Training Program Basic and Advanced Clinical Experiential Training in the Treatment of Eating Disorders PDF Print E-mail

With regret, we are announcing that we are not currently offering the Experiential Clinical Training Program in the Treatment of Eating Disorders.

 

For all Healthcare Professionals who wish to develop skills, knowledge and/or certification in the treatment of Eating Disorders

Printable Application Form

Eating disorders are very complex disorders. Over the years, we have often heard from our colleagues that they feel ill-prepared for dealing with this client group and/or their families. At New Realities, we have successfully treated hundreds of  individuals with eating disorders and their families.

There are very few training programs offered with a focus on eating disorders. We are offering a program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to work with clients affected by eating disorders.

The training is open to anyone who is interested in learning the theory and skills. The Basic Clinical Training is offered to those seeking certification as well as those not seeking certification. The Advanced Clinical Training is a certification program that is suitable for Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Physicians, Counsellors, Social Workers, Addiction Counsellors, Nurses, Dietitians, Occupational Therapists and other Healthcare Professionals

Basic Clinical Training is a 6 month part-time program consisting of three 3-day weekends (Friday to Sunday).

Advanced Clinical Training is a 12 month part-time program consisting of the Basic Clinical Training plus an additional three 3-day weekends (Friday to Sunday)

Participants will:

  • Develop assessment skills with eating disordered clients
  • Develop skills in experiential treatment technique
  • Increase knowledge of the complexities of the underlying issues of eating disorders

 Objectives for Advanced Clinical Training

  • Integrate skills and knowledge acquired in Basic Clinical
  • Develop advanced experiential treatment techniques
  • Learn about common co-morbidities
  • Develop skills for working with families
  • Become more aware of ethical considerations

Why Experiential Therapies and Eating Disorders

Experiential therapies include psychodrama, art therapy, dance and movement therapy, music therapy and guided imagery. These therapies access right brain function and then the left brain makes conscious sense out of the material that emerges. They allow eating disordered clients them to express their emotions through a nonverbal medium.

Why Adlerian Psychology and Eating Disorders

Adlerian psychology looks at the person as a whole and the whole person including social functioning, work/school, familial functioning, self esteem and spirituality. Adlerian treatment focuses on healing the underlying issues behind the eating disorder and the purpose it seems to serve. The theory is teleological or goal-directed because Adler believed that people are constantly striving to meet some real or fictional goal in life. With an eating disordered client, some of the perceptions can be mistaken and therefore, lead to self-destructive behaviors. Adlerian treatment techniques can redirect the client to a realization and reframing of these mistaken goals.


Program Dates

Basic Clinical Training:

Session 1: November 21, 22 & 23, 2014

Session 2: January 23, 4 & 25, 2015

Session 3: March 20, 21 & 22, 2015

Advanced Clinical Training:

Above dates for Basic Clinical Training plus:

Session 4: May 22, 23 & 24, 2015

Session 5: July 17, 18 & 19, 2015

Session 6: September 25, 26 & 27, 2015


Fees:

The Basic Clinical Training consists of 67.5 hours of training. The Registration Fee is $2250.00

The Advanced Clinical Training consists of 135 hours of training (9 days of Basic Clinical Training plus 9 days of Advanced Clinical Training). The Registration Fee is $6750.00 ($2250.00 for the Basic Clinical Training plus $4500.00 for the Advanced Clinical Training).


Registration Information and Form

Click on this link to download a printable Application Form and Credential Requirements.

Printable Application Form

The Basic Clinical Training consists of 67.5 hours of training (9 days). The Registration Fee is $2250.00.

The Advanced Clinical Training consists of 135 hours of training (9 days of Basic Clinical Training plus 9 days of Advanced Training). The Registration Fee is $6750.00 ($2250.00 for the Basic Training plus $4500.00 for the Advanced Training).

A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 will reserve your place and must accompany the Application Form. If you are not accepted, your $500.00 deposit will be returned. The registration fee balance of $1750.00 is due 3 weeks or more prior to the start of Basic Clinical Training. The registration fee for the Advanced Clinical Training is due 3 weeks or more prior to the start of the Advanced Training.
 


Experiential Clinical Training for Eating Disorders Treatment
Credential Requirements for Participation

Basic Clinical Training:

In order to register for this program you must have the following credentials:

  • Be able to assimilate graduate level education as evidenced by two letters of recommendation from people who know you well. Make sure these letters include the qualifications and phone number of the writer either in the letter or in the letter head.
  • $500.00 registration deposit
     

Advanced Clinical Training:

In order to register for this program you must have the following credentials:

  • Hold at least a masters degree in a mental health field (Trainees commonly have: MA, MFT, MSW, MD, MEd, PhD or MDiv as a pastoral counselor) or equivalent training and experience in a mental health field
  • Member of a professional organization with clinical and ethical requirements
  • Have or be developing a clinical practice
  • Professional liability insurance

Each application is evaluated on its own merit. If you do not have all of the above credentials and you think you qualify for the training in the Advanced Clinical Training Program, please attach a cover letter to your application which addresses the exceptions.

To complete your application send in:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Two letters of recommendation from colleagues who know your work. Make sure these letters include the qualifications and phone number of the writer either in the letter or on the letter head
  • Your curriculum vita (Resume)
  • Copy of professional association membership
  • Copy of graduate degree
  • Copy of face sheet of liability insurance including policy number
  • $500.00 registration deposit
     

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel three weeks or more prior to the start of the training your registration balance will be refunded less a $100.00 administration fee. (The $500.00 deposit is non-refundable.) If you cancel 20 days or less prior to the start of training or do not show on the first scheduled day of training, your registration fee, less the $500.00 non-refundable deposit will be applied to the next training program. If you start the training program and stop before the training is over, there is no refund for any reason and if you are on a payment plan, the balance will be due.

Send the completed Application Form and other required documentation as well as the $500.00 deposit (cheque or money order made to New Realities) to: New Realities, 18 Colleen St., Thornhill, ON L4J 5H1
 


Contact Information

New Realities Eating Disorders Recovery Centre
18 Colleen Street
Thornhill, ON L4J 5H1
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Telephone: 905 763-0660 or 416 921-9670