ANZAED Workshop: Management & Psychological Treatment of Eating Disorders in Adults

This three day workshop is focussed on adults with severe and complex eating disorders, including their emotional, cognitive, behavioural features and medical and psychiatric dangers. It includes key elements from the ANZAED practice standards for the psychological treatment of severe and complex eating disorders. The workshop is designed to prepare a clinician to accept referrals under the new Medicare item numbers for eating disorders.

We are at maximum capacity for this workshop. We will be organising this workshop again, dates are yet to be finalised, please fill in the expression of interest form available below so we can notify you.

Thursday 17 October, Friday 18 October & Saturday 19 October 2019
9.00am – 5.00pm (on all days)

Registration Fee – $720 Members; $880 Non-Members
(for 3 days including refreshments and lunch)
Venue: Parkroyal Darling Harbour Hotel
150 Day St, Sydney NSW 2000
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Speaker: Chris Thornton (B.Sc. Hons; M.Psychol)
Chris Thornton is a clinical psychologist, teacher and researcher who specialises in the eating disorders. He has established a number of highly effective day programs, has consulted to several eating disorder units throughout NSW and has published numerous chapters and research articles in this field. Chris now works primarily in his private practice seeing clients, teaching and conducting supervision.

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Speaker: Chris Basten (B.A. Hons; M.Psychol; Ph.D.)
Chris Basten is a clinical psychologist who has previously worked in and managed a hospital eating disorders service. He has undertaken research in the field of eating disorders and has been active in training GPs and psychologists in the area for many years. Chris now works in private practice seeing clients and conducting supervision, and also consults to health services.

Workshop Overview:

This three-day workshop is aimed at health professionals who have completed their clinical degree and who are interested in providing treatment for adults with eating disorders. The workshop is designed to give those clinicians the core skills to assess and plan treatment, establish a safe therapeutic framework to manage risks and comorbidities, and then conduct effective treatments. The focus is on adults with severe and complex eating disorders, especially anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. The workshop commences with crucial information about the emotional, cognitive and behavioural features of the eating disorders and moves to cover the medical and psychiatric dangers associated with this condition. The training curriculum includes key elements from the ANZAED Practice Standards for the treatment of severe and complex eating disorders that are in development. The comprehensive three-day workshop is designed to prepare a clinician to be ready to accept referrals under the new Medicare item numbers for eating disorders.

Participants will learn how to conduct a thorough assessment and establish a safe therapeutic modality to deal with the medical and other dangers that are associated with eating disorders. Whilst CBT-E constitutes many of the core treatment skills at the centre of the workshop, additional clinical skills which are also core principles of a good eating disorders treatment will be taught over the three days. These will be drawn from a range of evidenced based treatments such as SSCM, MANTRA and Focal Psychodynamic Therapy.  This will include managing the therapeutic relationship, knowing how to identify level of readiness for change of each client, having capacity to respond to any stage of readiness for change and increase motivation. The workshop includes lecture-style content, group discussions, role-play exercises and video and in vivo demonstrations. Extensive handouts will be provided on assessment, formulations, management approaches, treatment techniques and new Medicare Guidelines.

Who is this workshop for: This workshop is suitable for psychologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals accredited to provide treatment under the Better Access for Mental Health scheme.

Please see the FLYER here.

Consultation will be offered as an option after the workshop with one of the presenter. Please fill in your expression of interest in your registration form.


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

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