This 10-week diploma will introduce and examine key themes in the spectrum of eating disorders. Eating disorders encompass a wide field and include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder and other food-related disorders. These disorders are as prevalent as they are misunderstood and this diploma seeks to dispel many of the myths that have accompanied them.
As well as providing a theoretical grounding of the psychological and social factors involved in any approach to understanding these disorders, practical knowledge and application is also given in support of the theoretical framework. This course will be of particular interest to those who encounter the issue during the course of their work, or who wish to gain insight and understanding about eating disorders.
Who is the course for?
This diploma course will be of interest to those who wish to study in the area with a view to going onto further clinical specialization and training as well as those with a general interest in the area.
Meet the Lecturer
Harriet Parsons (M.Sc., M.A.) is the Services Coordinator with Bodywhys, The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland and has extensive experience of studying and working in the area of eating disorders. She completed an MA in Addiction Studies with Dublin Business School and an MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Psychotherapy, Dublin.
She has lectured on Psychoanalysis in Dublin Business School, as well as frequently giving public talks and talks to different relevant groups in Ireland and the UK on how to understand eating disorders. Harriet is a member of APPI and is on the Scientific Committee of APPI.
10th October 2013
2.5 hours one evening per week for 10 weeks
Independent College Dublin
Tel: + 353 1 672 5058
Part Time: €495 ( Payment plan options available- Please call 01 672 5058 for details)
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What We Offer
If you are interested in further studies check out the degree programmes on offer at the School of Psychotherapy at Independent College Dublin