Eating Disorders Training Course
Eating disorders are becoming more prevalent and severe. Sufferers are presenting in all different arenas, from primary care, through to acute care and specialist services as well as schools, colleges and universities. These patients are high risk and complex, and can be challenging to manage.
Due to the complexity of the condition, clinicians, allied healthcare professionals and care-givers across all domains, require skill, knowledge and confidence to help sufferers with eating disorders.
Our one-day training course includes:
- eating disorder diagnosis
- management of very high-risk cases
- an over-view of clinical presentations including risk-assessment, treatments of eating disorders, clinical scenarios
- an over-view of the use of the Mental Health Act, mental capacity issues, decision making and recent case law
Expert Speaker – Dr Matthew Cahill MBBS MRCPsych DipPsychMed
Dr Matthew Cahill is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for the Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Eating Disorder Service. He is an elected member and Academic Secretary of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Eating Disorders Executive Committee, a member of the North West regional MARSIPAN (Management of Really Sick Patients with Anorexia Nervosa) Group, and Honorary Clinical tutor at Liverpool University. He leads three community clinics and a fourteen-bedded eating disorder inpatient unit covering a population of four million. Matthew treats patients with a range of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorders amongst others, working in a multidisciplinary approach, sharing skills with dietitians, social workers, psychologists, eating disorder practitioners and occupational therapists. He works closely with families and carers. Matthew understands how devastating these disorders can be for the individual, those close to them, and clinicians involved with their care, and he is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience to help anyone manage these complex illnesses.
Target audience / who should attend:
All psychiatrist, GPs, mental healthcare professionals, social care staff and other health care professionals who work with eating disorder patients.