A 6-module accredited short course for dietitians:

“Treating the Emotional Eater”

Janet Earl and Julie Deane-Williams (was McIntosh) have over 40 years of experience between them in treating eating disorders and disordered eating.

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Julie Deane-Williams (dietitian) & Janet Earl (clinical psychologist) are excited to once again present the accredited 6 module short course for dietitians: “Treating the Emotional Eater”.



Modules 1 - 2: Foundational Course

Offered online at CPD Direct
(For ALL registration details please visit CPD Direct website)


Module 1

  • Exploring the interface between psychology and nutrition
  • Goals of nutritional therapy
  • Gaining insight into the hidden world of disordered eating
  • Etiological aspects
  • Understanding the Eating Disorder as a disorder of the self
  • Therapeutic concepts such as therapeutic alliance; transitional space; therapist as alter-ego; therapeutic container; transference and countertransference; transactional analysis and resistance
  • Therapeutic skills such as quality of presence; boundary management; and mindfulness
  • Aspects of treatment- multidisciplinary team


Module 2

  • Setting the scene for treatment-physical and psychological environment
  • Medical Nutrition therapy-goals; models; phases and stages of treatment; empowerment in the food environment including concepts of intuitive eating and self-regulation
  • Cognitive Control; Emotional Control; Physical Control



Cost: R2200


Modules 3 - 4: Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder

Offered online at CPD Direct


Module 3: Understanding Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder

  • Historical aspects
  • Diagnosis and Clinical Criteria
  • Epidemiology
  • Physical and Medical Aspects
  • Psychosocial aspects
  • Understanding Bingeing
  • Understanding the External and Internal worlds
  • How it hurts: the cost


Module 4: Treating Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder

  • Medical Treatment including pharmacotherapy; inpatient and outpatient management
  • Psychotherapeutic models: behavioural; addiction model; cognitive behaviour therapy; mindfulness model; dialectical behaviour therapy; psychodynamic therapy; transactional analysis; interpersonal therapy and Jungian analysis
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy including the different phases of treatment and different monitoring sheets



Cost: R2800


Module 5 & 6: Anorexia Nervosa

Offered online at CPD Direct
(Modules 1- 4 is a pre-requisite)

Module 5

  • Diagnostic Aspects
  • Aetiology and Epidemiology
  • Physiological and Medical Aspects
  • Clinical Presentation and Characteristics
  • Understanding Anorexia Nervosa


Module 6

  • General Principles and Models of Treatment
  • Phases of Treatment



Cost: R2800


Module 1 - 6: Entire Online Course

Offered online at CPD Direct

48 CEU's
Cost: R6800 (saving of R1000)



Hear what previous participants have expressed about the course!

“I enjoyed the course! Thank you so much-so empowering and inspiring”.
“Very, very interesting and helpful course-thoroughly enjoyed it!”
 “Super! Great content-really well explained, easy to understand. Informative. The examples and practical application were very helpful”.

Please contact Julie for more information