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Read what previous participants had to say about their experience with ED for RDs online courses

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Carrie Mullin, RD

“Shawna is a great presenter and a great mentor. She made me feel more confident to manage eating disorder clients. She is good at what she does and would want to model my skills after hers.”

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Carol Morgan, RD

“ED for RDs provided a valuable learning opportunity to enhance my skills around the management of Eating Disorders and increase my comfort level in supporting this population. The guidance around managing more challenging situations (from when clients appear disengaged or do not seem to be moving forward to managing parent’s anger/expectations), specifics around meal time strategies and exposure therapy (with sample scenarios), when and how to “raise the anxiety” of caregivers and recommended language to use or avoid, was particularly beneficial. Shawna shares her expertise along with great passion and provides a call to action to RDs, challenging us to be ground breakers in supporting individuals by walking the journey and learning with/advocating for our clients, despite our current comfort level or support systems in place.”

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Caroline Babineau, RD

“I have some experience working with clients with an eating disorder. This course helped me fine tune some of the counselling techniques I was already using and provided me with new tools. Very practical information and good examples of real life cases. I will definitely be more confident in my interventions now.”

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Kathleen Quinn, RD

“Informative content, right length and depth and formats. Practical guidance even for dietitians like me in general practice. Heightens awareness of responsibility of dietitians not to trigger or feed an eating disorder, and need for strategies to guide dietitians in prevention and management of ED in general dietetics. Inspiring to learn about Emotion-Focused Family Therapy. Dietitian Shawna Melbourn is an excellent presenter, and highly trained in ED management. Wonderful view into the psychologists’ roles by Dr. Katherine Henderson and Dr. Mayman which helps define the scope of the dietitians’ role on the team. Thank you!”

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Katie Haneke, RD

“This course was fantastic! It was well thought out and included lots of practical advice for how to effectively work with both clients and their family members. I also really appreciate all of the resources provided so I do not have to reinvent things. Thank you, Shawna, for offering this course. I have been searching and hoping for something like this for years now and I finally feel like I have what I need to start offering my services to individuals with an eating disorder.”

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Caitlin Mantis, RD

“This course was very helpful. I work with the paediatric population and come across various eating disorders, however I highly recommend this course to anyone working in the nutrition field.”

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Nadine Baerg, RD

“ED for RDs is a great introduction to eating disorders for all dietitians. It also provides some really helpful tools and resources for using in sessions with clients. This is probably the FIRST place to start when doing training for working with eating disordered clients. After this course you’ll know that you have a good foundation, and then you can go on and work on more specific areas which are touched upon during the course (ie motivational interviewing, EFFT). The live calls with Shawna are invaluable for getting all your little questions answered and coming up with solutions for your own clients.”

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Rachelle Geerts, RD

“ED for Rds: Beyond fundamentals is wonderful! I highly recommend this on-line course. It really goes beyond the minimal that we learn in school. It really helps you when you are sitting in front of a client, and you don’t know how to ask a question, how to help someone who appears “unmotivated” but is really just too scared and too malnourished to know how to speak to you, what to ask when you suspect disordered eating. I have found this program to be very helpful to look at this as helping your client on their journey, and how you are able to help your clients to take their steps to overcome that disordered eating that has taken over so much of their life. I have found that I can use all these tools in many aspects at work, and am very grateful to this course for giving me a lot of the missing pieces I have been looking for in my practice in the mental health field. Thank you Shawna and team! “

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Marilou Morin RD

“Having psychologists, medical doctors and registered dietitians share their experience, knowledge, and tools while being available to answer our questions regarding eating disorders was the most fulfilling continuing education of my career. I feel more confident detecting and helping those suffering from an eating disorder. Thank you Shawna for putting this course together! “

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Katie Haneke, RD

“I took Shawna’s first ED for RDs course and was so pleased with the information and resources I got that I jumped at the opportunity to learn more from her. This course was amazing because it brought together a number of different presenters, each with their own area of expertise, to offer a well-rounded learning experience. There were lots of opportunities to ask questions and learn from the presenters and peers. I would highly recommend the ED for RDs courses to any RD looking to learn more about EDs and our role in supporting individuals who have an ED! A great investment!” 

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Kim Wagner Jones, MSc, RD, CSSD

“As a RD of 30 years, I found this course provided me with an updated tool box of strategies and new knowledge that I will be able to use weekly in my practice, whether with diagnosed ED clients, clients that I suspect have disordered eating or those who may be at an increased risk for disordered eating.”

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Christy Legouffe, RD

“This was an exceptional course for a great value! It went below the surface to expand my knowledge about eating disorders in a way that no ‘webinar’ has done before. Shawna was welcoming and quick to answer all questions.”

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Kinga Balogh, RD

“Shawna has put together an excellent online learning platform for dietitians to expand their knowledge of the ED spectrum by inviting high caliber presenters touching on nutrition therapy, medical management, therapeutic modalities and most importantly compassionate intentions to lead vulnerable patient to recovery. I am indebted for the learning opportunities she provided and can’t wait to pay it forward by influencing the lives of those who need our supportive counselling the most.”

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Jane Graham, RD

“I strongly recommend this course to both novice and experienced RDs looking to gain practical knowledge and tools for managing Eating Disorders.”

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Samantha Holmgren, RD

“I think the largest benefit I got was hearing Shawna talk through the different issues. The way she describes concepts and the examples she gives on how to talk to clients is amazing. I hope that I’ve been able to pass those along to my clients.”

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Suzanne Dietrich, RD

“This course was excellent! Although I did a placement at a residential eating disorder centre during my internship, I had little training on counselling these individuals in an outpatient setting. This course provided up to date science on nutrition counselling delivered in a way that was enjoyable to learn with many case examples. Shawna’s expertise also provided great insight into motivational interviewing in eating disorder nutrition counselling, which is an essential skill. I walked away with excellent resources, knowledge and most importantly more confidence to work with this population in my private practice setting.”

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Nicole Pin, RD

“I really enjoyed this course. It was a great value to my professional practice. The information is clear, easy to follow and applicable to all practice settings.”

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Carly Werner, RD

“I feel so much more confident in working with people with EDs. Shawna is a wonderful, compassionate and knowledgeable teacher. Highly recommend this course!”

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