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FREE course textbook for UK students:

Duker, Marylin and Slade, Roger. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia: How to Help. Paperback Open University Press, 2nd edition  2002

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Certificate in
Anorexia & Bulimia Awareness
Distance Learning Course Details

If you are a qualified therapist or health professional this course will lead to the
Certificate of Professional Development in Eating Disorders -
                                  P.D. Cert. (Eating Disorders)

   College accreditation: International Association for Distance Learning.

Course accredited by ACCHP (see links in left-hand column)

An eating disorders awareness course for professionals or personal interest.

The belief that being thin is the ideal shape, fostered for too long by Hollywood, television,  the fashion industries and the glossy magazines, is starting to crack as more people realise the injury it has done to vulnerable bodies and minds.  This course will help to undo that damage.

Total recommended period of study: approx. 4 months or less. Continuous enrolment. No time limit.

Cost: 155.00  (155 Pounds Sterling - for currency conversion see www.xe.com )

(A FREE textbook will be sent to UK students. Non-UK students will normally have to purchase the book on-line from an internet bookstore.)

Method of study: 

Textbook study. Written assignments based on the set textbook. Assignment questions are issued by email and students return their written work by email. Grades and feedback are issued by email.

Course description:

This course provides an overview of previous physiological and psychological theories of eating disorders - specifically anorexia and bulimia.

The course introduces an important new theory which unites the roles of body and mind in the maintenance and progression of these illnesses. 

This updated approach, firmly based in over 15 years’ research by the textbook’s authors, leads to criticism of some previous practices and to many detailed pointers to good practice for the helping professional who has eating-disordered clients. 

This course is NOT in itself a qualification in counselling or psychotherapy, though it may be used in conjunction with such qualifications to signify additional specialist learning. 

Entry Criteria:  Open entry.

Suitability:       This certificate is for:

  • Carers, parents, relatives and people with eating disorders who would like to understand more about these conditions

  • Helping professionals, social workers, teachers, volunteers and others who come into contact with people with eating disorders, enabling them to recognise potential problems and refer people to sources of professional help

  • People who are considering specialist training in this area

  • Practicing complementary therapists who would like an additional certificate for professional development purposes, to add to their knowledge and to display alongside their other credentials, and to use for evidence of CPD wherever accepted.

  • Professionals already working in the field of eating disorders who would like to update their knowledge.

  • People in the fashion, advertising and entertainment industries who would like to be more aware of the problems of people who deliberately keep themselves thin, and to work towards changing attitudes within those industries.


Successful graduates will receive the Certificate in Anorexia & Bulimia Awareness. If you are a qualified therapist or health professional this course will lead to the Certificate of Professional Development in Eating Disorders - P.D. Cert. (Eating Disorders)  These are awarded by UK College of Holistic Training and are private UK qualifications.

The college is accredited by the International Association for Distance Learning. The course is accredited by ACCHP  (see left-hand column for links)

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