CPD - looking at obesity, food addiction, and binge eating disorder
Current statistics indicate that being overweight and having a poor diet is following very closely behind smoking for being the number one killer in the UK. Many life-threatening diseases are as a result of poor diet and obesity which are often caused by binge eating disorder or compulsive overeating. People are not being offered enough help for these disorders and are struggling to recognise if they have an addiction to certain foods. There is very little understanding of how to deal therapeutically with these conditions.
I have developed this CPD workshop to inform you of a therapeutic approach for working with these conditions. I introduce the 12-step addiction model as part of the workshop, and you will learn the basic principles of the model in order to integrate it into your therapeutic model. You will gain a good understanding of binge eating disorder and food addiction, as well as how these are treated.
Aims and objectives
- to gain an understanding of therapeutic treatment for obesity incorporating the 'biopsychosociospiritual addiction' model
- to gain an overview of the 12-steps
- to understand how to integrate this model of treatment into your own practice
- to have a good understanding of food addiction and binge eating disorder
- looking at what research has demonstrated about food as an addiction and the similarity to substance addiction
- comparing compulsive overeating/bingeing with substance dependence by looking at the DSM V-TR criteria
- study of the cycle of addiction
- characteristics of binge-eating disorder/compulsive overeating
- looking at other addictive/compulsive behaviours often associated with compulsive overeating
- learning the difference between group therapy and 12-step groups
- looking at the areas that need to be investigated during therapy sessions: family, personal, historical, trauma, and abuse
- looking at the solution offered to clients
- an interactive workshop for attendees to experience group work
- abstinence from compulsive overeating - what is it? How is it achieved?
- biopsychosociospiritual addiction model
- an introduction and overview of the 12-step facilitation model and it’s use during and after therapeutic treatment
- how to integrate this model into your own mode of treatment
- occupational therapists
- youth workers
- family therapists
- personal trainers
- general practitioners
- social workers
Five-hour CPD certificates provided.
About Rochelle Craig
I specialise in working with disordered and destructive eating behaviours including anorexia/binge eating disorder and food addiction. I have my own personal recovery from an eating disorder plus 16 years of working in this field using an addiction based model integrating CBT, Compassion Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques.