Counselling and group work for depression, stress and anxiety in Sussex

21 MarCPD working with obesity – looking at food addiction and binge eating disorder

Date of course: 20th May, 10-4pm

Aims and Objectives

  • To gain an understanding of a therapeutic treatment for obesity incorporating the 12-step facilitation model
  • To understand how to integrate this model of treatment into your own practice


  • Looking at what research has demonstrated about food as an addiction and the similarity to substance addiction
  • Comparing compulsive overeating/bingeing with substance dependence by looking at the DSM V-TR criteria
  • Study of the Cycle of Addiction
  • Characteristics of Binge Eating Disorder/Compulsive Overeating
  • Looking at other addictive/compulsive behaviours often associated with compulsive overeating
  • Learning the difference between Group Therapy and 12-step Groups
  • Looking at the areas that need to be investigated during therapy sessions: family/personal history/trauma/abuse
  • Looking at the solution offered to clients
  • Interactive workshop – for attendees to experience group work
  • Abstinence from compulsive overeating – what is it?  How is it achieved?
  • An introduction and overview of the 12-step facilitation model and it’s use during and after therapeutic treatment
  • How to integrate this model into your own mode of treatment

The course will take place on 20th May at The Corner House in Southwick. Cost is £65.

If you would like more information or would like to book a place, please call Nicky on; 07952 754 859 or email