Working with Eating Disorders

Can be taken as an individual course or as a part of:

Approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

1 day 7 CPD hours

Course Brief


The day covers issues of development, engagement and motivation in Eating Disorders (ED), along with a range of CBT interventions as they apply to ED.

This course is part of the training programme that enables you to complete the BPS Approved Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. You can build up gradually your CBT training portfolio by attending all the courses within the programme at the pace that suits you. All your training hours will be calculated, recorded in an individual validated log and accumulated towards your full Diploma.


Issues covered include:

  • Engagement & Motivation (Transtheoretical Model applications to ED)
  • Formal ED assessment tools
  • Cognitive Models of ED
  • Common Negative Automatic Thoughts (NATs), Assumptions & Beliefs (including illness beliefs) in ED, how to elicit them and their specific nature
  • The role of selective attention in ED and its role in problem maintenance
  • Managing bodily sensations related to eating
  • Addressing realistic negative predictions through addressing secondary appraisal (“My parents might accuse me, but I will survive it”)
  • The use of Pie Charts (to address beliefs about causation and responsibility)
  • Weakening strength of beliefs regarding illness identity, hyper-vigilance and control

This Course is now available as a full recording with an online test via SDS Online Video Training (OVT)

Title: Working with Eating Disorders

Modality: CBT

CPD Hours Attached: 7 CPD Hours


Click here for the full SDS Accreditation terms for the BPS Approved Master Practitioner Diploma in CBT:

Course Tutor

Paul Grantham
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Founder and Director of SDS Seminars

Paul Grantham, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine, Accredited CBT Therapist. He is the Founder and Director of SDS Ltd and one of the most popular and inspirational tutors in the field of psychological skills training.


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