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2-day workshop – 12 CPD hours approved

Jan 29th and Jan 30th, 2021

Time: 9.30 am – 4.30pm

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CBT & Motivational Interviewing for Weight Management

IACP accredited workshop

  • In this popular workshop, you will learn interventions to help your clients make changes to their behaviour and their cognition around developing a healthy lifestyle.

  • In addition, you’ll get the tools to help your clients overcome dysfunctional beliefs related to deprivation, and thoughts that sabotage their motivation and sense of self-efficacy.

  • You will also be able to apply Motivational Interviewing techniques to help your clients overcome ambivalence, help them stay motivated to make positive lifestyle changes.

  • This workshop will be delivered online. You can expect lots of interaction, demonstration of interventions, and sharing of experiences from participants.

Workshop Outline:

  • Overview of CBT
  • The cognitive Model – Dysfunctional Cognitions
  • Neuroscience of behavioural change
  • Overview of Motivational Interviewing
  • Dealing with reluctant/ unmotivated clients
  • Assessment of clients before treatment
  • Practical application of MI/CBT
  • Live demonstration of intervention
  • How to build motivation
  • How to deal with triggers
  • How to deal with emotional eating
  • De-Catastrophising hunger
  • Teaching mindful eating and mindfulness application for weight loss
  • Sourcing Intervention material
  • Interactive and hopefully some fun too.

Cost: € 250

Early Bird ticket: €190

(Book before 15th November 20)

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After attending the workshop on CBT & MI for weight management you have the opportunity to become a licensed MIND OVER BODY WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME™ therapist.

Grow your private practice as a licensed therapist with the latest psychological tools and attract new clients

After completing the workshop you have the opportunity to apply to become part of the network of licensed Mind over Body Weight Management Programme™ therapist.

There is an ever-increasing demand for alternatives to traditional weight loss programmes which only focus on what to eat more of and what to eat less of. The reason for this is that the cause of obesity involves a complex interaction between genetic, behavioral–psychosocial, and environmental factors. As a Mind over Body Weight Management programme licensed therapist you can you’re your clients to retrain their behaviours and thought processes by applying CBT and Motivational Interviewing skills to help your clients make lasting lifestyle changes. Those methods are recommended by international clinical guidelines, as they have been shown to be more effective that diet alone.

The Mind over Body Weight Management programme will give you the opportunity to market yourself as a licensed therapist providing your clients with the latest psychological tools helping them overcome emotional eating and self-sabotage.

The programme is suitable to deliver 1 to 1 in person or online, in group format, or through Facebook groups.

Benefits of becoming a licensed therapist

  • Specialise in an area that has growing demand

  • Offer the programme to your existing clients

  • Extensive manual taking you step by step through the programme

  • Branded intervention worksheets and material for clients

  • Motivational material hand outs

  • Full training on how to work with clients 1 to1, in groups, face to face or online

  • Library of supporting documents/studies

  • Ongoing associate support via webinars

  • Listing on the Mind over Body Website as a licensed practitioner

  • Promotion through social media and national media outlets

  • Provision of branded social media posts

  • Support and guidance on how to promote your new service

  • Protected area of operation

  • Referrals for your specific location

How to join the network of licensed Mind Over Body Weight Managementprogramme therapists

Add an additional evidence based service for your clients and attract new clients to your practice with the Mind over Body Weight Management programme.

The programme is suitable for accredited Psychotherapists, Nutritional Therapists, Dieticians, General Practice Doctors and Health Coaches who are looking for scientifically researched methods which are recommended in the NICE guidelines, that will help their clients achieve a healthy lifestyle.


Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about becoming a licensed therapist.

I will forward you the fees and payment options.


Testimonials from professionals who attended the CBT & MI workshops

Melissa Hanley – Psychotherapist

I have attended Susi’s first two day IACP accredited workshop on applying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing with clients to support them in changing their lifestyle and to lose weight. Susi was a fantastic presenter and the content of the workshop was not only evidence based research but reflected on people’s experiences also. I am eager to implement the skills and what I have learned from Susi in my clinical practice to help my clients gain insight into their relationship with food and overall well-being. Thank you susi for providing not only your knowledge in this area but for a really engaging and interesting workshop. I can highly recommend this to nutritionists, dieticians, nurses, counselors and psychotherapists to inform their practice. Thanks susi

Frances Walsh – Psychotherapist

I attended Susi’s first 2-day IACP accredited workshop on applying CBT and MI in working with clients with issues around food/weight. Susi is a very engaging trainer, the materials she presented are well researched and evidence-based, and the workshop was interactive and informative. The training will be particularly helpful for psychotherapists or nutritional therapists in working with clients with emotional eating behaviours and in changing mindsets to decrease sabotaging behaviours. Thank you Susi

Barbara Edwards – Life Coach

I am delighted that I decided to attend Susi’s workshop. I got so much from it and I can’t wait to implement it through my coaching practice here in Donegal. Susi delivers in such a relaxed and informative way making the learning a thoroughly engaging and enjoyable process. Highly recommended. Thank you so much Susi

Aine Connaire – Psychotherapist

I just attended Susi’s mind over body workshop for professionals and would highly recommend it to any psychotherapists or nutritionists who are interested in learning more about how to help their clients develop a healthy lifestyle and improve their relationship with themselves and their health. I learnt so much and gained loads of information and tools that I am looking forward to using with my clients in my own work as a psychotherapist. Thanks Susi!

Olivia Beck – Nutritionist

Susi is very knowledgeable about the role CBT plays in weight management. As a practitioner, she’s given me practical tools that I can utilise in my business as a Nutritionist.


Through extensive studies in Psychology (Hdip), Psychotherapy (BA),  workshop at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia on CBT for weight loss and a Masters in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy & Motivational Interviewing, combined with my own incredible weight loss and fitness journey, I have a professional and personal interest in helping people achieve a healthy lifestyle and lose weight.

I developed the MIND OVER BODY WEIGHT MANAGEMENT™ programme to help people stay motivated, deal with triggers, stop the inner voice that sabotages weight loss and put an end to emotional eating. This porgramme was put together looking at international research and clinical guidelines on the most effective way of weight loss.

Due to the demand and need in this area of helping people achieve a healthy lifestyle, I also developed a training programme that will give Psychotherapists and other health professionals such as nutritional therapists, Health Coaches, GP’s, Nurses etc. the tools to support their patients and clients to achieve lifestyle changes.

I have my private psychotherapy clinic in Dublin and I am a speaker on mental health issues in companies & at events.

Beck Institute

Training at the Beck Institute, Philadelphia

The Mind over Body Weight Management Programme™ in the media.