Practical Skills for Eating Disorders & Weight Concerns

About the Course

This 3-day course includes a reminder of the essential knowledge and treatment models introduced in our other courses (Eating Disorder Essentials and Psychological Approaches for Clients with Weight Concerns).

We then add additional dimensions to your knowledge as we look at some of the common aspects potentially hindering client recovery, and explore some more complex presentations including Diabuilima.

This is also a chance to expand on the treatment interventions for adults with anorexia nervosa using concepts from the Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA) which are not covered in the Eating Disorder Essentials course.

We move through a series of peer case study discussions relevant to each section, and some group and pairs exercises.

This course consolidates your knowledge and gives you an opportunity to discuss more challenging presentations and dilemmas.


This 3-Day course is designed for health professionals who have already completed the Eating Disorder Essentials.

However, we also welcome accept health professionals who are new to ACFED, but already have some experience with eating disorders.

After the course

Health professionals who complete the 3-Day Practical Skills for Eating Disorders & Weight Concerns course can become an ACFED approved practitioner and 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, inclusion on our website and peer support.

This course can be taken in addition to our Eating Disorders Essentials course and our Psychological Approaches for Clients with Weight Concerns course to elevate you to Silver or Gold ACFED Approved Practitioner status.