Effectively Supporting those with Eating Disorders

Online via Zoom - 8 November 2024

Via ZOOM - 9.00 am - 3.30 pm

If you are waiting on funding approval - we strongly recommend you contact us to pencil book a place - as these workshops do sell out.

Increase your skills in working with this client group and their families.
This interactive workshop will build knowledge & understanding of the presentation of various eating disorders & their risk factors across development, as well as identify common warning signs/symptoms of eating disorders.

It will equip participants to support change and promote recovery by improving knowledge and treatment skills of eating disorders across the developmental spectrum.

Focusing on the various clinical presentations of disordered eating and eating disorders, together with identification and assessment, it will offer participants the knowledge required to competently provide an appropriate initial response to those with eating disorders. An overview of referral pathways, current evidence-based treatment, and discussion of the role of primary care in the management of eating disorders will also be included.

Learning Outcomes

This workshop will:

  • Build knowledge & understanding of the presentation of various eating disorders & their risk factors across development

  • Strengthen ability to identify common warning signs/symptoms of eating disorders

  • Strengthen ability to open initial discussion about eating habits & attitudes, and use standardised screening tools

  • Build knowledge on appropriate management given scope of practice, and awareness of own limits- Build awareness of local referral pathways & treatment/support services.

Please Note: this workshop may touch on emotional issues such as grief and/or trauma, and some of the material covered in our workshops may be sensitive or triggering to certain participants. We encourage everyone to practice self-care and either reach out to us, or directly discuss any concerns with our presenter.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is for health/allied health professionals (doctors, psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, dietitians etc), as well as anyone working with youth or adults wanting to gain a more complete understanding of eating disorders. This includes teachers, counsellors/school counsellors, youth workers, case managers and community support workers.

What others have said about this presentation

"I've thought about doing some training around eating disorders for some years so it was great to have the opportunity. I really liked having a NZ presenter and I appreciated Marion's willingness to share so much of her knowledge and resources. The workshop gave me a great overview of ED and my role when I have a client with potentially having an ED. A really practical and informative workshop."  Linda. Counsellor.

"I left this training feeling grateful. It had to be one of the best trainings I have been too!"  Rob. Odyssey Advanced Practitioner.

"I left this workshop feeling that I had a deeper understanding of the disordered eating I have been seeing with some of the young people I support and now have some new ideas around how to support them better.  my top take-homes were around new therapies for eating disorders such as CBT-E and not recommending FBT as a treatment alone. Also the information regarding hunger cues and needing to eat in a more mechanical way ie. three meals a day even when you don't feel hungry."   Kasmira. Community Support Worker - Child & Youth.

The following peak bodies and organisations recognise that the training we offer is of a high quality, evidence based and relevant for their members CPD.

About the Presenter

Dr Marion Roberts

PhD (KCL), MClinPsych, BSc (Hons), MNZCCP

Dr Marion Roberts is a Clinical Psychologist & academic who completed her doctoral training in eating disorders at the Maudsley Hospital, King’s College London. She is the Director and principal Clinical Psychologist at Nurture Psychology, a private practice in Auckland specialising in eating disorders. In her academic role, Dr Roberts is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland and honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago, where her research agenda focusses on neurocognition in eating disorders and the translation of evidence-based treatment to primary care. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Australian & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders as the New Zealand representative.

With 19 years experience in the field of eating disorders internationally as both an academic and a clinician, Dr Roberts is a firm believer in the dissemination of evidence-based knowledge & treatment amongst professionals, in order to support compassionate & competent care provision for individuals and families affected by eating disorders.

ZOOM Date & Details

Friday, 8 November

9.00am - 3.30pm

You will be sent the details to access ZOOM after you have registered. This is an interactive workshop with breakout room activities and we therefore ask all participants to have their own computer / laptop with a working camera and mic as this makes interaction with the activities and discussions easier, and enhances the learning for all.

We also encourage participants to email their questions to us prior to the workshop, or via the chat at the meeting - email faye@grow.co.nz.

Note: this webinar will not be recorded.

Price & Registration Information

Online Workshop
$320.00 inc GST

The price stated is per person. If you are sending 5 or more delegates, please email us for a discounted rate.

Payment online is by Debit or Credit Card: VISA, Mastercard or American Express only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process. Our registration platform is hosted by Lil Regie, our NZ based booking agent.

Upon completing your registration by hitting the blue 'Confirm Booking' button, you will receive an automated email from Lil Regie confirming the booking and amount paid by credit card. This will appear on your statement as from LIL REGIE LTD WELLINGTON.

A GST Tax Invoice showing your payment in full will also be emailed to you.

If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Faye Johnson

Can't pay online and require an invoice?

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If your organisation is unable to use our automated booking system and pay by credit/debit card and therefore require an invoice instead to pay by direct bank credit, there will be a $25.00 inc GST surcharge for this, and you will need to supply the following please:

  1. The full organisation name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.

  2. The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.

  3. Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

Please email this information to Brian - accounts@grow.co.nz and faye@grow.co.nz , and along with the Invoice we will also send you a special booking link which will come up as free of charge. Through this link you will need to complete your registration. 

Our workshops fill quickly so if you would like to reserve a place, please contact faye@grow.co.nz

What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

Online Events - Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $20.00 inc GST per attendee service charge.

Face-Face Events - Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $60.00 inc GST per attendee service charge.

If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred. 

All cancellations must be received in writing (email). 

Delegates are responsible for their own travel/accommodation bookings and no compensation will be made should the event be rescheduled or cancelled.

For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

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For further details, please contact:
e: faye@grow.co.nz
p: 027 607 3000