Session one –

Peace, Love, and Understanding: Responsive Feeding Therapy – the Origins, the Journey, and the Future

Course Description:

RFT centres on the application of responsive feeding concepts in a clinical setting. Before the core elements of RFT are considered in this webinar series, this initial session looks back at how the term ‘responsive feeding’ gained traction, how it came out of the responsive parenting literature, and how it has been developed clinically. From the field of self-determination theory, the three basic needs of autonomy, relatedness, and competence will be introduced, as well as what they mean for feeding. Finally, there will be a glance to the future, as research directions and clinical implications are discussed. Feeding professionals will get some valuable context for RFT as well as the opportunity to think about different definitions and interpretations of the term ‘responsive’.

DURATION: 1.5 hours

Jo Cormack PhD, MBACP

Jo Cormack is a feeding dynamics specialist, researcher, and registered therapist. She helps families of avoidant eaters with the relational and emotional aspects of food and feeding. Jo is also an award-winning writer on feeding and is in the final stages of a PhD in psychology. Her research area is parental feeding practices in the context of avoidant eating. Jo is the author of Helping Children Develop a Positive Relationship with Food (Jessica Kingsley Publishers). She trains and supervises feeding professionals and is interested in helping clinicians from diverse disciplines draw on psychological and psychotherapeutic theory in their practice.

CEU information:

Certificates of attendance and RD CEU certificates are issued for the entire 9-hour Foundational Series.  Information can be found here.