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Training in eating disorders and other eating issues

Thursday, May 13, 2021   Posted in: Training By: Administrator With tags: Training, workshop, eating, Eating Disorders, webinar

Lena Cromartie (PG Dip Counselling, Dip Life Coaching, Dip Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders) provides professionals with training sessions on eating issues. These professionals include those offering talk therapy (such as counsellors, social workers, clinical psychologists, and psychotherapists), nurses and others.

She has several upcoming online training sessions as well as a workshop in Christchurch.

Find out more about training options on eating issues provided by Lena Cromartie, including how to register.

Eating Issues: The fundamentals

This 1-hour online training via Zoom provides an introduction to understanding eating issues. The content is based on the latest research as well as clinical experience. This session costs $30 per person.

Upcoming dates and times:

  • Monday 24th May 2021 (5.15 to 6.15pm) - for talk therapists;
  • Monday 31st May 2021 (5.30 to 6.30pm) - for talk therapists;
  • Tuesday 22nd June 2021 (5 to 6pm) - for nurses; and
  • Tuesday 29th June 2021 (12.15 to 1.15pm) - for talk therapists.

Key learning points include:

  • The main types of issues presented by clients;
  • Myths and facts about eating issues;
  • Understanding the inner world of your client;
  • Key messages for your client; and
  • What you need to know if your client has an eating disorder.

Note: This session is a pre-requisite for other half day in-person training provided by Lena.

Eating disorders, and other eating and body image issues: An introduction

This half-day in-person training for talk therapists provides an introduction to understanding and responding to eating disorders and other eating issues. The information is based on the latest research as well as clinical experience, and some experiential exercises are included.

Date: Saturday 7th August 2021.
Time: 1 to 4.30pm.
Location: Christchurch - venue TBC.
Cost: $150 per person. Early bird discounted rate of $120 available if you register at least 4 weeks in advance.

Key learning points include:

  • Knowing the main types of eating issues and eating disorders;
  • Understanding causes: the role of genes and the environment;
  • Assessing for risk and readiness to change;
  • Developing a therapeutic alliance or working alliance with your client;
  • Working with your client: first steps;
  • Multidisciplinary work and referring to other services; and
  • ANZAED eating disorder treatment principles and clinical practice standards.

About the trainer, Lena Cromartie

Lena Cromartie ran a busy private practice dedicated to clients with eating issues for 10 years. She is a full member of NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC), an accredited registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and the author of "Bingeing, Dieting and You: 30 things every woman needs to know".

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch