Therapeutic interventions for clients with emotional eating behaviours for qualified counsellors
About the training course
This course will be a small working group for 10-15 members and is for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists who are motivated to extend their practice into this challenging area of work. It is designed to provide a coherent psychological understanding of some of the key issues that contribute to emotional eating and obesity, together with the knowledge and skills needed to respond effectively with clients with over-eating issues. Teaching methods will include didactic input, small group work, role play, experiential activities and plenary discussions. It will employ an integrative approach including some TA concepts and CBT techniques. On completing the course, there is the potential opportunity to become an Associate of the WeightWise programme.
The course comprises four modules, which focus respectively on helping clients:
- explore and understand their emotional eating
- explore their motivation and resistance to changing their eating behaviour
- accept, contain and manage their feelings more effectively
- identify and challenge old thinking patterns.
The four-day training will take place on the following days:
8th/9th September 2016 and 15th/16th September
About WeightWise Academy
As WeightWise Academy, Lesley Butlin and Liz Blatherwick have run successful programmes in the NHS for clients with over-eating, binge eating and emotional eating patterns. They have been commissioned to provide psychosocial weight management education as part of the Change Point initiative across Nottinghamshire. Their research evidence and findings can be found at www.weightwiseacademy.co.uk. It is a requirement that anyone wishing to join Weightwise as an associate to deliver training has completed this certificate.
WeightWise associate opportunities
The WeightWise programme is rapidly expanding and new associates will be required to meet this growth. It is a requirement that anyone wishing to join Weightwise as an associate to deliver training has completed this certificate.
Please contact Lesley at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book your place, or call 01636 611562.
About the host
The course is tutored and facilitated by:
Liz Blatherwick (BSc, PGDip Couns & Psychotherapy, Adv Dip CBT, BACP accredited)
Lesley Butlin (Certified transactional analyst, MSc, UKCP registered, RMN)