Psychological Approaches for Clients with Weight Concerns- Brisbane

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Psychological Approaches for Clients with Weight Concerns- Brisbane

June 7, 2021 @ 9:30 am - June 9, 2021 @ 4:30 pm

$618.75 – $1125.00

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Psychological Approaches for Clients with Weight Concerns - Brisbane - (Early Bird)
Cancellation Policy Should your circumstances change and you are no longer able to attend a course, you should contact us no later than 30 days prior to the commencement of the course. A cancellation fee of $100 will apply to cover costs incurred in relation to your registration. Should you cancel less than 30 days prior to the commencement of the course no refund will be payable, but you will be given the option to attend this course at a later date. If ACFED has to cancel your course, you will be advised more than 30 days prior to the course commencement date. You will be offered the option to transfer to the same course at another venue, or your money will be refunded in full. ACFED will not be responsible for any additional costs incurred by you as a result of the cancellation. Early Bird Discount Our payment terms are strictly 14 days from the date of booking invoice. Early bird bookings not paid by the Early Bird cut-off date will be re-invoiced at the standard rate.
$ 990.00

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. This 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
  • Understanding weight based stigma
  • Relationship issues, self-sabotage and collusion
  • Mindset interventions
  • Emotional and comfort eating
  • Dealing with psychological plateaus and lapses
  • Body image interventions
  • Bariatric surgery. The medical, dietary and psychological impacts
  • How to help clients thinking of, or going through bariatric surgery

After the course
Health professionals who complete the Psychological Approaches for Clients with Weight Concerns course will become an ACFED approved practitioner. You can choose to be included on our database and receive referrals via our website.

Your work in the field of Clients with 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.

ACFED 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 Practical Skills for Eating Disorders Course to elevate you to Silver or Gold ACFED Approved Practitioner status.


June 7, 2021 @ 9:30 am
June 9, 2021 @ 4:30 pm
$618.75 – $1125.00
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Level 24, 215 Adelaide Street
Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia
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