iaedp™ International Chapter Professional Training Days

Build A Successful Private Practice as an Eating Disorder Professional: The Business and Clinical Foundations

Friday & Saturday, November 19 – 20, 2021

Hosted by International Chapter Chair of Canada, Andrew Sofin, MA, RP, TCF, RMFT

This two-day training will help you start your own successful private practice as an eating disorder professional. Leading ED clinicians will help give you the confidence, knowledge and skills to start the private practice you have always dreamed of.Learn about the core skills needed to start your private practice as an eating disorder professional:

  1. The business foundation: finances, finding clients, website, marketing, client & practice management.
  2. Psychotherapy
  3. Psychiatry
  4. Medical treatment
  5. Nutritional interventions
  6. Working with the client’s family
  7. Integrative treatment for ED and ACT

This two day eating disorders training includes 11 sessions and a Roundtable discussion with a Certificate of Completion awarded to all attendees after completing the full training.

Full Program with Presenters and Workshop Titles and Descriptions


DAY 1The Business Foundation for A Successful Private Practice

10:00 am- 6:00pm /10h00-18h00 EDT

Presenters: Andrew Sofin, MA, RP, TCF, RMFT (Canada) & Amanda Bacchus, RSW, RP, RMFT (Canada)

Learn about finances, finding clients, website, social media, PR, marketing, client and practice management software, virtual vs. physical office and other important topics to help your practice become successful.

DAY 2 – The Clinical Foundation for A Successful Practice  10:00 am- 6:00pm /10h00-18h00 EDT

10:00-10:30am – Keynote: Best practices for working with the family of an ED client

Presented by Dr. Janet Treasure, PhD, FRCP, FRCPsych, OBE (UK)

Psychiatry in the Treatment Of ED

10:30-11:30am – Integrative treatment for eating disorders and ACT

Presented by Dr. Rick Bishop, MD, CEDS, FAED, F.iaedp (USA)

11:30am-12:30pm Psychotherapy in the treatment of eating disorders

Presented by Dr. Elisaveta V. Pavlova, PhD, CEDS (Bulgaria)

1:30-2:30pm – Roundtable with all the presenters

Integrative Treatment For ED and ACT

2:30- 3:00pm – Psychiatry in the treatment of eating disorders

Presented by Dr. Heba Essawy, MD, CEDS (Egypt)

4:00-5:00pm – Medical complications of eating disorders

Presented by Dr. Suzanne Mac Donald, MD, FRCP(c), FAAP (Canada)

5:00-6:00pm – Rebuilding the Food Identity in patients with eating disorders

Presented by Dr. Rosanna Mauro de Maya, MS, CEDRD-S (Costa Rica)

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