IN101: A 24 hour course on Introduction to Food Addiction Treatment will be offered as a separate course on two occasion this year.
It can be taken separately as an insight into the diagnostic criteria for eligibility for screening, assessment and treatment for Food as a substance use disorder, as well as the first course for certification as a Food Addiction Professional.
- IN101: Dates: 2022: Friday´s April 29, May 6, 20, June 3, 17, 18.
- IN101: Dates: 2022: Friday´s and Saturday´s; September 09, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24,
- Price: US$: 450.- (Ísl.kr. 60.000.-) 10% discount when paid upfront US$ 400.- (Ísl.kr. 52.000.-)
- Payment options: Credit card, Pay Pal, Bank transfer.
Course Description: A short online virtual course for professionals:
This course teaches about the nature, assessment and treatment for food addiction as a chemical dependency. Students will learn about the new field of food addiction. They will look at the scientific arguments for and against food as a substance use disorder. The course is designed to introduce a variety of assessment tools and to give practice in using them. Students explore several models of treatment appropriate to early stage, middle stage, and late stage food addiction.
At the completion of this course students will be able to:
- Understand the difference between “normal eaters” with obesity, “emotional eaters” with eating disorders, and “food addicts” with a chemical dependency on specific foods, gracing and volume of food in general.
- Articulate the major medical positions “pro” and “con” for a scientific basis of food addiction.
- Examine a range of screening and assessment instruments for food addiction and related disorders including physical obesity, various eating disorders and the stages of food addiction.
- Identify skills and attitudes related to assessing mutual support food addiction recovery organizations and various levels of professional food addiction treatment.
- Write an assessment of one fellow class member or a client, including any problems with weight, eating behaviors and/or food addiction.
This class is highly participatory, and consistent with the overall themes of critical adult education. It is based on the exchange of knowledge, experience and skills among students and instructor. Class dialogue will lead to critical examination of one´s personal issues regarding weight, eating and food, and of the various medical positions regarding the existence and treatment of food addiction. Active participation of students is vital to the successful completion of this course.
Topics will be explored through a variety of teaching/learning methods including:
- Lecture and discussion
- Group exercises
- Pre-recorded lectures
- Assigned readings
- Learning partnerships
- On-line research
- Practical research in the community
Reading material: The Addictive Personality by Craig Nakken, Food Junkies by Vera Tarman, MD, Addictive Thinking by Abraham J. Twerski, MD.