The Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders (ANZAED) and the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) are partnering to establish a credentialing system for eating disorder treatment professionals in Australia.
ANZAED AND NEDC CREDENTIALING PROJECT
By recommendation of the MBS Working Group on Eating Disorders and with the financial support of the Australian Government, the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) and the National Eating Disorder Collaboration (NEDC) have partnered to develop a credentialing system for mental health and dietetic eating disorder treatment providers.
What is the ANZAED Eating Disorder Credential?
The ANZAED Eating Disorder Credential is formal recognition of qualifications, knowledge, training, and professional development activities needed to meet minimum standards for the delivery of safe and effective eating disorders treatment. The criteria for the Credential are built on the NEDC Workforce Core Competencies and the ANZAED Clinical Practice & Training Standards.
Why have an Eating Disorder Credential?
- To help people experiencing eating disorders to identify and access the right treatment at the right time, increasing the chance of timely intervention and positive treatment outcome.
- To support referrers to easily locate a mental health professional and/or dietitian to provide treatment for people experiencing an eating disorder.
- To enhance the effectiveness and consistency of treatment for eating disorders in Australia.
- To build the eating disorders workforce and promote workforce development and training.
- To enable clinicians to achieve recognition for their skills and experience.
Contact Us: To get in touch with the credentialing team please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Limited Evidence Sunset Clause
We recognise that professionals currently practising may not have undertaken training in the mode prescribed or may not have records of having done so. Applicants who apply before 30 June 2022 will be able to provide written evidence of their knowledge, skill development and experience across the training criteria.
Professional Development Packages
We recognise that some professionals may only meet part of the criteria or are just starting out their practice in eating disorders. NEDC will provide free training and supervision pathways with training providers and supervisors to support professionals in meeting the criteria and becoming credentialed.
- National Eating Disorders Collaboration. Workforce core competencies for the safe and effective identification of and response to eating disorders (2018). https://www.nedc.com.au/assets/Uploads/WORKFORCE-CORE-COMPETENCIES-for-the-safe-and-effective-identification-of-and-response-to-eating-disorders.pdf
- Heruc, G., Hurst, K., Casey, A. et al. ANZAED eating disorder treatment principles and general clinical practice and training standards. J Eat Disord 8, 63 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40337-020-00341-0
- Heruc G. et al. ANZAED practice and training standards for dietitians providing eating disorder treatment. J Eat Disord 8, 77 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40337-020-00334-z
- Hurst, K., Heruc, G., Thornton, C. et al. ANZAED practice and training standards for mental health professionals providing eating disorder treatment. J Eat Disord 8, 58 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40337-020-00333-0
* FBT: Family Based Treatment; CBT-E: Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy; CBT-GSH: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – Guided Self Help; SSCM: Specialist Supportive Clinical Management; MANTRA: Maudsley model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults; AFT: Adolescent-focused therapy; APT: Adolescent Parent Treatment: Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders; DBT-ED: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Eating Disorders; CBT-AN: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa; CBT-BN: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa, and CBT-BED: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder.