The DAA Centre for Advanced Learning (CAL) and expert psychologist Glenn Mackintosh are thrilled to bring you a new course in the Psychology of Eating, Weight, and Body Image.

For more information head to:
https://daa.asn.au/member-community/blog/centre-for-advanced-learning/psychology-of-eating-weight-body-image/

The DAA Centre for Advanced Learning (CAL) and expert psychologist Glenn Mackintosh are thrilled to bring you a new course in the Psychology of Eating, Weight, and Body Image.

For more information head to:
https://daa.asn.au/member-community/blog/centre-for-advanced-learning/psychology-of-eating-weight-body-image/

Weight management certainly is a complex, multifactorial, and challenging area – for clients and us practitioners alike, and dietitians are at forefront of psycho-dietetic issues every day in clinical practice. This workshop combines empirical research, evidence-based principals, and practical strategies to help your ability to work with clients interested in managing their eating, physical movement, weight, and body image (i.e., almost every client)!

I know you have a lot of PD opportunities, and time and funds won’t allow you to do everything, so here are 3 reasons why I think this workshop will be great for you:

• Enhance your work with clients – Improve outcomes by applying innovative and evidence-based psychological principles.
• Increase your demand – Add value, grow your practice, and get the jump on competitors by providing a unique point of difference.
• Enjoy your work more – Helping clients get unstuck from common barriers makes work more fun for both of you!

Suitable for:
Graduates in Dietetics
Accredited Practising Dietitians
Registered Psychologists

Day One:
– Understand research on the effectiveness of current behavioural, psychological, and surgical interventions for weight management.
– Apply Goal Setting to clients interested in weight management, including developing realistic goals, holistic goals, and the application of values.
– Apply psychological skills to help clients develop mindfulness, motivation, positive thinking, balance, patience, resilience, and self-efficacy.
– Tailor psychological skills to the presenting client and engage clients in developing psychological skills.
– Understand relevant research on the ineffectiveness and potential harm of weight-focused behavioural approaches and potential benefit of non-dieting approaches.

Day Two:
– Introduce and apply the theory and application of the Circle of Healthy Eating; a non-dieting framework for intuitive eating.
– Introduce and apply a psychological framework for physical activity adherence and enjoyment.
– Understand relevant theory and research on emotional eating, and it’s relationship with psychological wellbeing and weight management outcomes.
– Introduce and apply a theoretical framework for overcoming emotional eating.
– Understand the social and cultural origins of a “normative discontent” with body-image, and the effects of body image on overall wellbeing and adherence to healthy living.
– Apply simple and effective strategies to improve body image.
– Cohesively apply the principles and techniques of the psychology of eating, movement, weight, and body-image with a range of clients.

Leave this course with:
– Psychological skills and strategies to support patients on their weight management journey
– Recommendations, guidelines and evidence based literature to add to your toolkit
– Network of dietitians working in the field of weight management
– Up to 13 hours Continuing Professional Development (CPD). APDs can enter this under ‘Professional Education’ when course content aligns with APD learning goals (and remember to tick the ‘Professional Competence’ box in your CPD entry as well if the course has developed your skills, knowledge and expertise related to your area of practice – and that’s our goal!)
– A Certificate of Attendance

If you would like to attend, please register now at:
https://daa.asn.au/events/psychology-of-eating-weight-and-body-image/?referer=search