These small-group seminar courses in the Emotionally Aware Feeding (EAF) model represent a rare opportunity to take part in live, interactive training with leading Responsive Feeding expert,
Dr. Jo Cormack.

The EAF programme: a relational approach to
paediatric feeding differences and difficulties

The Emotionally Aware Feeding (EAF) approach is (British therapist, feeding specialist and researcher) Dr Jo Cormack’s psychologically-informed clinical model for working with avoidant eating, from typical ‘picky eating’ to ARFID.

EAF falls under the Responsive Feeding Therapy (RFT) umbrella. Alongside international colleagues, Jo has been instrumental in the development of RFT.

With EAF, Jo draws on her unique insight into feeding research against the backdrop of counselling, psychology and psychotherapy, to provide a model that is usable by practitioners from ALL fields, alongside discipline-specific specialisms.

EAF 1 gives learners a grounding in responsive feeding; EAF2 is a flexible blueprint for practice (using RFT) and EAF3 is a counselling skills training, for feeding professionals who want to deepen their capacity to work with parents.

The small group format is wonderful!

The ability to interact with you, Jo, and with those in the group is just amazing, not only for learning/professional growth but also for the sense of community with like-minded others.

Suzanne Stratford, OT, USA


This short course covers the fundamentals of responsive feeding. But more than that, it invites practitioners to think about the big questions underpinning their work. What are we trying to do and why??

The following questions (and more) are addressed in smallgroup, live, discussion-based classes, with supporting slides and handouts.

What does responsive feeding actually look like? How do we support parents to establish a flexible routine for feeding? How to we determine what is a problem, what is typical, and what is somewhere in-between? What do we try to accept; what do we need to change? How do we work with parental feeding practices? Is there a role for food play and desensitisation?


  • Course length: 6 weeks (6 x 60 minute classes)
  • Class format: live, online
  • Class size: minimum 4, maximum 8 learners
  • Cost: $275 (US), including $100 deposit

Email: to express an interest/request deposit link.

Once you have paid your US $100 deposit, you will be included in the setting up of the next cohort in your timezone, which will be scheduled based on the group’s availability. If we can’t find a time that works, you can request your deposit back.