Master forum on nutritional management: overcoming challenges, research and the way forward in eating
Presenters: Gabriella Heruc (chair), Helen Storey, Vicki O'Dwyer, Fiona Sutherland and Anjanette Casey.
NOTE: registrations now closed
Time: 11:30am-9pm (register at 10:30. Ferry departs Hobart at 11am)
Venue: Eros/Thanatos room, MONA (Museum of Old & New Art), 655 Main Rd, Rosetta (Hobart) Tasmania
- Register for the Materclasses at the Brooke St Ferry Terminal, Hobart from 10:30am.
- Scenic ferry trip departing for MONA at 11:00am
- Masterclass specialist workshop 11:30-4:30 including lunch & afternoon tea
- 430-6pm free time for museum viewing or attend medical workshop - details below.
- 6:15-9:45pm dinner plus keynote address by ANZAED President, Sloane Madden on "The Myths and Science of ED Treatment" , and panel discussion at the famed MONA function centre.
- 10pm bus departs MONA to downtown Hobart (Old Woolstore Hotel)
Join a panel of expert dietitians, as they ask and help answer some of the challenging questions we are faced with in eating disorder practice as dietitians.
Targeting those with experience in the field, the forum will discuss the complexities of working as an eating disorders dietitian. Discussions will be led on the role of the dietitian in Family-Based Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Enhanced), treating binge eatingdisorder and advanced nutritional counselling dilemmas. By the end of the workshop, it is hoped that some consensus may be drawn and ideas generated on how dietitians can add greater value to treatment though both research and clinical practice.
This workshop forms part of a 2 day conference. For further details go to http://www.anzaed.org.au/hobart-may-conference.html
Gabriella Heruc is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, with an undergraduate degree in psychology and a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has over 12 years experience in mental health and specialises in the nutritional management of eating disorders in private practice. With a passion for research since working at the Black Dog Institute from 2001-2005, she is currently undertaking a PhD at The University of Adelaide in collaboration with the Children's Hospital at Westmead examining gastrointestinal function and appetite regulation in anorexia nervosa. Gabbi has a strong interest in improving education and professional development opportunities for health professionals working in the eating disorders field, and lectures dietetic students on mental health and eating disorders at The University of South Australia.
Helen Storey has worked as a Dietitian for over thirty years. She began her work in eating disorders at Mt St Margaret Hospital, NSW in 1986 where she worked with Dr Janice Russell for 13 years in a more compassionate and holistic program for its time. In early 2000 she set up one of the first stand alone Day Programs with Wesley Mental Health Services and provided services to that program for four years. Since then, Helen has worked in private practice consulting with a wide variety of other therapist to provide collaborative care. In 2003, she completed a Bachelors in Counselling at UNE, which was invaluable in helping to round out her skills and provide more patient centred treatment. In the past she has been involved in providing presentations (with others) to help kindle interest and skills in eating disorders. Currently she runs a busy practice which includes providing support and mentoring for other dietitians who work in solo ED positions. She also has kept her inpatient skills current by providing locum services to inpatient treatment units. Her client base now includes more general patients (which had always been a part of her sanity package) as well as providing insight and skills in the broader Dietetic field. Most recently this has included seeing significant numbers of patients with irritable bowel syndrome.
Vicki O'Dwyer is a Mental Health Social Worker practising as a family therapist and psychotherapist. Vicki has a Master of Social Work, a Master of Psychotherapy, a Grad Dip Social Science - Family Therapy, Master of Psychotherapy, and a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics. Vicki is also an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD). Vicki's area of specialty for the last ten years has been largely in working with families with adolescents suffering from eating disorders, using the Maudsley Method Family-Based-Treatment of Adolescent Eating Disorders. Vicki also works with individuals and adults with eating disorders, as well as individuals, couples and families with other struggles. Vicki has worked at Frankston Hospital, The Oak House and Clock Medical Centre, and now runs her own private practice, 'Vicki’s Clinic' in Hawthorn East, Victoria.
Fiona Sutherland is an Accredited Practising Dietitian & Co-Director of Body Positive Australia, an organisation that provides individual, group-based and consultancy services for people of all shapes and sizes. Fiona is a specialist in Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder, facilitating the RIPE (Recovery Is Possible for Everyone) therapy group for 10 years. Fiona is currently a member of the Body Image and Disordered Eating Research Team at La Trobe University also is also a Sports Dietitian, managing Nutrition services for The Australian Ballet School and Racing Victoria's Jockey Apprenticeship Program.
Anjanette Casey is a senior dietitian with over 10 years of experience working with those who have eating disorders. She currently works at the Centre for Psychotherapy which is an outpatient service in Newcastle supporting adults in their recovery from eating disorders and borderline personality disorder. She has been involved in co-ordinating the development of an adolescent inpatient program based at the John Hunter Children’s Hospital, having been awarded an innovative support scholarship and is currently facilitating the development of an adult day program for the Hunter New England Region. Anjanette supervises a range of dietitians, is a guest lecturer at the University of Newcastle and is on the DAA Executive Eating Disorder Interest Group. She dovetails nutritional counselling within a range of models including CBT-e, ACT and Conversational Model. Anjanette received training of CBTe through the Centre for Clinical Intervention and alongside nutritional counselling, also provides the CBT-e model in its entirety. She loves eating food (and particularly the food that others make)!