About the Workshop

Are you interested in supporting your clients to change their eating behavior? As dietitians we often assume the mantle of being the experts in nutrition, but are we the experts in helping our clients ‘do things’ differently? After all, we don’t just want our clients to think differently, we want them to ‘do things’ differently right!

Having identified a significant gap in the dietetic curriculum, Shane will challenge our traditional scope of practice, outline the benefits of dietitians being more skilled and practiced in supporting behaviour change, and provide an introduction to various behaviour change models and the associated key concepts that can be used by dietitians when working alongside clients.

This tasting plate of the various models has been priced to give you a broad introduction to behaviour change, and aims to help you identify where your future professional development in the area of behaviour change can be focused – supporting you to move beyond the role of nutritional expert and information provider.

Topics of Discussion

The importance of change

Why behaviour change is important for dietitians to practice


Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Placing the client front and centre


Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

A cognitive approach to behaviour change


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

A values based approach to behaviour change


Narrative Therapy

A story based approach to behaviour change


Mindful Eating

Engaging with food to support behaviour change


Training Opportunities and Resources

Further training opportunities and resources

Workshop Details


Urban Room
Quest Kelvin Grove Apartment Hotel
41 Ramsgate St, Kelvin Grove, Qld


Date and TimeS

Friday, 13th July 2018

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Arrivals and introductions
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM: Workshop


All attendees will be eligible to receive a discount at future workshops on behaviour change facilitated by Shane.

Early Bird*


Until 17 Jun 2018



Until 17 Jun 2018
(for participants in Beyond University only)


(*)  All early bird registrations will be entered into a draw to win a prize of a mentoring lunch with Shane (value $250)




Closes 8 Jul 2018


Feedback from Past Participants

Shane is a fantastic facilitator and dietitian, and it gives me hope knowing that he plans on teaching future dietitans the crucial behaviour change and counselling skills needed to actually help our clients. All in all I would definitely be keeping an eye out for more of his workshops. Thank you so much Shane!
Thank-you Shane Jeffrey for your very valuable input and years of experience that you brought to the workshop! The workshop gave me permission to rethink how I work as a dietitian
I had lost my passion for Dietetics a couple of
times throughout my degree, and have often felt disheartened at the way in which this career path was headed. Shane’s workshop reignited my passion and validated my feelings and concerns towards the rigidity of Dietetics as it currently stands.
Since the workshop I have committed to future personal development courses and have an action plan in place to step me closer to my dream job!
Shane’s passion really shines through and I am so grateful I took this opportunity!! I’m now excited for the future!


About Shane

Shane Jeffrey APD ASD
BSc., Grad Dip Nut and Diet
Dietitian – Eating Disorders, Weight Management (non diet and weight neutral approach), Sports

Graduating from QUT in 1993, Shane brings a wealth of clinical experience spanning more than 20 years as a dietitian working across the private and public sectors.

Specialising in the fields of eating disorders and weight management (using the non diet and weight neutral approach) for much of his career, Shane is a recognized leader both nationally and internationally. With a strong person centred approach to his work and a passion for empowering people to help themselves, Shane is a big believer that as dietitians, we need to move beyond the what and the why, and focus more on the how as we support the process of change for the people we work with.

Shane’s passion in this area sees him lecturing to dietetic students across a range of subjects, including behaviour change and motivational interviewing and continuing to develop his own counselling skills.

About River Oak Health and Food Mind Body

Shane is currently the director River Oak Health and co-director of Food Mind Body. His private practices specialise in the treatment of eating disorders, weight management, sports nutrition, and other eating, weight and body image concerns, adopting a non diet and weight neutral approach. Providing services across South East Queensland in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba, the practices offer individual and family consultation, group therapy, professional supervision/mentoring and various training events.