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Eating Disorder Awareness

Course Objectives

  • To increase your knowledge, awareness and understanding in the area of eating disorders.
  • To help you identify signs and symptoms of eating disorders.
  • To reflect on why people develop eating disorders.
  • To offer some options around support and strategies for working with people with eating disorders.

Course Overview

Definitions:

What are eating disorders – three main groups?

  • Anorexia Nervosa.
  • Bulimia Nervosa.
  • Atypical Eating Disorders.

(Including: Binge Eating Disorder, Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified EDNOS).

Quiz

Signs and symptoms:

  • What might tell you that someone had an eating disorder – Group work.

Anorexia Nervosa:

  • Physical Signs?
  • Psychological signs?
  • Behavioural signs?

Bulimia Nervosa:

  • Physical Signs?
  • Psychological signs?
  • Behavioural signs?

Binge Eating Disorder (BED):

  • Signs and symptoms.

Eating Disorder not otherwise specified:

  • Signs and symptoms.

Diagnostic criteria:

  • Anorexia Nervosa.
  • Bulimia Nervosa.
  • Binge Eating Disorder.

Why is Food the issue?

Why do dome young people develop Eating disorders?

  • Background.
  • Triggers.
  • Sustaining the disorder.

Examining food and body distorted perceptions.

Risk and contributory Factors.

NICE Guidelines for Treatment Options:

  • Physical Health care.
  • Refeeding guidelines.
  • Psychological care.

Further treatment options including:

  • Psychological Treatments – Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Focal psychodynamic therapy (an overview).
  • Psycho-educational groups.
  • Family interventions.
  • Gaining weight safely.

Case Study.

Evaluations and summary.

 

 

Course Details

  • Duration: Half day
  • Course Title: Eating Disorder Awareness

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