Essential Obesity: Psychological Approaches 3 days


This inspiring up-to-date course brings the latest thinking from health psychology and other approaches to help you with weight loss clients in any professional setting.

Taught largely from the front, this course brings together people from all over the world and many find it helpful for their own weight management.

It is Approved by the BPS Learning Centre for CPD BPS Learning Centre
and CPD points are awarded subject to peer review by the Royal College of Psychiatrists on application. It is also part of the Master Practitioner Programme.


The course is suitable for counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists, doctors, psychiatrists, nutritionists, nurses, social workers & other health professionals

you will learn

  • Current thinking about all weight loss approaches including drugs & surgery
  • How to assess, engage & motivatepear
  • How to customise treatment, getting the right fit
  • How to manage barriers to change in diet & lifestyle
  • How to deal with comfort & emotional eating
  • Targeting relationships
  • How to transform obesity thinking
  • How to deal with difficult clients
  • Dealing with pitfalls, like plateau & relapse
  • Important counsellor qualities
  • Where psychology, medication, meal replacement plans or surgery may fit into an overall treatment plan
  • How to boost willpower                                       001

Trainer: Deanne Jade                                                  
Next Dates: 

Summer 2019:  June 6-8

Receive a substantial discount if you book this course as part of the Master Practitioner Programme


The NCFED Certificate in Obesity Skills is awarded if you complete an assignment after the course. This is optional and all delegates receive the certificate of attendance.

This training is a stand-alone course, and is also a module of the NCFED Master Practitioner programme. The other modules include Excellence in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders & Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders.

The Advanced Diploma is granted upon successful completion of assignments on the 8 day Eating Disorder training course, plus one other of the above.

The Master Practitioner award is awarded to those completing assignments on all 3 trainings.

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Book by phone: +44 (0)84 5838 2040


“A very stimulating three days. I learned a great deal…. My theory is that you are not actually a real human being, but some brilliant creature from outer space running on some sort of energy as yet unknown to man.” - Rozie Von M


“Thank you for a wonderful course!  …I learnt an awful lot … and find it extremely useful with shorter-style patient consultations as a GP…. especially simple changes to nutritional intake an some extremely helpful cognitive techniques.” - Dr Robin P


“I am still bursting with new information following last week’s course…… It has been a long time since I have had a tutor with such a wealth of knowledge as yourself. Your delivery and presentation was inspiring, and showed your love & passion for the field.” - James L