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Trainings

Our trainings are designed to facilitate early identification and effective intervention for eating disorders, tailored specifically for the sport and performance environment.

As a professional, you will gain insightful information, adapted to your field of intervention, which will enable you to be a key player in championing health and wellness at the highest level of performance.

Nutritional treatment of eating disorders in athletes

2-DAY TRAINING FOR DIETITIANS

Despite the fact that there are many trainings on eating disorders out there, most of them do not address the unique reality and complicating factors that confront athletes & performers. The treatment of eating disorders in athletes requires a specific approach, taking into consideration the training context, competition schedule and culture of the sport.

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Objectives

  1. Effectively identify the presence of an eating disorder in your athlete clientele and feel more at ease addressing the subject with them.
  2. Define the tools used in treatment, tailored to your clientele, and understand the psychological strategies utilized.
  3. Evaluate the severity of symptoms to understand which other professionals and integrated support team (IST) members to implicate in treatment, and when.
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Managing eating disorders in a sport & performance environment

1/2-DAY TRAINING FOR COACHES & IST MEMBERS

As a coach, therapist, trainer or other sports professional, you have likely come into contact or will come into contact with an athlete with an eating disorder through your work. This training will help you recognize the red flags present when someone has an eating disorder and give you the tools to know how to address the problem, intervene effectively and find professional help when needed.

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Objectives:

  1. Understand the causes of eating disorders in athletes
  2. Recognize the signs and symptoms of an eating disorder in an athlete
  3. Learn when and how to intervene effectively, and which professional is best suited for the initial intervention.
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Managing eating disorders in a sport & performance environment

1-DAY TRAINING FOR MENTAL PERFORMANCE CONSULTANTS

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This specialized training tailored to the needs of mental preparation consultants, will help you better understand eating disorders, the risk factors for athletes, as well as learn to identify the signs and symptoms of eating disorders. You will be better equipped to intervene with a client and you will learn how to work hand in hand with the psychologist to optimize your collaboration.

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Objectives:

  1. Understand eating disorders, their causes and their theoretical models.
  2. Recognize the signs and symptoms of an eating disorder in an athlete.
  3. Learn when and how to intervene effectively, and which professional will be best suited for the initial intervention.

Clinical treatment of eating disorders in athletes

2-DAY TRAINING FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS AND PSYCHOTHERAPISTS

Training aimed at psychologists and psychotherapists who have some experience in the treatment of eating disorders and want to learn how to work with an athlete clientele. This training will help you understand how to effectively treat eating disorders in athletes, while taking into consideration the unique reality and complicating factors that confront athletes and performers.

This training is recognized by the Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ) for a total of 12 continuing education credits.

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Objectives:

  1. Define the tools and strategies used in treatment and how they are tailored for an athlete population.
  2. Understand how to effectively manage exercise and training using a Safe Exercise at Every Stage protocol.
  3. Learn how to work most effectively with other health professionals and the Integrated Support Team (IST).
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Managing eating disorders in a sport & performance environment

1/2-DAY ONLINE TRAINING FOR PHYSICIANS

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This specialized training for physicians, based on the most recent treatment guidelines, will allow you to better conceptualize eating disorders, understand the role of the physician and the guidelines for medical screening, as well as helpful nutritional and psychological tools for your own practice.

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Objectives:

  1. Understand the theoretical cognitive-behavioural models of eating disorders.
  2. Understand the work of the psychologist and the dietitian and how they can work effectively with the physician in the treatment plan.
  3. Learn how to integrate certain nutritional or psychological tools and concepts into your medical practice.

Complementary Workshops

Body image in the treatment of eating disorders: The dietitian’s role

SPECIALIZED WORKSHOP FOR DIETITIANS

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As a dietitian working with clients who are struggling with eating disorders, the topic of body image should be addressed at some point in treatment. However, in our profession we can be hesitant to breach the topic, to respect our deontological code of ethics. This workshop will enhance your confidence about working with body image in clients with disordered eating.

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Objectives:

  1. Understand how to bring up the topic of body image with your clientele suffering from eating disorders.
  2. Define which questions to pose in order to get the information necessary for intervention, without crossing professional boundaries.
  3. Learn which interventions to use with clients to address body image

Managing thinking and behavioural patterns in eating disorders

SPECIALIZED WORKSHOP FOR DIETITIANS

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Working with eating disorders is challenging for the dietitian who is not used to working with obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. This workshop will help you understand how maladaptive thinking and behavioral patterns contribute to eating disorders as well as how to best address them in sessions.

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Objectives:

  1. Understand typical maladaptive thinking and behavioral patterns present in eating disorders
  2. Understand how some patterns can pose a barrier to treatment.
  3. Learn how to effectively intervene when your client is stuck in unhelpful thoughts and behaviors.

Special considerations for eating disorders in an athlete population

SPECIALIZED WORKSHOP FOR DIETITIANS

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If you are a dietitian who has been working with a clientele with eating disorders for several years, but are not specialized in sport, this workshop will help you better understand which aspects of treatment and intervention are different in an athlete versus non-athlete population.

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Objectives:

  1. Define all aspects of the intervention that are different when working with an athlete population.
  2. Understand which questions to add to the psychological or nutritional evaluation when working with them.
  3. Learn the specific treatment tools that apply to an athlete population.

Case studies: Eating disorders in athletes

SPECIALIZED WORKSHOP FOR DIETITIANS

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Learn how to best apply theory to practice through actual case studies. In this training we will explore how we effectively intervene for eating disorders with an athlete clientele concretely, with real life scenarios.

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Objectives:

  1. Better understand how to apply the diverse intervention tools in treatment (3-3-3, journaling, managing thought distortions, reintroducing feared foods, etc.)
  2. Define when it is important to progress in the treatment versus when it is better to stay in status quo.
  3. How to intervene when the client comes into session in distress.

Are you bilingual?

Our trainings are available both in French and English on different dates. Check out our "Trainings" section in French to learn more.

"The training is extremely well designed. It allowed me to deepen my theoretical knowledge while offering me multiple practical tools to apply with this clientele. This training surpassed my expectations and I now feel much more confident in my practice."
Judith Perrault
Dietitian-Nutritionist, M.Sc.
"Jodie's specialty knowledge and clinical skills make supervision with her a very rich experience. I have worked and been supervised by her for many years, and have benefited greatly from her warm, attentive approach and her clinical expertise in the field of eating disorders. Her passion for her field and her care and drive to provide her clients the best care possible shine through."
Dr. Maeve O’Leary-Barrett
Clinical Psychologist
"Working with athletes with eating disorders is an art! Far beyond the knowledge, their training is really what has taken my practice to another level. Alexia and Jodie’s years of experience allow us to notice the subtleties that make all the difference. You gain a lot of confidence through validating your ways of working and through learning new strategies to try. A must-have!”
Marie-Hélène Bourbonnais
Dietitian-Nutritionist, M.Sc.

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