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BodyMatters is delighted to provide a variety of professional development courses. All courses receive a certificate of attendance including CPD hours completed. Most of these training courses will be delivered via Zoom and are therefore accessible to anyone in Australia- however please click the hyperlinks for more information. We always have more courses pending – watch this space!

 

The upcoming events at BodyMatters include:
Mar
21
Thu
Body Image Boot Camp: How to Improve Body Image in Our Clients (1 Day, Online)
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Title: Body Image Boot Camp: how to improve body image in our clients – 10am to 5pm AEDT

Location: Via Zoom
Date: Thursday 21 March, 2024

About the issue/ course:
Improving body image can be the most challenging element of working with clients recovering from disordered eating, particularly in this age of “normative discontent”. Often when our clients relationship with food is restored they continue to experience pervasive body shame. This workshop provides an abundance of practical skills to equip therapists to target body image concerns in clients.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the magnitude and impact of body image concerns
  2. Understand the extent to which our clients can make peace with their bodies
  3. Deconstruct the cultural landscape that breeds body image issues
  4. Understand how to use nuanced language to reduce body shame
  5. Identify clinical factors that perpetuate and maintain poor body image
  6. Implement CBT based exercises to improve client’s body image

Please note: this workshop is informed by the principles of Health at Every Size (™) as a framework for understanding body image concerns
Pricing: $400.00 + GST

About the presenter:
Sarah McMahon is the Director of BodyMatters Australasia, a sydney based private practice with a particular interest in treating eating and body image issues. Sarah has worked in the field of eating disorders for approximately 15 years and has supported hundreds of individuals to achieve recovery. Sarah is well known for her compassionate and respectful approach to treatment as well as her ability to engage with clients in the early stages of change, supporting them through the recovery journey.

 

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Body Image Boot Camp: How to Improve Body Image in Our Clients (1 Day, Online)

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May
9
Thu
Engaging Ambivalent Clients: Enhancing Motivation and Building Self-efficacy
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Psychologist and BodyMatters Director Sarah McMahon presents a one day workshop on Engaging Ambivalent Clients: Enhancing Motivation and Building Self-efficacy. | Zoom, Thursday 9 May 2024 10am to 5pm AEST

Location: Via Zoom, Link to be provided prior to the event.
Date: Thursday 9 May 2024

About the Event:
Enhancing our client’s motivation to change and building their self efficacy is absolutely paramount when it comes to treating people experiencing eating and body image issues- including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. This one day workshop for allied health practitioners provides an introduction to/ refresher of motivational interviewing with a specific application to eating disorders. In particular the workshop will emphasize how to work with clients in precontemplative, contemplative and determination/ preparation stages of change.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the transtheoretical stages of change with specific application to eating disorders
  2. Appreciate the key barriers to recovery for eating disorder sufferers
  3. Understand how to support clients to move through precontemplation, contemplation and preparation stages of change
  4. Understand how to build insight in people experiencing eating and body image issues
  5. Describe a novel treatment mechanism positing open expression = trust = social connectedness
  6. Increase motivation to change for people experiencing eating and body image issues
  7. Build self efficacy in people experiencing eating and body image issues

Pricing: $400 + GST

About the presenter:

Sarah McMahon is the Director of BodyMatters Australasia, a Sydney based private practice with a particular interest in treating eating and body image issues. Sarah has worked in the field of eating disorders for approximately 15 years and has supported hundreds of individuals to achieve recovery. Sarah is well known for her compassionate and respectful approach to treatment as well as her ability to engage with clients in the early stages of change, supporting them through the recovery journey.

 

 

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