Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
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CBT & Motivational Interviewing & Mindfulness For Weight Management And Lifestyle Changes CPD 2 day live interactive workshop – 23&24 September 2022 by Susi Lodola
23-09-2022 , 24-09-2022  
12 CPD hours
External training, IACP CPD approved.

2 day live interactive workshop – 23rd & 24th September 2022

CBT, Motivational Interviewing & Mindfulness for weight management

The aim of this course is to provide you with an outline how CBT, MI and Mindfulness can be applied to help your clients with weight management. Over the last decade, the field of behavior change has encouraged the integration of different forms of evidence-based treatments by identifying their general factors and shared elements and applying them across multiple behaviours.

Obesity is a major health risk and underlying psychological factors, such as anxiety, stress, mood disorder and self-esteem can be the root cause of the failure to lose weight and keep it off. Psychological interventions are key to engage individuals in lifestyle modification and motivate them to achieve weight loss in sustainable and successful manner. Psychotherapies for obesity typically could help people achieve successful weight loss by reducing dysfunctional behaviours and restructuring cognitive processes. CBT has been recognised as the best-established treatment for obesity and is considered to be the first-line treatment among psychological approaches.

Workshop Outline:

  • Overview of CBT
  • The cognitive Model – Dysfunctional Cognitions
  • Neuroscience of behavioural change
  • Overview of Motivational Interviewing
  • Mindfulness and how it helps with weight management
  • Dealing with reluctant/ unmotivated clients
  • Assessment of clients before treatment
  • Practical application of MI/CBT
  • Live demonstration of interventions
  • How to build motivation
  • How to deal with triggers
  • How to deal with emotional eating
  • De-Catastrophising hunger
  • Interactive and hopefully some fun too.


Susi Lodola is a fully accredited Psychotherapist with IACP in private practice. She has completed many years of study in Psychology (Hdip Hons), Psychotherapy (BA), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy & Motivational Interviewing (MSc).

In addition to studying for an MSc in CBT & MI, Susi has also attended a 3-day workshop on applying CBT to weight management at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia, which is at the forefront of using CBT for weight loss internationally.


Booking link: 

A special early bird discount for the IACP Members: 
The offer provides a €60 saving on the full price and members can avail of this offer until the 15th April only.
At check out enter the promotional code IACPMEMBER and the €60 will be deducted from the total.


Susi Lodola 0879184590

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