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Certificate in Understanding Eating Disorders

Certificate in Understanding Eating Disorders


This Certificate in Understanding Eating Disorders has been specifically designed for those who want to develop key foundation level understandings of eating disorders.

This certificate explores the different manifestations of such disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating. Students are taught how to evaluate the different management and intervention approaches and how counselling/psychotherapeutic approaches contribute to the management of eating disorders. Students also examine the definition of eating disorders and how to distinguish between the normal and abnormal use of food while identifying and evaluating key theoretical perspectives on eating disorders.

Why study eating disorders with Griffith College?

This part-time Certificate in Understanding Eating Disorders is designed for those who wish to extend their knowledge of eating disorders. It is relevant for healthcare professionals, teachers, social workers, managers, customer services, sports coaches and others.

  • Students gain practical experience which can later be applied both personally and professionally.
  • Students are taught key life skills including the value of respect and genuineness and listening and understanding communication.
  • Classes conducted on a part-time basis, comprising of one evening a week for six weeks.
  • Small class sizes ensure that students get the one-on-one attention needed to perfect their counselling skills.
  • Graduates have the option to apply for further higher-level studies in the field.

Intake Dates

We run one intake for this course.

  • September*

*subject to sufficient numbers


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