Management and Dietetic Treatment of Eating Disorders

Dates: Friday 18 October & Saturday 19 October
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm (on both the days)
Park Royal Hotel, Darling Harbour, Sydney

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

Please see FLYER here

This introductory 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:

  • 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


Anjanette Casey is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who works at the Centre for Psychotherapy, Newcastle, a publicly funded specialist outpatient service for those with eating disorders and borderline personality disorder. Anjanette has extensive experience working with adults who are in the process of recovering from an eating disorder, has helped co-ordinate the development of an inpatient and eating disorder day program and is currently the Convenor of the Dietitians Association of Australia Eating Disorder Special Interest Group. ​

Susan Hart is an Accredited Practising Dietitian working as the Eating Disorder Coordinator for St Vincent’s Health Network, Sydney.  She has an established work history in eating disorders working in the inpatient, outpatient and day patient setting, and across public and private hospitals.  She first worked in eating disorders at St Ann’s Hospital London (1997-1999), then Northside Clinic (2001 – 2008), and then as Manager of the Day Program at RPA (2008- 2017). Susan is committed to translating research into day-to-day practice; evaluating current treatments, and facilitating access to appropriate and evidence-based treatment options. 

Dr Gabriella Heruc is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, with a background in psychology. She has worked in mental health for almost 20 years and specialises in the nutritional management of eating disorders in private practice as well as at the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network Eating Disorders Intensive Program for Adolescents (EDIPA). She also has a passion for research and completed a PhD at The University of Adelaide, Discipline of Medicine 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.

Caitlin McMaster, APD, University of Sydney, is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and researcher who has worked in child and adolescent and adult eating disorder services at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. She is a co-author of the REAL Food Guide, a tailored nutrition intervention tool for patients with an eating disorder which has been utilised by clinicians in a clinical and training capacity around the world. Caitlin is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Sydney examining the effectiveness of using the REAL Food Guide in a clinical setting, with the aim of contributing to the current evidence base underpinning outpatient dietetic treatment for patients with an eating disorder.

Claire Toohey works as a specialist outpatient eating disorder dietitian with many years of clinical experience at the Centre for Psychotherapy and Eating Disorders Day Program, Newcastle, NSW.  Claire works as part of a multidisciplinary team, providing a range of eating disorders interventions, including meal support therapy, individual nutrition counselling, consultation and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for eating disorders (CBT-e). Claire is actively involved in the Dietitians Association of Australia Eating Disorder Special Interest Leadership Group and is passionate about supporting the training and development of Dietitians within the field of eating disorders.


If you wish to use public transport, Sydney Trains offers train services every 5-10 minutes to Town Hall Station.

Parkroyal Hotel, Darling Harbour (the workshop venue) is 350m or approximately an 5 minutes walk from Town Hall station. See a map here.

Timetable and fare information can be accessed by visiting the Sydney Trains website.


Cinema Centre Car Park
521 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Special Rates                                                                                                            
Early Bird 
Monday to Friday – $16

Entry 5am – 10am | Exit 2pm – 8pm
*Upon entry, validate your ticket on L7A,and Park at L7 or above. Vehicles parked below level 7 will be charged $55.

Saturday – Flat Rate $13
Entry 5am –  3pm
Exit before 5am next day

Please see further details here and the map to the Parkroyal Hotel is available here.

Venue Map