Getting the Most from a Dietitian

Thursday 23 May 2019 - 11AM TO 4.30PM (limited spaces available)

In this workshop Kate Williams will be exploring ways to help you understand the role of a Dietitian and how to get the best from working with one when supporting a client with an eating disorder.  The workshop is suitable for counsellors and therapists who want to learn more about this specialist area.

Course content includes:

·      What is a Dietitian? And how Dietitians differ from Nutritionists?

·      What the NHS might offer and what the private sector offers

·      Finding the right Dietitian for help with an eating disorder

·      How to get/make a referral

·      Ways for a therapist to support the work of the Dietitian as it progresses and after it ends.

·      Preventing relapse

·      Prioritising things to do early, and deciding what can wait

·      Negotiating meal plans and other changes

·      Negotiating the pace of change

·      Getting the tools for the future

Trainer:  Kate Williams BSc MA RD has recently retired after 40 years as a Dietitian, with the past 30 years specialising in eating disorders in what is now the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Kate says “In 1988 I took up a post at The Maudsley and Bethlem Hospitals, working in all areas of mental health, and this included eating disorders, where I was extremely lucky to find Professor Gerald Russell, Janet Treasure and Ulrike Schmidt were among many inspiring colleagues.  At first, I was one of a very small number of Dietitians specialising in the field, and we worked together to build our knowledge and skills to help people with eating disorders to recover their nutritional health, and confidence to feed themselves well.  Eating disorders has grown as a speciality in UK dietetics, and I have been proud to be part of that.”

Cost per workshop:   £80, confirmation of a place will be made on full receipt of full payment. 

Venue:   The training will take place at our bright and airy premises in Shepton Mallet (see address below).

Booking:  To book your place please call Sam Best on 01749 343344 or email Sam at [email protected]  Please book as early as possible as places are limited.

Parking: There is no car parking at SWEDA, the nearest pay and display car park can be located on Commercial Road, which is a 5-minute walk away. Please click on link for directions to SWEDA from the car park

Breaks: Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day.  Lunch is not provided; however, we are in walking distance to the town centre, where there are a number of cafes and places to purchase food.

Cancellations:  There will be a £25 cancellation charge for cancellations up to 1 month of the date of training.  No refunds will made for cancellations made after this time.


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“During the time I accessed the SWEDA Services I used both the Support Group and one to one counselling sessions. Both services used together offer the life raft that is so desperately needed to bring balance, stability and empowered choice."

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