2021 Virtual ANZAED Autumn Workshop Series
The Virtual 2021 ANZAED Autumn Workshop Series was held on Thursday 18 March, Friday 19 March & Saturday 20 March.
With the pandemic having such a huge impact on the world we took a COVID cautious approach by offering the workshop series online.
Linsey Atkins & Michelle Roberton
AWS 2021, Co-chairs
Linsey Atkins, DPsych is an experienced Clinical Psychologist and Director of Hope Family Clinic, a Melbourne based centre that provides individual and family based treatment for adolescents and adults with eating disorders. Dr Atkins has been the Coordinator of the Eating Disorder Program at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, worked as the lead therapist on an RCT comparing PFT and FBT for AN, the Team Leader of the Butterfly Day Group Program for adolescents and adults as well as Coordinator of the outpatient eating disorders program at Monash Health.
Michelle Roberton APD is the Manager of the Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED) which collaborates with and supports the health system to provide quality community treatment for eating disorders through service development support, clinical case consultation and workforce development. Michelle is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with extensive clinical experience in the mental health sector including ten years as a senior clinician at CEED, working with people with eating disorders in a wide range of public and private sector settings, and treatment modalities.
AWS Committee Member
Claire Diffey is a credentialed mental health nurse (ACMHN) and Clinical Family Therapist (AAFT) with over 40 years of experience within the Victorian Mental Health service system. She is recognised for her expertise in the Child and Youth Mental Health and her work and research in Single Session Intervention (SSI) in CAMHS was able to inform practice change in CAMHS services in Victoria. Her expertise in Eating Disorders led to her position of Manager of the Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED) for 12 years where she led the development and expansion of the service until she retired in June 2019. Claire now works in her private practice to provide therapy to youth, individuals and families.
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