SEES Training Opportunities

 

Here at SEES we offer training for exercise and eating disorders based on the following four abstracts. We are a global team offering training internationally. Our training opportunities are available for both individuals and groups. If you are interested in training or have any questions please hit “Training Inquiry”  at the bottom of the page.

1. Introduction to eating disorders and exercise workshop 

The introductory workshop provides a comprehensive overview of eating disorders and exercise for health and medical professionals. This workshop will address 1) what is dysfunctional exercise; 2) what are the risks of dysfunctional exercise with comorbid disordered eating; 3) how to conduct a thorough assessment of dysfunctional exercise and disordered eating as well as 4) treatment planning for dysfunctional exercise. This workshop is suitable for health and medical professionals who have minimal experience or training (<2 years) in the field of eating disorders and would like to increase their knowledge and skills base. It is a requirement to have attended this training or have equivalent experience to attend the Advanced SEES workshops.

Learning Objectives: 

1) Understand the basic principles and features of common eating disorders.

2) Describe dysfunctional exercise, its risks, and how it presents within traditional eating disorder symptomatology.

3) Demonstrate basic knowledge in the assessment and management of exercise in eating disorder populations.


2. Introduction to the Safe Exercise at Every Stage guideline for the management and treatment of exercise in eating disorders

This workshop addresses common fears in prescribing exercise for individuals with an eating disorder (ED) and reviews the benefits of exercise engagement in ED treatment. We will provide an overview of the development of the Safe Exercise at Every Stage (SEES) guideline for managing and treating exercise in ED treatment prior to step-by-step instruction on the use of the guideline in clinical practice. This clinical tool supports practitioners in determining the level of exercise appropriate for each individual based upon their current level of physical and psychological wellbeing. We will review strategies for implementing SEES in public and private settings as part of a multidisciplinary team and finally, participants will be provided with case studies to practice exercise prescription using SEES in small groups. 

Learning Objectives:

 1. Recognise and address common concerns for exercise prescription during ED treatment

2. Report on the development of a novel clinical tool (SEES) for prescribing exercise during ED treatment and demonstrate the use of SEES for determining safe exercise

3. Describe steps for implementing SEES in your workplace


3. Advanced therapeutic skills for the management and treatment of exercise in eating disorders

This workshop aims to provide mental health practitioners with further training in the assessment and treatment of dysfunctional exercise in eating disorder populations. We will review the psychological mechanisms underpinning dysfunctional exercise and recent research on the benefits of safe exercise engagements. The presentation will include the demonstration of psychological interventions to address dysfunctional exercise. Finally, attendees will be provided with case studies to rehearse specific techniques. It is a requirement to have attended the introductory training (or have equivalent experience in the field of eating disorders >2 years) and be registered as a mental health practitioner to attend this training. 

Learning Objectives:

 1.        Describe models of dysfunctional exercise in eating disorder populations

2.        Identify appropriate treatment targets for the management of dysfunctional exercise

3.        Demonstrate therapeutic interventions to address compulsive exercise in ED treatment 


 
 

4. Advanced exercise interventions the management and treatment of exercise in eating disorder (requires introductory training and/or expertise)

This workshop aims to provide medical and exercise professionals/specialists* with in-depth training in the assessment and treatment of dysfunctional exercise in eating disorder populations. We will review the physiological impact of exercise on ED symptoms and the pathophysiological mechanisms underpinning dysfunctional exercise. The presentation will include demonstration of specific exercise interventions to address dysfunctional exercise in complex cases with considerations made for inpatient and outpatient settings. Additionally, attendees will be provided with advanced case studies to assess physiological risk and prescribe exercise accordingly. Participants will engage in a detailed exercise prescription process incorporating environmental considerations, supervision, and aspects involved in discharge planning.  It is a requirement to have attended the introductory training (or have equivalent experience in the field of eating disorders >2 years) and be registered as a medical or exercise professional/specialist* to attend this training. 

Learning Objectives:

1.        Explain models of dysfunctional exercise in ED populations and common physiological risks of ongoing exercise engagement 

2.        Describe dysfunctional exercise and its related symptoms in complex cases

3.        Prescribe exercise interventions and education to address dysfunctional exercise in ED treatment.

 *Exercise Professional/Specialist: A professional who has received a tertiary degree in Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology (in Canada) or Human Kinetics with a focus on exercise physiology and/or promoting physical activity and exercise behaviours.