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Forthcoming training events
All training is based on the latest research as well as clinical experience.

Any cancellations for Covid-related reasons will get a full refund.

The next training event will be a 1 hr online training on Zoom, followed by half day trainings in Wellington and Hamilton. For details, scroll down. For any other information, including costs, you are invited to
make contact.

Eating Issues: the fundamentals
Next online training dates for talk therapists:
Tuesday 22nd June 12.15- 1.15 pm (fully booked)
Tuesday 29th June 12.15- 1.15 pm (fully booked)
Wednesday 4th August 5.15- 6.15 pm (fully booked)
Monday 20th September 12.15-1.15 pm
Monday 4th October 5.15-6.15 pm
Thursday 21st October 12.15-1.15 pm

This training event is for counsellors, social workers, clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, OTs, and others in similar roles. Please
get in touch if you would like to hear of future dates.

Next online training date for nurses: Wednesday 7th July 5.15- 6.15 pm.
Please get in touch if you would like to hear of future dates.

Next online training date for other professionals: to be confirmed.
Please get in touch if you would like to be hear of future dates.

This one hour online event is for anyone who may encounter people with eating issues in the course of their work. It is suitable for those new to the topic as well as those wishing to update or refresh their knowledge. The format is a Zoom online slides presentation for 50 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for questions. (Except for those with prior experience, attending this training event is a pre-requisite for the training events below.)

Key learning points include:
The main types of issues presented by clients
Myths and facts about eating issues
Understanding the inner world of your client
Key messages for your client
What you need to know if your client has an eating disorder

For more information, or to register for this event, you are invited to
make contact.


Eating disorders, and other eating and body image issues: an introduction
Next training dates for talk therapists:
Saturday 7th August, 1- 4.30 pm Christchurch
Saturday 23rd October, 1- 4.30 pm Wellington
Saturday 6th November, 12.15- 3.45 pm Hamilton

Any cancellations for Covid-related reasons will get a full refund.

These dates are for counsellors, social workers, clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, OTs, and others in similar roles.
This is a half-day introductory training workshop for those in the helping professions who may encounter clients with eating and body image issues, including clients with diagnosed Eating Disorders, in the course of their work. It is suitable for those relatively new to the subject as well as those wishing to update, refresh or extend their knowledge. (Attending the online Fundamentals training is a pre-requisite, except for those with prior experience of working with these issues.)

Key learning points include:
Knowing the main types of eating issues and eating disorders
Assessing eating behaviours, inner experience, and readiness to change
Psycho-education and physiological education for your client
Working with your client: first steps to change
Dealing with lapses
ANZAED eating disorder treatment principles & clinical practice standards

For more information, or to register for this event, you are invited to make contact.

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Restricting: working with clients who restrict their food intake
This is a half-day workshop for professionals working with clients whose issues include unhealthy restricting of the amount or type of their food intake (including those with Anorexia Nervosa and Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)).

Key learning points include:
Identifying your client's eating issues, and the role of diagnosis
The effects of restriction
Assessing for severity and risk
The role of genes and the environment
Types of treatment and the role of motivation
Multidisciplinary work, and your role in the recovery team
Supporting your client in making sustained behavioural change
Relapse prevention
Working ethically and self-care
ANZAED eating disorder treatment principles and general clinical practice standards

For more information, or to register for this event, you are invited to make contact.


Purging: working with clients who use compensatory strategies
This is an introductory half-day workshop for practitioners working with clients who binge-eat and then use compensatory strategies (such as vomiting or laxative use), including clients with with Bulimia Nervosa and Purging Disorder. (Where clients are below a weight that is right for them, the workshop Restricting: working with clients who restrict their food intake is recommended instead.)


Key learning points include:

Identifying your client's eating issues, and the role of diagnosis
The effects of purging
Assessing for severity and risk
Assessing for predisposing, precipitating and perpetuating factors
Developing a therapeutic alliance with clients who purge
Key first steps and addressing ambivalence
Facilitating behavioural change with clients who purge
Facilitating cognitive change
Facilitating skills for dealing with emotions
Relapse prevention
ANZAED eating disorder treatment principles and general clinical practice standards

For more information, or to register for this event, you are invited to make contact.


Bingeing: working with clients who eat compulsively
This is an introductory half-day workshop for practitioners working with clients who binge eat, including those with Binge Eating Disorder. (Where clients also use compensatory strategies, the workshop Purging: working with clients who use compensatory strategies is recommended instead.)

Key learning points include:

Understanding Binge Eating Disorder and other forms of compulsive eating
Assessing for predisposing, precipitating and perpetuating factors
Developing a therapeutic alliance with clients who eat compulsively
Key first steps and addressing ambivalence with these clients
Faciliating behavioural change with clients with these clients
Facilitating cognitive change
Facilitating skills for dealing with emotions
✓ Understanding more about whether mindful eating and intuitive eating can be helpful
Relapse prevention
ANZAED eating disorder treatment principles and general clinical practice standards

For more information, or to register for this event, you are invited to make contact.


Working with female clients with body image issues
This is a half day workshop to support practitioners working with female clients who are experiencing body dissatisfaction and have no significant eating issues. (Please note that with respect to clients with body image issues who also have eating issues, attendance at one of the above half-day workshops is recommended instead.)

Key learning points include:
Predisposing, precipitating, and perpetuating factors for body dissatisfaction
Navigating the empathy tightrope: developing a therapeutic alliance
Understanding the relationship between a negative body image and your client's other issues
Joint goal setting in a thin-obsessed world: Body confidence? Self-acceptance? 'Healthy at every size' (HAES) or a 'healthy size'?
Facilitating cognitive change
Using other strategies
Understanding the role of your own body image

For more information, or to register for this event, you are invited to make contact.


For information about other training events, to request a customised in-house training for your team, or to be kept informed of future events (including online events) you are invited to make contact.