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2018-05-17 - 2018-05-17 | London, United Kingdom

Understanding & Managing Emotional Eating: A one-day skills workshop for dietitians

Price: £150 (early bird rates ends 31st March) £165 thereafter

Organisers: Dr Denise Ratcliffe | Official website

Workshop outline

Emotional eating is a major problem often causing psychological distress and contributing to weight issues. Dietitians frequently work with individuals who experience emotional eating patterns yet often feel stuck in terms of how to intervene.  There is sometimes a temptation to throw multiple strategies at the problem in the hope that something will stick! However any strategies need to be rooted in a psychological understanding (formulation) of this behaviour. This involves understanding the reasons for the development of this eating pattern, the function of emotional eating and the impact it has. This workshop uses CBT principles to help dietitians develop individual formulations with their patients. This shared understanding becomes the basis for identifying and using interventions and strategies that are appropriate and relevant to the individual client. 


  • Develop an understanding of how and why emotional eating patterns develop

  • Develop skills in formulating emotional eating patterns with clients

  • Identify meaningful cognitive-behavioural strategies based on the individual formulation

Format: Workshop including teaching and practical skills sessions. Maximum of 12 participants per workshop. 

Time: workshop starts 9.30 - 5pm. Registration from 9am. 

Location: BPS Offices, 30 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4UE

Cost: £165 or £150 early bird by 31st March. This fee includes materials and refreshments

See website to enquire about booking and future dates. 


Understanding & Managing Emotional Eating: A one-day skills workshop for dietitians
Early registration: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018