eating disorder training for therapists

Starting January 2024 …

Training for Therapists:
Working with Eating Disorders
(Disordered Eating)


Eating Disorder Training is offered to psychotherapists, social workers, counselors, psychologists, doctors, nurses, dieticians and nutritionists interested in learning how to work with people who suffer from disordered eating.

The focus is on binge eating, compulsive overeating, emotional eating, bulimia, food addiction, restrictive eating and other disordered eating behaviors, along with body image, weight and size-related concerns, including obesity. Because anorexia requires specific skills and hospital treatment,  it will be covered only briefly

As a Registered Psychotherapist working in this field since 2007, and a seasoned workshop facilitator and trainer, I bring over 40 years of my own recovery process to this workshop.  This includes thousands of hours in 12-step rooms as I listened to the struggles and successes of others and shared my own.

The training is mainly didactic with some experiential components.  It can be presented on an individual basis (i.e., privately),  in a small group of your own choosing, or by signing up for this training.


In this training, you will …

– Gain a thorough knowledge of the basics of eating disorders

– how they present in the client

– how they function for the client

– comorbidities and health risks

– learn when to refer clients to higher levels of care

– Understand the difference between eating disorders and food addiction, along with the theoretical and therapeutic implications

– Understand the general psychology of eating disorders

– Gain awareness of important concepts that affect the recovery and healing process

– Understand how to apply various theoretical principles (e.g., Gestalt, CBT, DBT) to eating disorder treatment

– Learn how to incorporate authentic lived experience into the therapeutic relationship

– Have the opportunity to discuss case studies throughout and afterwards


Private Sessions:

– Scheduled at mutual convenience

– $100/hour Cdn (HST included), payable via e-transfer or PayPal


Group Training:

– Saturday afternoons:  3:30 to 5:30pm, about every 2 weeks for 6 sessions (or weekly, if the group prefers)

– Jan 27, Feb 10, Feb 24, Mar 9, Mar 23, Mar 30

– $325 Cdn (HST included), payable via e-transfer or PayPal

– NOTE: if more sessions needed they can be added


Ongoing Case Studies:

– This is an optional benefit — scheduled monthly if helpful