1-day CPD course |  Back by popular demand |  ION CPD 5 hours

CPD course for professionals

Eating disorders and eating distress present complex situations with important consequences for the mental and physical health of affected individuals. Nutrition Practitioners need to understand the definitions and diagnostic criteria for the main disorders, the potential underlying biochemical imbalances, the role and nature of nutritional support and guidelines and boundaries for safe and appropriate practice.

This one-day practical seminar (along with the recommended pre-reading) aims to improve your ability to work safely with individuals affected by an eating disorder/eating distress.

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What will I learn?

By the end of this course you will have gained:  

  • An understanding of the similarities, differences and diagnostic criteria for the main eating disorders that they may encounter in their work
  • An understanding of the similarities and differences between eating disorders and eating distress and how to identify these in practice
  • Increased knowledge of the role of nutritional approaches in the management of eating disorders
  • An understanding of the guidelines, boundaries and ethical issues related to safe and appropriate nutrition practice in this field
  • Greater confidence to determine when and how to work with clients who present with eating disorders and eating distress
  • An opportunity to interact with a highly experienced speaker and to gain answers and further ideas for immediate use in practice
  • A chance to network and make contact with other nutrition and complementary medicine practitioners
Full course programme



Who is this course for?

  • Qualified nutritional therapists, nutritionists, dietitians and naturopaths who wish to gain greater confidence in supporting clients with eating disorders
  • Nutrition students in their final year of training
  • Other complementary medicine practitioners
  • Other health care professionals interested in deepening their knowledge in this topic



What's included?

  • Presentation materials
  • Drinks and light refreshments
  • The chance to interact with a highly experienced speaker and gain answers and ideas pertinent to your work
  • An opportunity to network with other nutrition and complementary medicine practitioners



Who will teach?

Jane Nodder is an experienced nutrition practitioner and Course Director for the on-line MSc programmes in Oriental Medicine, Complementary Medicine and Advanced Nutrition (Research & Practice) at the Northern College of Acupuncture, York (University of Middlesex).



What level is this course?

  • This course provides CPD at Levels 6 and 7 (final year Undergraduate / Masters degree level). Although the presenter will briefly recap on key knowledge areas, this day focuses on turning knowledge into practice and improving critiquing abilities.
  • Practitioners are not expected to have trained to the above level to attend, but the course assumes some clinical experience and is therefore only suitable for nutrition students in their final year of training.

The pre-reading materials will cover the following key information relating to eating disorders and eating distress:

  • common disorders
  • similarities and differences between disorders
  • diagnostic criteria for the classical eating disorders
  • overview of aetiology, predisposing, precipitating and perpetuating factors for other eating disorders
  • lifestyle and behavioural factors
  • overview of conventional treatment approaches



How will I be taught?

The course will be delivered via a mix of pre-reading materials and face to face attendance.  The seminar will be delivered in presentation format illustrated with case examples.

Space is limited to 48 participants. You will receive essential information, practical tips and resources to help you implement your learning in your practice. 

Materials and pre-reading will be provided electronically two weeks before the course and given the pre-reading involved, bookings for this course will close at this time. In order to reduce our global footprint, hard copies of most materials will not be provided on the day, unless the material is particularly sensitive.

Delegates are welcome to bring the materials on electronic devices; print and bring the materials or take notes and refer to the electronic versions at a later date.

PLEASE NOTE: Education research demonstrates that participants learn most when they focus on the speaker and write their own short personalized notes rather than writing on the materials provided. We therefore encourage participants to use them as reference materials when home and there is no need to print them all for the day. We encourage participants to think in advance about the key questions you would like answered by the day and for you to tailor your learning, questioning and note taking to address these.



Good to know

  • Registration starts at 9:30AM
  • Please check you have read ION’s FAQs including our cancellation and refund policy before booking
  • If registering as a student, ID proof will be required on the day. Failure to bring proof will result in the full price of the event being invoiced
  • Price includes drink and light refreshments throughout the day. Lunch is not provided but there is a fantastic selection of cafes and restaurants within a 5 minute walk as well as a range of independent and high street shops and attractive outdoor spaces, including a section along the River Thames.
  • Use of public transport is advised. There is no free parking in the immediate area. For full parking details visit the Richmond Council website
  • An electronic link to course materials/handouts (if any) will be provided approximately two weeks in advance
  • If you have an issue making a booking please email us [email protected]


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Eating Disorders 20 Feb '19 - Practitioner/Scientist

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Eating Disorders 20 Feb '19 - Student

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Eating Disorders 20 Feb '19 - ION Alumni

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