THE NEXT 7 MONTH INFACT TRAINING AND SEMINAR BEGINS SEPTEMBER 9th 2022 through February 17th. 2023.
Dates for fall:  September 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24.

170 Hours for Certification as Food Addiction Professional and three courses for completion;
Go to REGISTER for further information: IN 101  IN 102  IN 103  

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Examination from the Infact School Manual (open book exam) The manual is set up electronically on the Infact School Members site.
  • Participation in a study group (suggested that the group meet regularly throughout the seminar)
  • Project presentation (estimated 30 minutes per student)
  • Attendance negotiable
  • Assignments (to be worked with the student group and brought to the lesson time)

SUBJECTS:

  • (44 Hours) The Infact School Manual; 12 criteria for food addiction counseling and treatment.
  • (16 Hours) Program Planning I – The biological part of the disease:  Abstinence and food plans.
  • (74 Hours) Program Planning II – Treatment for Food Addiction.  Addressing the denial, emotions, trauma, and recovery plans of action.
  • (8 Hours) The Science of Food Addictions.  Addictions as a brain disease.
  • (8 Hours) Ways of practicing as a Food Addiction Professional.
  • (6 Hours) Ethics.
  • (20 Hours) Student groups and student project presentations.

BOOKS:
Material online:
The Infact School Manual.
Food plan material from Theresa Wright, Acorn, and Mfm/Infact.
Denial and Treatment outcomes by Phil Werdell.
Material on 12-step therapeutic approach for professionals.
A Guide to Eating-disorders recovery by Marty Lerner; download from the webpage: https://www.milestonesprogram.org

Other books recommended:
The Addictive Personality by Craig Nakken.
Food Junkies by Vera Tarman.
Addictive Thinking by Abraham J. Twerski, MD.
The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Acorn; a Model for Recovery by Phil Werdell.
Treating Food Addiction; Book 1 by Phil Werdell.
Food Plans for Food Addiction Recovery by Phil Werdell.
Inventorying Food Slips by Phil Werdell.
Bariatric Surgery and Food Addiction by Phil Werdell.

We start the training Friday, September 09, and Saturday, September 10.
Lectures and training sessions will be held the following Fridays and Saturdays; 10 am-2 pm US EST;
Always at this zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3233214137

Preparation before the beginning of the course:
Reading material:  Addictive Personalities by Craig Nakken, Food Junkies by Vera Tarman.  Addictive Thinking by Abraham J. Twerski MD.
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Week 1:
September 09  Friday, 10am-2pm EST:

10am-12pm;  Esther Helga on:
a) Introductions and setting up student groups;
b) Introduction to the Infact Members platform;
c) Guidelines for Zoom;
d) Introduction to the Infact School Manual and other material.
12-12.20pm:  Break
12.20-02 pm:  Definition of Addiction;

September 10: Saturday, 10am-2pm EST:
10-12 am:        Mary Foushi; story of a food addict, Phil Werdell on the Normal eater, emotional eater, and food addict;
12.-.12.20:       Break
12.20-02 pm:   Vera Tarman on; The Food Addiction Syndrome;  on the brain and hormones
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Week 2:
September 16: Friday, 10am-2pm:
10-12. am  Esther Helga on the History of Addiction Treatment, and
Chapters 1(Screening) and 2(Intake) in the Infact School Manual.
12-12.30 pm:  Break
12.30-02pm:  Continued…

September 17:  Saturday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:  Esther Helga on Chapters 3(Orientation) – 4(Assessment) in the Infact School Manual.
12-12.30: Break
12.30-02pm:  Continued..
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Week 3:
September 23: Friday, 10am-2pm:

10-12 am:  The Yale Scale
12-12.20:  Break
12.20-02 pm:  Levels of treatment

September 24:  Saturday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:  Bringing it all together:  Screening, intake, orientation, and assessment:
12-12.20:  Break
12.20-02 pm:  Students presenting outcomes from their assignments.
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Week 4:

September 30:  Friday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:  Dr. Nicole Avena on the cutting edge of the Science
12-12.20:  Break
12.20-02 pm:  Dr. Guttorm Toverud’s session one on Professionals applying the Big Book seminar

