Eating Disorder Essentials-Melbourne

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Eating Disorder Essentials-Melbourne

August 9 @ 9:30 am - August 11 @ 4:30 pm


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Eating Disorder Essentials - Melbourne (Early Bird)
$ 1,650.00


EATING DISORDER ESSENTIALS is now a 3 day face to face course with additional pre- course online content.

One month prior to the course start date,  you will receive access to online video content which will provide the background knowledge you need in order to be ready for the practical and experiential elements of the face to face course. The course content will be identical to the previous 5 day course, but the new format will mean less time off work to attend, and less travel/accommodation costs for people who can’t easily commute to the course venue.

During the course, you will also have access to a range of downloadable handouts and practitioner tools as well as the course manual which is very extensive.

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. 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 experience 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 can 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.


August 9 @ 9:30 am
August 11 @ 4:30 pm
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123 Queen Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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