IN102: A 72 hour course on Program planning I and II, Abstinence and Treatment.
Here we explore the reality of what treatment can look like. We will observe and follow an outpatient treatment workbook, exploring seminar setups and inpatient options. This is the second course for certification as a Food Addiction Professional and Infact alums have an option to do this course for further development.
- IN102: Dates for 2022-23 term: Friday´s September 30, October 7,14,21,28, November 4,11,18,25, December 2,9, January 13,20,27, February 3,10,17,24.
Course Description: The second part of the three online virtual courses for professionals:
This course teaches about the Biological part of the disease (abstinence) and the Psychological (mental, emotional, and spiritual) treatment for food addiction as a chemical dependency. Students will learn by participation. They will examine the scientific arguments for and against food as a substance use disorder. The course is designed to introduce a variety of treatment methods and to give some practice in using them. Students explore several models of treatment appropriate to early stage, middle stage, and late stage food addiction.
After 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 prominent 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 and how these apply to appropriate individual treatment options.
- Identify skills and attitudes related to assessing mutual support for food addiction recovery organizations and various professional food addiction treatment levels.
- Write an assessment and set up að treatment plan for one fellow class member or a client, including any problems with weight, eating behaviors, and food addiction.
This class is participatory and consistent with the overall themes of critical adult education. It is based on exchanging knowledge, experience, and skills among students and instructors. The class dialogue will critically examine one´s issues regarding weight, eating, and food and 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 Infact Workbook for outpatient treatment by Esther H.G. MSc., Your personal Food Plan Guide by H. Theresa Wright MS, RD, LDN, The Acorn Food Plan by Phil Werdell et.al.