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Event Details - Practical Skills (for Eating Disorders and Weight Concerns)

Title: Practical Skills (for Eating Disorders and Weight Concerns)
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop:

This 3-Day course is designed for health professionals who have already completed the Eating Disorder Essentials and the A Comprehensive Non-Diet Approach for Clients with Weight Concerns (also known as Psychological Approaches to Obesity) courses.

However, we will also accept health professionals who are experienced eating disorder practitioners.


Course / Workshop Outline:

This 3-day course starts with a short recap of the essential knowledge and treatment models introduced in our other courses (Eating Disorder Essentials and A Comprehensive Non-Diet Approach for Clients with Weight Concerns).

We then add two additional dimensions to your knowledge as we look at the nutritional aspects, biochemical and neurotransmitter imbalances, potentially hindering client recovery.  Understanding what these factors are and how they occur can help you treat clients more effectively.

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

We then concentrate purely on practice as we move through a series of case studies, role plays, group and pairs exercises.

This course consolidates your knowledge and gives you more practical skills in how to deal with barriers, the cognitive limitations of under-eating clients, mindset interventions and treatment planning.


OPD points: 10
Course / Workshop content:
Start/End Date: 10/12/2018 to 12/12/2018
Time: 00:00:00 - 00:00:00
Presenter / Provider: Kyla Holley - The Australian Centre for Eating Disorders
Contact Name: Allison Davidson
Contact Phone: 0421 747 129
Contact Email:
Qualifications: Bachelor of Counselling, M.Prac Eating Disorders

Kyla is a Counsellor & Master Practitioner in evidence-based treatments for sufferers of Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, Orthorexia and OSFED.

After training with the The National Centre for Eating Disorders (UK) she founded ACFED and developed a number of training courses in eating disorders and obesity for health professional in Australia and New Zealand.

The Australian Centre for Eating Disorders is part of her vision to create a high quality standard of professional knowledge in the treatment of eating disorders in Australia, making it safer for sufferers and their families to access effective support. Kyla is dedicated to building a network of dedicated, qualified health professionals through the Australian Centre for Eating Disorders.

She has forged a partnership with Dr Eric Stice at The Oregon Research Institute to ensure that Australia and New Zealand have access to their groundbreaking eating disorder and obesity prevention programs, the Body Project and Project Health. She has also visited The Maudsley and Springfield University Hospitals in London to learn about their patient treatment methods, and to learn the MANTRA method of treating adults with anorexia nervosa. 

She also has extensive knowledge and experience specifically related to metabolic surgery and works as part of a multidisciplinary clinical team in addition to working in private practice and is a member of the Australia and New Zealand metabolic and obesity surgery society (ANZMOSS).

Eating Disorder Essentials, A Comprehensive Non-Diet Approach for Clients with Weight Concerns, Practical Skills, and Prevention Facilitator training courses are presented by Kyla.

Address: 123 Queen Street
Address 2:
Suburb: Melbourne
State: VIC
Postcode: 3000
Parking: Paid
Is there disability parking and entry? Yes
Are meals included with this event? No
If yes, what meals?
Registration URL:
Cost ($): 1237.50
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