ANZAED 2023 Workshop, Sydney: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders – An Evidence-Based Approach to Treatment

CBT-E is a transdiagnostic approach to treating eating disorders, considered to be a gold standard, front line treatment for adults. It is a manualised and structured intervention that is simultaneously highly personalized and targets the factors that maintain a person’s eating disorder. The efficacy of CBT-E is supported by the fact that It is one of the modal training recognised by the Australian Eating Disorder Credentialing program and also one of the therapies that can be delivered for Medicare subsidized treatment under the Eating Disorder Treatment Plan.

The training will provide a comprehensive introduction to the model including detail on implementing each of the four stages of CBT-E and the application of these to the full range of eating disorders seen in clinical practice. This training can be used toward your ED Credential (approval of training is currently pending)

Thursday 18 May & Friday 19 May 2023
9.30am – 5.00pm (on both days)

Registration Fee – $660 Members; $745 Non-Members
(for 2 days including refreshments and lunch)

Venue: Urban Garden Room, Northside Conference Centre
Oxley St, St Leonards NSW 2065

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Aims of this workshop:

  • Ability to deliver an evidence-based treatment for EDs- i.e., CBT-E
  • Increase knowledge of the clinical features of EDs, assessment, diagnosis and formulation
  • Ability to engage the person with an ED and family in a non- judgemental manner and to motivate engagement with relevant health services and treatments
  • Ability to support the person and their family to facilitate recovery
  • Ability to contribute to a multidisciplinary assessment, care planning and treatment within scope of usual professional role

Prerequisite for the workshop: a basic understanding of Eating Disorders and CBT.

Speaker: Sarah McMahon is a psychologist who has worked in the field of eating disorders for almost 20 years. She is passionate about best practice, evidence-based care for people impacted by eating disorders. She is also passionate about supporting early career health professionals in acquiring the skills, knowledge and experience required to work competently with this population. Sarah works from a health centered framework. She co-founded BodyMatters Australia, an eating disorder treatment service, over 10 years ago and spends a significant amount of her time providing supervision to members of the BodyMatters team and other professionals who have a special interest in eating disorders. You can read more about Sarah here.

Location & Parking

Northside Conference Centre is ideally located in the heart of Crows Nest, Cnr Oxley St & Pole Ln Crows Nest NSW 2065, the café and restaurant centre of the North Shore. We are a convenient 5-minute walk from St Leonards train station and across the street from a multi-storey car park. On the corner of Oxley St and Pole Lane in Crows Nest is where the GPS will take you, then proceed 30m up Pole Lane to our main entry via the sandstone steps.

On-street Parking

On-street parking near the Centre is generally metered parking (2P or less) with strictly enforced regulations. If an area is marked as ‘No Parking’ or ‘Private Parking’ we request that all attending a function here, respect the rights of others and honour the parking restrictions.


The Hume Street Car Park is located directly across from the Northside Conference Centre. There are three additional parking stations run by North Sydney Council, all in close proximity to Northside which are: Holtermann Street, Nicholson Street and Alexander Street. Early bird rates apply at these stations so don’t forget to validate your ticket at the parking station on arrival. See the North Sydney Council website for rates.

Public Transport

There are several bus routes from the city and further North or West that stop in Crows Nest and/or St Leonards.
St Leonards also boasts a well appointed train station on the Northern Line. Northside is then only a 5-minute walk from both centres.