Psychological Approaches for Clients with Weight Concerns 2021 – Online

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Psychological Approaches for Clients with Weight Concerns 2021 – Online

February 1 @ 9:00 am - December 31 @ 11:00 pm

$399.00 – $990.00

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$ 399.00

Psychological Approaches for Clients with Weight Concerns ONLINE

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After you register,  you will receive online access 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 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 December 2021 and you will complete and return a 1500 word 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 only available to anyone that fully completes the online course. Free refresher places are limited to 3 per course, per venue.

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
  • Maintaining factors, a model for treatment
  • Working with ambivalence – useful exercises and tests
  • Motivational approaches
  • 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

Health professionals who complete the 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 Eating Disorders Essentials course and our 3-Day Practical Skills for Eating Disorders Course to elevate you to Silver or Gold ACFED Approved Practitioner status.


February 1 @ 9:00 am
December 31 @ 11:00 pm
$399.00 – $990.00
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