Treating The Emotional Eater

A person’s  behaviour around food has deep roots that need to be acknowledged and understood-before that  behaviour can change. This course will help you, the dietitian co-facilitate with other healthcare professionals, and bring enduring health and joy to a person’s life around their body and food, instead of a short-lived superficial intervention that brings the devastation of yet another relapse and feeling of failure in your patient’s life…

In this one of a kind evidence based course, Janet Earl (clinical psychologist) and Julie Deane-Williams (Dietician) bring their 50 years of collective experience in treating disordered eating / comfort eating and Eating Disorders directly to you. For the first time in 2018 the course will be in a fully interactive online course format 

The Course

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Module 1 and 2:  Foundational Course: Understanding and Treating Disordered Eating

  • Exploring the interface between psychology and nutrition
  • Goals of nutritional therapy
  • Gaining insight into the hidden world of disordered eating
  • Etiological aspects
  • Understanding the Eating Disorder as a disorder of the self
  • Therapeutic concepts such as therapeutic alliance; transitional space; therapist as alter-ego; therapeutic container; transference and countertransference; transactional analysis and resistance
  • Therapeutic skills such as quality of presence; boundary management; and mindfulness
  • Aspects of treatment- multidisciplinary team
  • Setting the scene for treatment-physical and psychological environment
  • Medical Nutrition therapy-goals; models; phases and stages of treatment; empowerment in the food environment including concepts of intuitive eating and self-regulation
  • Cognitive Control; Emotional Control; Physical Control

Module 3 and 4: Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder

Understanding Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder

  • Historical aspects
  • Diagnosis and Clinical Criteria
  • Epidemiology
  • Physical and Medical Aspects
  • Psychosocial aspects
  • Understanding Bingeing
  • nderstanding the External and Internal worlds
  • How it hurts: the cost

Treating Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder

  • Medical Treatment including pharmacotherapy; inpatient and outpatient management
  • Psychotherapeutic models: behavioural; addiction model; cognitive behaviour therapy; mindfulness model; dialectical behaviour therapy; psychodynamic therapy; transactional analysis; interpersonal therapy and Jungian analysis
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy including the different phases of treatment and different monitoring sheets

Module 5 and 6: Anorexia Nervosa and the Religion of Thinness

Anorexia Nervosa and the Religion of Thinness

  • Diagnostic Aspects
  • Aetiology and Epidemiology
  • Physiological and Medical Aspects
  • Clinical Presentation and Characteristics
  • Understanding Anorexia Nervosa

Module 6: 10 

Anorexia Nervosa and the Religion of Thinness

  • General Principles and Models of Treatment
  • Phases of Treatment

Entire Course

Module 1 - 6
  • 6/01/2021 - 31/12/2021

Option 1

Module 1 - 2
  • 6/01/2021 - 31/12/2021

Option 2

Module 3 - 4
  • 6/01/2021 - 31/12/2021

Option 2

Module 5 - 6
  • 6/01/2021 - 31/12/2021

*Please Note: To sign up for module 5 and 6 you must have completed the previous 4 modules . 

Julie Deane-Williams

has a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics through the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and the University of Pretoria. She is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. In 2015 she completed a 2-year postgraduate training in Mindfulness -Based Interventions through the Faculty of Medicine at Stellenbosch University.

Julie has worked in the field of eating disorders and disordered eating in the private sector since 1991. Her current practice is situated in Constantia Rd, Plumstead, Cape Town.

From the platform “Minding the Food Space”, Julie offers individual consultations, courses, retreats and workshops to help people create healthier relationships with their bodies, food, eating and themselves. She facilitates an 8 week Mindfulness-based Group Intervention programme called “What am I truly hungering for?”

She has presented her working perspective on eating disorders at numerous congresses and symposia. Julie is a member of The Association of Dietetics in South Africa and is a Director of the Institute of Mindfulness in South Africa.

Janet Earl

Janet Earl is a registered clinical psychologist. She has worked in the field of eating disorders for over 26 years; in both the private and the public sector, inpatient and outpatient units as well as outpatient treatment. Her work has involved individual, group and family treatment. She has been involved in lecturing and supervising students in different faculties; has presented papers and workshops at numerous forums and conferences, and done extensive public speaking and psycho-education at schools, hospitals, television and other forums as well as published articles. It has been her life’s work helping people to understand their relationship with food and with their bodies and ultimately to help them develop healthier relationships with themselves.

Her private practice is situated in Bellevue St, Gardens, Cape Town.

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