If Not Dieting® Health Professional 2-Day Training Program

Health and Education Services
The Person Centred Approach to Healthy Weight Management
Presented by Dr Rick Kausman

About Dr Rick Kausman
Dr Rick Kausman is a medical doctor who is recognised as the Australian pioneer of the person-centred, non-diet approach to wellbeing.  Dr 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 was an Executive Council member of the Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity for 9 years.  He is currently a Fellow of The Australian Society for Psychological Medicine, and a Director of the Butterfly Foundation. More information about Dr Rick can be found at his web site, www.ifnotdieting.com.au

The Training Program
The If not dieting® health professional training program assists Dietitians, Psychologists, Nurses, Doctors, Social Workers, and all other Allied Health Professionals to effectively support their patients to be the healthiest they can be, and as a result of that, achieve and maintain a healthy weight for them.

This exciting program not only draws from the most current world research in the field of weight management and eating behaviour, but incorporates Dr Rick's 25 plus 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 If not dieting® health professional 2-day training program is full of practical information and is delivered through a variety of innovative formats. The program is designed to give participants an understanding of how patients feel about this health issue, and provide the best possible information on how to assist patients to make achievable and sustainable changes. There will be plenty of time for discussion, patient quotes, and patient stories. Handouts of key materials and a training manual containing important references and copies of some journal articles will be given to participants.

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 Practice Nurses Association (APNA): 11 CPD Hours.
• Physical Activity Australia (PAA): 3 PDP

A certificate of attendance will be provided so practitioners can apply for CPE points from other relevant professional bodies.

Recommended Reading
To enhance your experience at the workshop, Dr Rick's book 'If Not Dieting, then What?' is recommended reading prior to attending. ('If Not Dieting, Then What?' is also available in all eBook formats, see homepage at www.ifnotdieting.com.au for more details.)


If not dieting® Health Professional 2-day Training Program

Feedback from Previous Workshop Participants

“Thanks Dr Rick for sharing your knowledge, warmth and passion with us in Ballarat this weekend. I have rarely been so struck by the feeling that someone is the 'real deal'. My sister and I both left with a fire in our bellies to disperse your wisdom among our patients. It was an absolute delight and a revelation to meet you. Thank you” – Dr Melinda Dalman, General Practitioner

“Thanks again, the workshop was wonderful, practical and compassionate towards those struggling with issues around weight. Best Wishes” – Janet Conti, Psychologist

“We use your principles in our practice routinely now and we have an incredible response from patients, they expect to be restricted on so many foods and they are thrilled with the non-restrictive, mindful, exploring all the pieces of the puzzle approach we take.” – Antoinette Ackerie, Dietitian, Team Leader, Adults and Maternity Services, Mater Hospital, Brisbane

"Can I just say that I think that was the best conference that I have ever been to! I walked away feeling so empowered and inspired, personally and professionally.” - Rebecca Smith, Senior Clinical Dietitian, The Prince Charles Hospital

“Thank you so much; it was an excellent two days.” - Dr Angelina Salamone, General Practitioner
"Thanks for a great two days at the workshop. The workshop has definitely given me lots of food for thought and I will be definitely incorporating this information in my care planning sessions, health assessments and diabetes sessions.” - Leanne Burke, Nurse

“Rick, your workshop was outstanding, most inspiring – congratulations. A great blend of practice, research, discussion and activities.” – Carolline Horwath, Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

“Dr Rick Kausman provided a brilliant and inspiring workshop. His passion and dedication towards this work is infectious and I walked away very excited about implementing a fresh approach with my clients. The person-centred approach needs to be the standard approach... and in my years to come I think it will be.” - Carrie Hayward, APS College of Health Psychologists


Areas Covered over the Two Days include:

Part 1 – The Lay of the Land
The current situation relating to weight issues in our society. We take a look at the history and evolution of weight issues, whilst taking a refreshing and meaningful look at the culture in which we live and how challenging this is to helping support people to make changes.  The facts about dieting and the physical and emotional health risks that dieting is known to create are explored.

Part 2 – Key Concepts Underpinning the 'Person-centered Approach'
• The importance of the language we use when talking about weight
• Weight stigma
• How closely does BMI measure health?
• What is a healthy weight and how to determine this?
• Setting the scene for the first consultation

Part 3 – The First Consultation & Non-Hungry Eating
• The first visit/consultation
• The importance of listening
• Should we weigh our patients?
• Non-hungry eating and 'I can have it if I want it but do I really feel like it?'
• How to use intuition in combination with nutritional knowledge to achieve and maintain a healthy weight for an individual

Part 4 – Achieving healthy behaviours, and as a result of that, a healthy weight for the individual client/patient
In these sessions we look at how to help our patients put the key pieces of their health puzzle together. This includes key areas like:
• More about non-hungry eating
• Decreasing guilt around food
• Slowing down the speed of eating
• Differentiating between what is normal eating from the muddle people often get in around food rules
• Protection from the seduction of weight loss dieting
• Options for weight loss – are they helpful? Why or why not?
• Body image
• Self-care and self-compassion
• Increasing physical activity in an enjoyable and sustainable way
• The importance of nurturing
• Measuring progress and changes in behaviour


If not dieting® Health Professional 2-day Training Program –

MELBOURNE 2015 Registration Details

Friday 15th & Saturday 16th of May 2015
9.00am – 4.30pm
(Registration 8.30am Friday)

Treacey Centre
126 The Avenue,
Parkville VIC 3052


BRISBANE 2015 Registration Details

Friday 25th & Saturday 26th of September 2015
9.00am – 4.30pm
(Registration 8.30am Friday)

Level 1, Mater Medical Centre
293 Vulture St
South Brisbane Qld 4101

Early bird registration fee: $715.00 (includes $65.00 GST)
Fee includes: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, training manual, and a set of selected If not dieting resources.

Normal registration fee $770.00 (includes $70.00 GST)

Please see registration form (next page) for early bird dates
Please register early to avoid disappointment. 
There are only a fixed number of places available.

You can register your attendance and make payment by completing the form on the next page and send with payment to:

Dr Rick Kausman, 139 High St. Prahran VIC 3181
Email: dr.rick@ifnotdieting.com.au
Phone: Nikki on 0413000969
Or you can register and make payment at the on-line shop at www.ifnotdieting.com.au
If not dieting 2-day Health Professional Training Program


Event Registration Form

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Copyright®: Permission is granted to registered participants who have completed ifnotdieting training to use the content from the ifnotdieting training program and the ifnotdieting training manual for use with individual patients/clients.  Use of content from the ifnotdieting training program and the ifnotdieting training manual is otherwise expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of Dr Rick Kausman.  Permission is expressly prohibited for use by or in the course of any commercial weight loss or health management program.
Mail to: Dr Rick Kausman, 139 High St Prahran VIC 3181
Email to: dr.rick@ifnotdieting.com.au
On-line: You can register and make payment on-line at www.ifnotdieting.com.au           







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