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Eating Disorder Sensitive: Education for Social Workers & Psychotherapists

Build your capacity and increase your confidence when working with clients with eating disorders or disordered eating. This course is accredited with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association for 3CEU credits.


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90 Days


~ 3 hours



Group rates available, contact [email protected]
What you are going to learn

Buying This Course Saves Lives

All proceeds of this course go to helping people struggling with devastating eating disorders. 

This introductory training course is aimed at offering education to social workers, therapists, psychologists, mental health care providers, and other professionals in Health, Social and Human Services.

This course is brought to you by the Body Peace Collaborative, a network of 3 eating disorder organizations: Body Brave, Eating Disorders Nova Scotia and Bridgepoint Centre for Eating Disorders.
Learning Topics:
  • Understanding Eating Disorders
  • Providing Care For All, including Anti-Oppressive Approaches
  • The Recovery Community
  • Cultivating the Therapeutic Alliance
  • Treatment Approaches for Eating Disorders

The content covers six core competency areas for those who are shared care professionals or recovery support professionals, as per the NEDC's Workforce Core Competencies:

1. "General knowledge of the clinical features of eating disorders, common treatments and the individual experience of recovery.

2. "Ability to identify warning signs of eating disorders and disordered eating and to conduct initial assessment within the scope of usual professional role.

3. "Ability to engage the person with an eating disorder and family in a non-judgemental manner and to motivate engagement with and refer to relevant health services and treatments.

4. "Ability to support the person and their family to facilitate personal recovery."
5. "Ability to contribute to multidisciplinary team assessment, care planning and treatment within scope of usual professional role."

6. "Knowledge of current clinical practices and standards in the treatment of eating disorders."

What learners are saying:

I have learned so much I don't even know where to start.. I think the greatest take away for me as a social worker is the therapeutic approaches - great pointers and some approaches I maybe would not have considered. 
Thank you for the opportunity to take this course. This was the most thorough course I have ever had on the topic and learned many things as I moved through each module.
This course was absolutely fabulous and hope to have it mandatory from all social workers and psychotherapists. Well done!