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Gain a thorough understanding of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), and Pica Disorder in this one-day intensive training.

Led by renowned experts, Tigger Pritchard and Penelope Chapman, this course provides valuable insights and practical strategies for professionals and individuals looking to enhance their knowledge.


  • Comprehensive Insights: Explore the characteristics, manifestations, and underlying causes of PDA, ARFID, and Pica Disorder and parental blame.Disorder.
  • Accurate Diagnosis: Learn effective assessment techniques for each disorder, enabling early identification and intervention.
  • Intervention Strategies: Discover evidence-based approaches and therapies for managing and supporting individuals affected by these disorders.
  • Q&A Opportunities: Engage in dedicated question and answer sessions to clarify doubts and gain deeper insights.


  • Who Should Attend:
  • Mental health professionals
  • Healthcare providers
  • Educators 
  • Carers  


Who Should Attend:

  • Mental health professionals
  • Healthcare providers
  • Counselors
  • Educators
  • Individuals interested in promoting healthy body image and addressing disordered eating issues


Date: Friday 1 November 2024

Time: 9.30am - 4pm (6.5 hours total)

Location: Online via Zoom



Tigger Pritchard

Penelope Chapman 




  • Gain insights into PDA, ARFID, and PICA disorders.
  • Understand the characteristics and assessment techniques for each disorder.
  • Explore intervention strategies and best practices.
  • Facilitate a dedicated Q&A session at the end of each segment for discussion and clarification.



If you have any questions about the course content or entry requirments, please contact or call 01892 546773


Understanding and Managing ARFID, PDA and PICA Disorders

  • Tigger Pritchard

    Penelope Chapman 


  • Friday 1.11.2024, 9.30am-4pm



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