Eating Disorder Essentials

*In response to the impacts of Covid 19 (coronavirus) EATING DISORDER ESSENTIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE IN 2021*

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.

After you register, you will be able to access all the handouts and practitioner tools you will need to accompany the online course, as well as the course manual which is very extensive.

You will be invited to join a Facebook study group that will provide teaching support and allow you to interact with other course participants and to ask questions and share resources as you work through the modules together.

At the end of the course 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. This has to be completed by 31st December 2021.

Once you fully complete the online course , you will also have the opportunity to attend the face to face course, in any future year free of charge. Places are limited, but we have raised the future limit of the amount of free refresher places to 3 per course, per venue.

The Eating Disorder Essentials 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 course 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, regular network newsletters and offers.
This course can also be taken in addition to our 3-Day Psychological Approaches for Clients with Weight Concerns course and our 3-Day Practical Skills for Eating Disorders and Weight Concerns course to elevate you to Silver or Gold ACFED Approved Practitioner status.

Eating Disorder Essentials 2021 – ONLINE


EATING DISORDER ESSENTIALS ONLINE Join at any time! 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...

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