Anti-Diet Approach for Health Professionals

Anti-Diet Approach for Health Professionals returns in February 2023!

After you register,  you will have access to all the downloadable handouts and practitioner tools you will need to accompany the online course. You will also be able to access the course manual which is very extensive.

The online video content means you will be able to complete the entire training at your own pace without needing any time off work, and without incurring travel or accommodation costs.

The Anti-Diet Approach for Health Professionals course is self-paced, and you can access the course for 12 months from the date of purchase. 

A case study must be completed in order to demonstrate your understanding of the course content and in order to receive a certificate of completion. Once marked and returned, you will be invited to register as an ACFEB Approved Practitioner and have your details listed on the ACFEB website. You will receive a certificate of completion for 20 hours of professional development.


About the Course

This course teaches specific skills for working with adults with body image and weight concerns in a self-compassionate way by addressing the practical and psychological factors they may be experiencing.

We take an anti-diet approach to this issue and concentrate instead on equipping people with skills and solutions they might need to increase their self-efficacy and autonomy. Our approach encourages individuals to reject weight and shape goals and to concentrate instead on health behaviour change and body acceptance.

Traditional weight focused approaches often led to a disordered relationship with food and exercise and repeated cycles of weight loss and regain, which lowers self esteem and leaves dieters with a sense of hopelessness.

This course can also be taken as a ‘stand alone’ option for those health professionals who are simply looking to enhance their skills in the area of clients with weight concerns.


The course is suitable for counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists, addiction specialists, doctors, psychiatrists, dietitians, nutritionists, nurses and social workers at all levels of experience and qualification.

You will learn about

  • Understanding the mechanics of weight gain and weight loss
  • Influencing factors, a model for treatment
  • Working with ambivalence – useful exercises and tests
  • Motivation
  • Hunger and appetite
  • Relationship issues, self-sabotage and collusion
  • Mindset interventions
  • Emotional and comfort eating
  • Dealing with psychological plateaus
  • Body image interventions

After the course

On completion of the Anti Diet Approach for Health Professionals course you can become an ACFEB approved practitioner and choose to be included on our database and receive referrals via our website.

ACFEB approved practitioners will be able to use our logo to promote their skills, and they will receive referrals, network news and offers.

This course can also be taken in addition to our Eating Disorders Essentials course to elevate your ACFEB Approved Practitioner status.

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