Anti-Diet Approach for Health Professionals – Coming in 2022

New online course coming in 2022!

After you register, you will receive links that allow you to access all the handouts and practitioner tools you will need to accompany the online course, as well as the course manual, which is very extensive.

You will be able to complete the entire training at your own pace without needing any time off work, and without incurring travel or accommodation costs.

At the end of the course you will complete and return a case study to demonstrate your understanding of the course content.  Once marked and returned, you will be invited to register as an ACFEB Approved Practitioner and have your details listed on the ACFEB website. 


About the Course

This course teaches specific skills for working with adults with weight concerns by addressing the practical and psychological factors they may be experiencing.

We take an anti-diet approach to this issue and concentrate instead on equipping people with skills and solutions they might need to increase self-efficacy and autonomy. Our approach encourages individuals to reject weight and shape goals and to concentrate instead on health behaviour change and body acceptance.

This course can also be taken as a ‘stand alone’ option for those health professionals who are simply looking to enhance their skills in the area of clients with weight concerns.


The course is suitable for counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists, addiction specialists, doctors, psychiatrists, dietitians, nutritionists, nurses and social workers at all levels of experience and qualification.

You will learn about

  • Understanding the mechanics of weight gain and weight loss
  • Influencing factors, a model for treatment
  • Working with ambivalence – useful exercises and tests
  • Motivation
  • Hunger and appetite
  • Relationship issues, self-sabotage and collusion
  • Mindset interventions
  • Emotional and comfort eating
  • Dealing with psychological plateaus
  • Body image interventions

After the course

On completion of the Anti Diet Approach for Health Professionals course you can become an ACFEB approved practitioner and choose to be included on our database and receive referrals via our website.

Your work in the weight concerns will be in demand, and may increase your profitability if you are in private practice and/or may increase your future employment prospects.

ACFEB approved practitioners will be able to use our logo to promote their skills, and they will receive referrals, network news and offers.

This course can also be taken in addition to our Eating Disorders Essentials course and our Complete Bariatrics course to elevate you to Silver or Gold ACFEB Approved Practitioner status.