Understanding anorexia and bulimia - how can we work with and support sufferers?
Working with anorexia is the most challenging of all the eating disorders, and statistics state that it has the highest mortality rate of all the mental health conditions.
This workshop has been developed to give you an overview and provide tools for you to work with this client group using the addiction model. You will gain an understanding of anorexia and bulimia and other types of restrictive eating disorders.
You will be introduced to the 12-step model and gain an overview of the principles of the steps in order to integrate it into your therapeutic model.
Aims and objectives
- To gain an understanding of the essential characteristics of anorexia and bulimia.
- To gain knowledge of the 12-step model for use in supporting sufferers and integrate key concepts into your practice.
- what is an eating disorder?
- characteristics of anorexia/characteristics of bulimia (DSM V reference)
- research – anorexia and addiction
- the cycle of addiction and its connection to anorexia/bulimia
- anorexia/binge eating/bulimia - the triple threat
- attachment theory relating to eating disorders
- steps one-12 summarised
- Lily’s poem (written by an anorexic client)
Five-hour CPD certificates issued.
I also deliver another workshop - working therapeutically with obesity - looking at food addiction and binge eating disorder. Please see full details in a separate entry.
I can deliver these workshops at a venue hosted by you. My fee for this is £300 for up to 20 people. £350 for 21-30 people, plus travel expenses.
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.