Practical Skills for Eating Disorders & Weight Concerns

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Melbourne, 29th Jul 2019
Mon, 29/07/2019 - 9:30am to Wed, 31/07/2019 - 5:00pm
123 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
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Mon, 17/06/2019 - 11pm
ACFED Training
Benefits of professional training
Eating Disorder counselling
Eating Disorder recovery

This 3-day course starts with a reminder of the essential knowledge and treatment models introduced in our other courses (Eating Disorder Essentials and Psychological Approaches for Clients with Weight Concerns).

We then add additional dimensions to your knowledge as we look at some of the aspects potentially hindering client recovery.  Understanding what these factors are and how they occur can help you treat clients more effectively. We will work together to overcome some of the common problems we might encounter.

This is also a chance to expand on the treatment interventions for adults with anorexia nervosa using some exercises and concepts from the Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA) which are not covered in the Eating Disorder Essentials course. 

We then concentrate purely on practice as we move through a series of case studies, role plays, group and pairs exercises.

The 'bring a case study' section will allow you to present a dilemma from your current work load and benefit from peer supervision as we work through these case studies in groups.

This course consolidates your knowledge and gives you more practical skills in how to deal with barriers, the cognitive limitations of under-eating clients, mindset interventions and treatment planning.


This 3-Day course is designed for health professionals who have already completed the Eating Disorder Essentials and the Psychological Approaches for Clients with Weight Concerns (previously known as Psychological Approaches to Obesity) courses.

However, we will also accept health professionals who are experienced eating disorder practitioners.

After the course

Health professionals who complete the 3-Day Practical Skills for Eating Disorders & Weight Concerns course can become an ACFED approved practitioner and can choose to be included on our database and receive referrals via our website. 

ACFED approved practitioners will be able to use our logo to promote their skills, and they will receive referrals, inclusion on our website and peer support.

This course can be taken in addition to our 5-Day Eating Disorders Essentials course and our 3-Day Psychological Approaches for Clients with Weight Concerns course to elevate you to Silver or Gold ACFED Approved Practitioner status.