The Greenane Centre, Greenane. Tipperary Town, E34 CX13

Specialist Certificate in Eating Disorders

Delivered Online Via Zoom

May 2022 Class Full 

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Specialist Certificate in Eating Disorders

Our Specialist Certificate in Eating Disorders aims to enhance participants knowledge, skills and competencies in working therapeutically with clients who present with an eating disorder. Underpinned by the latest research highlighting neuroscientific influences affecting the eating disordered brain participants will explore the different eating disorders namely Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder and Avoidant /Restrictive Food Intake Disorder ( AFRID).  In addition, participants will be exposed to a wide range of theoretical models addressing the types, causes and symptoms of eating disorders. This programme will also examine different treatment modalities and the application of theory to practice developing participant’s awareness of counseling/psychotherapeutic approaches which contribute to the therapeutic management of eating disorders.  This programme will also explore societal influences, responses and attitudes towards people affected by eating disorders and explore how these can effect the building, maintaining and sustaining of a supportive working relationship with clients and their families.


Places Strictly Limited to 20 Participants.


Specialist Certificate in Eating Disorders

Programme Modules



Facilitator: Liz Quish

Saturday, May 7th 2022. 

10am – 1pm

Introduction to Course Philosophy, Principals, and Assessments


Types of Eating Disorders

Facilitator: Dr. Alvina Grosu

Sunday 8th May 2022

10am – 4pm

  • Conceptualising and Defining Eating Disorders
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Avoidant /Restrictive Food Intake Disorder ( AFRID)


Theories of Eating Disorders

Facilitator: Dr. Alvina Grosu

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th May 2022

10am – 4pm Daily

  • Eating Disorders as an Addiction
  • Psychoanalytical Approach
  • Biopsychosocial Model


Societal Influences

Facilitator: Patricia Carroll

Saturday 21st May 2022

 10am – 4pm

  • Approaches to Food
  • Body Image
  • Dieting
  • Media Messages
  • Cultural Influences
  • Gender & Eating Disorders


Treatment Modalities

Facilitator: Fierna Kennedy

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th May 2022

10am – 4pm Daily

  • Treatment Pathways
  • Counselling & Psychotherapy Approaches and Modalities
  • Counselling Skills & Strategies
  • Qualities & Attitudes


Working Therapeutically with Eating Disorders

Facilitator: Fierna Kennedy

Saturday, 11th June 2022

10am – 4pm

  • Medical Intervention; Prevention, Relapse & Recovery
  • Working as Part of a Multidisciplinary Team


Supporting Family Members

Facilitator: Patricia Carroll

Sunday 12th June 2022

10am – 4pm

  • Understanding the mindset of a loved one with an Eating Disorder
  • Supporting Recovery
  • Understanding Triggers
  • Strategies for Managing Mealtimes
  • Strategies for Coping with a Relapse
  • Building a loved one’s Self Esteem


Review & Case Conceptualisation

Facilitator: Dr. Alvina Grosu

Saturday 18th June 2022,

10am – 4pm

  • Case Study Presentation
  • Case Study Case Conceptualisation
  • Review and Recap
  • Open Discussion


Programme Closing

Facilitator: Liz Quish

Friday, 24th June 2022. 

7pm – 9pm

Group Process, Exploration of Knowledge and Implications for Professional Practice.



Participants are expected to attend 1 tutorial online via Zoom.
You will be assigned to either Group 1 or Group 2 on registration.

Facilitator: Liz Quish

Wednesday 25th May 2022 – Group 1
Thursday 26th May 2022 – Group 2

7pm – 9pm


Learning Outcomes

Our Specialist Certificate in Eating Disorders will present an holistic exploration of eating disorders and equip participants with the knowledge, skills and competencies to identify, support and engage therapeutically with clients who present with an eating disorder.

Examine the definition of eating disorders and how to distinguish between normal and abnormal use of food.

Understand the complexity of relationships with food through physiology, neuroscience  and psychology.

Develop a sound appreciation of how society influences and impacts approaches to food and body image.

Understanding the different types, theories and treatments of eating disorders.

Identify and evaluate key theoretical perspectives on eating disorders: Psychoanalytical Addiction and Biopsychosocial Models.

Develop the tools and competencies to therapeutically support a client with an eating disorder.

Develop strategies to support family members.


Programme Structure & Fees

Entry Requirement

This CPD Diploma is open to practitioners who have successfully completed a Degree or Diploma in Counselling, Psychotherapy or Psychology

Teaching Methods

This Programme will be facilitated online via Zoom.


Reflective Learning Journals
2000 Word Academic Essay
1500 Word Book Review

Programme Fee & Payment Schedule

Full Fee: €1,300 payable in 3 instalments

  • €400 Deposit on registration
  • €600 by 18th February 2022
  • €300 by 8th April 2022

May 2022 Class Full