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


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


14 CEU’s

Cost: R2145

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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
  • nderstanding 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


14 CEU’s

Cost: R2500

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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


14 CEU’S

Cost: R2500

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Module 1 - 6: Entire Online Course

Offered online at CPD Direct

42 CEU's
Cost: R6000 (saving of R710)

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Registration Process

  • Choose the course you want to complete. (Please note: Modules 3-4 can only be undertaken if Modules 1-2 have been completed first. Modules 5-6 can only be completed if Module 1-4 have been completed first).
  • Fill in the applicable registration form and send to Ann Vorster on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • Make payment.
  • Once payment is reflected on the bank statement Ann Vorster will send your details to CPD Direct, who will then grant you access to the Modules of the Course that you are interested in.



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