Excellence In Practitioner Skills For Eating Disorders

9 days

9-Day Foundation Course With Award Of Diploma In Eating Disorders is also part Of The Master Practitioner Programme.

The programme: 9 days with free add-on days online

This remarkable, inspiring course is updated in line with the latest thinking from a range of psychologies and healing approaches.
Learn effective take-home skills to help people recover from their eating distress. The experiential content of this course could transform your own relationship with food. It could change your life.

Trainer: Dr Jeremy Alford supported by Deanne Jade

Venue:  ZOOM with preparatory reading supplied.

We also provide extra free hours for questions and reflections

Next Dates: 
2024 Autumn : 3 sets: Sept. 26-28 & October 3-5 & 10-12
2025 Spring:     3 sets: March 20-22 & 27-29 & April 3-5
2025 Autumn: 3 sets: October 2-4 & 9-11 & 16-18
Fee: 1695 

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

Suitability & Recognition

The course is suitable for counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists, addiction specialists, doctors, psychiatrists, nutritionists, nurses and social workers at all levels of experience and qualification. See further notes below.

This course is BPS Learning Centre Approved as suitable for the CPD of Chartered Psychologists. It qualifies for 35 CPD points on application to the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP). It is deemed suitable by the British Association For Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) for the CPD of counsellors in training and qualified counsellors


You will learn

How to engage and motivate people with eating disorders

How to assess each disorder in a way that is helpful

How to build a treatment plan and get to the heart of the problem

Prioritising treatment strategies for anorexia, bulimia, compulsive eating, ARFID, Orthorexia

How to motivate and sustain change

The effects of dietary chaos on mood and physiology

Skills from traditional and new wave therapies, including CBT, CBT-E, CeBT, NLP, EFT, AAT and TA

New skills for emotional eating and food restriction

How to manage resistance

How to transform your own relationship with food


The NCFED Diploma In Practitioner Skills For Eating Disorders is awarded if you complete an assignment after the course for a further fee of £105. It  asks for personal reflections and a case plan. The award is optional and all delegates receive a certificate of attendance. This training is a stand-alone course, and is also module 1 of the NCFED Master Practitioner Programme.  The other modules include Essential Obesity & Nutritional Interventions For Eating Disorders. The Advanced Diploma is granted upon successful completion of assignments for this training course plus one other of the above.

*Non psychological therapists with the Diploma can advertise that they have a “Special interest in eating disorders” and will know how to apply many of the learned strategies on this course. For ethical practice with ED clients they must also work alongside a ED-trained psychotherapist.

Join our network

Practitioners awarded the Diploma may join the NCFED Practitioner Network  and get client referrals from us.

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