Friday, June 25, 2010

If not dieting® Health Professional 2-day Training Program in Australia

The Person Centred Approach to Healthy Weight Management:
helping people achieve and maintain a healthy weight

Presented by Dr Rick Kausman of

About Dr Rick Kausman
Dr Rick Kausman is a medical doctor who is recognised as the Australian pioneer of the person centred approach to healthy weight management. Rick has written two books including the award-winning ‘If Not Dieting, Then What?’, he is the creator of a number of other resources, and has had several articles on healthy weight management published in peer-reviewed
journals. Dr Rick has been the Chairperson of Body Image and Health Inc. for 3 years, and a board member for 12, and an Executive Council member of the Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity for 9 years. He is currently a Fellow of the Australian College of Psychological Medicine, a Lifelong Fellow of the Obesity Prevention and Treatment Society, a Member of the Board of Directors of the Butterfly Foundation, and an honorary lecturer at Monash University, Department of Medicine and Deakin University, Department of Dietetics. More information about Dr Rick can be found at his web site,

The Training Program
The If not dieting health professional training program assists Doctors, Nurses, Dietitians, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Allied Health Professionals, to effectively help patients achieve and maintain a healthy weight.Not only does this exciting workshop draw from the most current world research in the field of weight management and eating behaviour, but incorporates Dr Rick Kausman’s 20 years of practical and unique experience in this field, and importantly, from the experiences of thousands of his patients. The content of the training program also has
input from other members of the ‘If not dieting’ team including psychologists, dietitians, a social worker, nurse and physiotherapist.

The training program is full of practical information, delivered through a mixture of formats including a number of eating awareness activities. There will be plenty of time for discussion, and importantly, many patient quotes and stories to help participants to get a strong sense of how our patients and clients are feeling about this health issue, in order to support them make long term sustainable change. Each participant will also receive the 2010 ifnotdieting training manual containing important references and copies of key journal articles.

Accreditations and Endorsements
This 2-day training program is accredited by:
• The Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP): Active Learning Module, 40
Category 1 points.
• The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM): National, 12 PDP.
• Kinect Australia – 3 Professional Development Points
A certificate of attendance will be provided so practitioners can apply for CPE points from other relevant professional bodies.

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