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Iron Mill College Conference - Exeter, Spring 2018: Saturday 3rd March

Food for Thought… Eating Disorders: A weight on my mind

Including Special Guest Keynote Speakers / Presenters: 

Professor Julia Buckroyd, University of Hertfordshire

Vicky Burnard, Livewell Southwest

Emily Rothwell, BEAT

  • A timely and beneficial 1 day conference at Iron Mill College in Exeter, examining the complexities surrounding eating disorders and associated illnesses, and covering key topical issues of interest and debate within this important and growing field.
  • Includes insightful lectures and workshops with author, broadcaster and therapist, Professor Julia Buckroyd, who specialises in understanding eating behaviour. Julia is Emeritus Professor of Counselling at the University of Hertfordshire and she will offer enthralling insights into early attachment and eating disorders. Specialist contributions also come from Vicky Burnard, Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience working with eating disorders. Vicky is the Severe Eating Disorder Consultation and Assessment Service Lead at Livewell Southwest, an independent social enterprise providing integrated health and social care across Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon. She will discuss 'MANTRA', the cutting-edge treatment method for anorexia nervosa developed at The Maudsley Hospital.

  • Representatives and ambassadors of the UK’s leading eating disorder charity, BEAT, will also give lively and moving presentations and workshops. Emily Rothwell, a BEAT Advisor, has undertaken research on the user experience of a developing online intervention for eating disorders and will speak about this and about treatment access. There will also be true life accounts from BEAT ambassadors, offering first-hand experiences of living with an eating disorder, of treatment and the effects this has had on them.
  • The conference will include opportunities for networking and discussion with other professionals with an interest in this field. The day will be of particular use to counsellors, psychotherapists, counselling or clinical psychologists, mental health or wellbeing professionals, nurses, doctors and other health professionals, teachers and others working in education, along with anyone else who would benefit personally and professionally from improving their understanding of eating disorders.


Our conference is open to anyone who is interested in the subject matter. It will be of particular relevance to practitioners and students in the fields of counselling, psychotherapy, counselling or clinical psychology, mental health or wellbeing, health, education and other related professions.

How to apply:

Simply sign up using the booking form on this web page - supplying the requested details and paying the applicable fee (please see the 'Fees' tab for further information and details of other ways to pay)You will need to pay the full relevant conference fee in order to reserve a place at the conference. There are limited places available, which are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Prior to the conference, attendees will be invited to book onto any optional seminars / workshops with places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, as some workshops / seminars may have limited spaces available. Attendees who have not booked onto any optional seminars / workshops in advance of the conference will be invited to do so at registration on the morning of the conference (subject to remaining availability of places).
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Standard Fee - £145.00
IMC Student / Graduate Fee - £100.00
IMC Approved Supervisor / Placement Provider Manager Fee - £125.00


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