Nutrition Therapy

Advanced Counseling Skills

Over fourteen expert dietitians and counselors share their knowledge and case studies on how to establish relationships, cultural competency, adult versus child learners, assuring professional competency, physical and psychological assessment, motivational interviewing, the Nutrition Care Plan, counseling clients with eating disorders and chronic dieases, handling group therapy sessions, and HIPAA regulations. Sample forms, codes and HIPAA handouts are included.

Course Expiration Date
Grouped product items
Product Name Price Qty
Book Only (020)
15 CE Online Test Only (W022)
15 CE Book & Online Test (W024)
25 CE Online Test Only (W021)
25 CE Book & Online Test (W023)

Book Details

Year Published
3rd Edition
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Page Count
Learning Code
  • (1000) Professional skills
  • (1040) Cultural sensitivity
  • (3000) Nutrition assessment & Diagnosis
  • (3010) Assessment methodology
  • (5000) Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • (5020) Ambulatory
  • (5160) Cardiovascular disease
  • (5190) Diabetes mellitus
  • (5200) Disordered eating
  • (5370) Weight management, obesity
  • (5390) Care planning, documentation, and evaluation
  • (6000) Education, Training, and Counseling
  • (6020) Counseling, therapy, and facilitation skills
  • (6030) Education theories and techniques for adults
  • (6050) Instructional materials development
  • (6070) Interviewing and listening skills
  • (7000) Business and Management
  • (7070) Entrepreneurship, private practice
  • (7100) Institution/regulatory policies and procedures, HCFA, OBRA, JCAHO, NCQA, OSHA, USDA
  • (7110) Legal issues, malpractice
  • (7170) Reimbursement, coverage
  • (9000) Research and Grants
  • (9020) Evaluation and application of research

Course Objectives

Suggested Performance Indicators: 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 9.6.1, 9.6.5


Upon successful completion of this self-study course, the users will be able to:

1. Identify four new counseling strategies to try when counseling clients.

2. Better assess the patients’ needs, beliefs, and eating habits.

3. Better determine appropriate therapy intervention for clients needing to heal their relationships with food and exercise.

4. Discuss the differences between traditional weight loss philosophies and Health at Every Size tenets.

Recommended For...
  • Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
  • Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
Why we chose this book
This book came out of a CDR project on counseling skills that I chaired along with my co-editor, Bridget Klawitter. We were concerned that 90-95% of dietitians used the medical model for nutrition intervention: usually only one visit for 30 minutes, packed with cookie-cutter information based on the diagnosis that was given to an overwhelmed patient/client. This was the first book on advanced nutrition counseling. It helped start the evolution to more relationship-based counseling with active listening, and motivational and cognitive-behavioral counseling based on the needs of each person.
About the author
Kathy King, RD, LD has been a successful private practitioner, writer, and speaker since 1972; she now owns Helm Publishing, a business that produces continuing education for dietitians, DTRs, nurses, CDEs, and CDMs. Kathy has counseled over 6,000 clients in individual and group sessions, and she chaired the CDR committee to create the Counseling Self-Assessment Module. Bridget Klawitter, PhD, RD, CD, FADA, has degrees in adult learning, kinesiology, and lay counseling and is former Director of Clinical Nutrition and Diabetes Services, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare--All Saints in Racine, WI. She is an innovative clinician, client counselor, and educator. She consults to private and public programs.