October 01:  Saturday, 10am-2pm:
10-12am:  Esther Helga on CH. 5(Treatment Planning) in the Infact School Manual
12-12.30:  Break
12.30-03 pm: Levels of treatment
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Week 5:
October 07:  Friday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am: Theresa Wright Food plans
12-12.20pm:  Break
12.20-02pm: Continued

October 08:  Saturday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:  Esther Helga on Infact treatment methods
12-12.20: Break
12.20-02 pm: Dr. Robert Lustig MD.  The Metabolic Science
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Week 6:
October 14:  Friday, 10am-2pm:
10-12am: .  Marty Lerner on treatment methods
12-12.20:  Break
12.20-02pm:  Continued

October 15:  Saturday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:  Susan Peirce Thomson on treatment methods
12-12.20: Break
12.20-02pm:  Continued
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Week 7:
October 21:  Friday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:  Esther Helga on treatment methods
12-12.20:  Break
12.20-03pm:  Continued

October 22:  Saturday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:  Karla on Co-Dependency and trauma
12-12.20pm:  Break
12.20-03pm:  Continued
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Week 8:
October 28:  Friday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:  Amanda Leith  Shift treatment method
12-12.20:  Break
12.20-02pm:  Relapse prevention

October 29:  Saturday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:  Esther Helga on Ch.6(Counseling)
12-12.20:  Break
12.20-02pm:  Esther Helga on Ch. 7(Case Management) and 8(Crisis Intervention)
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Week 9:
November 04:  10am-2pm:
10-12am:  Phil Werdell on Denial.
12-12.20:  Break
12.20-03 pm: Ch 9(Patient Education) and Ch 10(Referral)

November 05:  10am-2pm:
10-12am:  Esther Helga on Ch. 11(Reports and Record Keeping) and 12(Consultation)
12-12.20:  Break
12.20-03 pm: Esther Helga on Appendices: Personal Growth
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Week 10:

November 11:  Friday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:  Esther Helga on applying the treatment methods
12-12.20pm: Break
12.20-02pm: Continue

November 12:  Saturday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:  Esther Helga on applying the treatment methods
12-12.20pm: Break
12.20-02pm: Continued
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Week 11:
November 18:  Friday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:  Esther Helga on Ethics and supervision
12-12.20pm: Break
12.20-02pm: Continued……

November 19:  Saturday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:  Esther Helga on applying the treatment methods
12-12.20pm: Break
12.20-02pm: Continued
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Week 12:
November 25:  Friday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:  Esther Helga  on applying the treatment methods
12-12.20pm:  Break
12.20-02 pm:  Vera Tarman  The Food Addiction Syndrome  Lecture II

November 26:  Saturday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:  Preparation for the exam
12-12.20pm:  Break
12.20-02 pm:  Continued
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Week 13:
December 02:  Friday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:  Exam overview and grading
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Week 14:
December 09:  Friday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:  Preparation for the presentations
12-12.20pm: Break
12.20-02pm:  Dr. Guttorm Toveruds Final session

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Week 15:
January 13:  Friday, 10am-3pm:
10-12 am:  Preparation for the presentation
12-12.20pm: Break
12.20-02pm:  Continued
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Week 16:
January 20:  Friday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:   Esther Helga, on setting up your practice and putting it all together
12-12.20pm:  Break
12.20-02pm:  Alumni presentations

January 21:  Saturday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:  Esther Helga on treatment
12-12.20pm:  Break
12.20-02pm:  Alumni presentations

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Week 17:

January 27:  Friday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:  Esther Helga on treatment
12-12.20pm:  Break
12.20-02pm:  Continued

January 28:  Saturday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:  Esther Helga on treatment
12-12.20pm:  Break
12.20-02pm:  Continued
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Week 18:
February 03:  Friday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:  STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS
12-12.20pm:  Break
12.20-02 pm:  STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS

February 04:  Saturday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:  STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS
12-12.20pm:  Break
12.20-02.00:  STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS
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Week 19:
February 10:  Friday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:  STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS
12-12.20pm:  Break
12.20-02 pm:  STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS

February 11:  Saturday, 10am-2pm:
10-12 am:  STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS
12-12.20pm:  Break
12.20-02 pm:  STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS
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Week 20:
February 17:  Friday 11 am-12.30 pm EST: Online Certification Ceremony
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