Management and Dietetic Treatment of Eating Disorders

Friday 18 October & Saturday 19 October,

at the Park Royal Hotel, DARLING HARBOUR, Sydney

This workshop will provide a guide to dietetic practice in eating disorder treatment to help dietitians improve their knowledge and understanding before providing dietetic services under the new eating disorder Medicare item numbers. The following topics will be covered:

The following topics will be covered:

  • ¨ Epidemiology, psychiatric diagnoses, screening and common presentations
  • ¨ The service spectrum: from outpatients to inpatient care.
  • ¨ Basics of medical management and the effects of eating disordered behaviours
  • ¨ An introduction to psychological treatment models for adults
  • ¨ Paediatric management of disordered eating and eating disorders
  • ¨ Eating disorder dietetic assessment and diagnosis
  • ¨ Core dietetic interventions, including food and nutrient delivery, nutrition education and nutrition counselling
  • ¨ Building the therapeutic relationship and setting up treatment
  • ¨ Clinician self-care, supervision, professional development and self-reflection including what is happening in treatment when things are not progressing
  • ¨ A brief overview of counselling skills and adapting dietetic skills for the eating disorder space


Dr Gabrielle Heruc, APD, Appetite for Change

Dr Susan Hart, APD, St Vincents Hospital

Anjanette Casey, APD, Centre for Psychotherapy, Newcastle

Claire Toohey, APD, Centre for Psychotherapy, Newcastle

Caitlin McMaster, APD, University of Sydney


Fees for 2 days: $645, $530 (ANZAED member rate)
Includes all handouts, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea.