Eating Disorder Essentials 2021 – ONLINE
February 1 @ 9:00 am - June 30 @ 11:00 pm$1031.25 – $1650.00
EATING DISORDER ESSENTIALS ONLINE STARTS ON 1st February 2021
After you register, you will receive an email containing links to all the downloadable handouts and practitioner tools you will need to accompany the online course.* You will also be able to access the course manual which is very extensive.
The online video content means 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.
We also have a Facebook study group that provides teaching support and allows you to interact with other course participants, ask questions and share resources as you work through the modules together.
The course must be completed by 31st October 2021 and 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 ACFED Approved Practitioner and have your details listed on the ACFED website.
You will also have the opportunity to attend a refresher course in any future year free of charge. This opportunity is available to anyone that fully completes the online course. Free refresher places are limited to 3 per course, per venue.
*Anyone that registers before the prior to the course start date, will receive the links on 1st February 2021
About the course
This course provides a solid foundation to enable you to successfully recognise and treat a range of eating disorders.
This comprehensive eating disorders course is in line with the latest thinking from a range of psychological approaches and covers all core competencies for the safe and effective identification of and response to eating disorders.
You will learn practical and effective skills that will enable you to engage with clients and offer them constructive help to recover from their eating disorder.
You may also contribute your own expertise as this course provides opportunities to share experiences and make discoveries.
The Eating Disorder Essentials training course is suitable for anyone who is likely to encounter eating disorders in their work.
This might include counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists, addiction specialists, life coaches, doctors, psychiatrists, nutritionists, nurses and social workers at all levels of experience and qualification.
You will learn:
- How to distinguish an eating disorder from disordered eating
- To understand and motivate people with eating disorders
- How to assess and conceptualise each disorder
- How to build a comprehensive treatment plan
- Prioritising treatment strategies for over and under eaters
- How to encourage and sustain change
- The effects of dietary chaos on mood and physiology
- Micro skills from traditional and newer therapies
- How to deal with emotional eating and cravings
- How to manage resistance and relapse
- Body image, media and historical influences
- How eating disorders affect men
After the course
Health professionals who complete the Eating Disorder Essentials training are invited to become an ACFED Approved practitioner.
You 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, peer support via our private Facebook page, and networking events in capital cities.
This course can also be taken in addition to our Psychological Approaches for Clients with Weight Concerns course and our Practical Skills for Eating Disorders to elevate you to Silver or Gold ACFED Approved Practitioner status.