What are the benefits of the Online Consultation Program?
The program will provide vital supervision for clinicians/dietitians to foster reflective practice, increase confidence and competency, and implement evidence-based treatment to a range of clients with unique contexts and needs. As we adjust to working during that COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have had to change the way we see clients and how we meet our supervision needs. Some of the changes have been welcome, such as increased flexibility in providing/receiving online support; however we have also been challenged to consider how to continue to provide ongoing support to our clients via telehealth.

The online consultation program takes advantage of this increased flexibility in working to give you access to consultation with experienced consultants from around Australia, New Zealand and Internationally.

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Who are the consultants?
This is an incredible opportunity to learn from a highly reputable group of consultants who all have a minimum of 10 years of clinical experience working in the field of eating disorder and a minimum of 5 years conducting clinical supervision. The small group format provides additional opportunities to connect with and learn from peers across Australia and New Zealand working in the field.

Consultation Format:

  1. Consultations will occur in groups of up to 4.
    (Consultants will be in contact with you and begin consultations as soon as 4 consultees have signed up for consultations)
  2. Session will be either weekly or fortnightly and be typically of 1 hour duration.
  3. The format will vary depending on the consultant, and group member needs.
  4. A one-time $50 fee is required to register for the consultancy program.
  5. $70 (ANZAED members) or $95 (non-members) are payable to the consultant per session. Modules are arranged in 4 or 8 sessions blocks per term, with the option to continue for further blocks.

Please note that groups will be placed together based on participants having consistent needs and experience. If for some reason, the consultants you have applied for is not suitable, applicants will be offered to make an alternate selection.

List of Consultants

Modality: Child & Adolescent Therapy

Colleen Alford is a senior social worker based at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Eating Disorders Service. She has been working in the eating disorders field for 13 years. She has extensive experience with both inpatients and outpatients, primarily working in a family based therapy model. Throughout 2017 and 2018 she provided Family Based Treatment training and ongoing consultation to over 500 clinicians as part of the NSW Eating Disorders Workforce Development Plan. Colleen has been providing training and supervision in family therapy and family based treatment for over ten years. She has a special interest in AN and ASD, as well as eating disorders and trauma.

Consultation Modality: Consultation will be focused on working therapeutically with children, adolescents and families utilising evidence based, reflective practice.  My main modalities are Family Based Treatment and Systemic Family Therapy. Consultation will be based around case discussion and common themes that may emerge from these case discussions such as strengthening engagement and therapeutic alliance, managing complexity and conflict, utilising family strengths and expertise. The consultation group will be tailored to the group’s needs throughout the consultation process.

Availability: Preferred days are Monday and Wednesday in the evening, and Fridays during the day.

Fill this application form for Colleen:  Application Form

Watch this short Q&A session with social worker Colleen who talks about what to expect if you join her online consultation group:

Maria Ganci is an accredited Clinical Social Worker with a Masters in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and has over 30 years clinical experience working with children and adolescents. The past 16 years have been devoted to specialising in Adolescent Eating Disorders both in the public and private sector. Maria currently works at the Royal Children’s Hospital Specialist Eating Disorder Clinic and holds the “Parent Education and Training” portfolio. Maria is a Director of APT Therapeutic Solutions that provides treatment, resources, training, supervision and consultation on a national and international level in Adolescent and Parent Treatments for eating disorders. Maria is the author of the following which the specific focus on enhancing treatment for adolescents and families – “Survive FBT – Skills Training Manual for Parents Undertaking Family Based Treatment”; “Unpack Your Eating Disorder – The Journey to Recovery for Adolescents in Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa & Atypical anorexia Nervosa”; “Letting Go of Ed – Embracing Me – A Journal of Self-Discovery”; ED Recovery – Trait, Critic & Sage Therapy Cards.

Consultation Modality: FBT (Family Based Treatment), APT (Adolescent & Parent Treatment), AFT (Adolescent Focused Treatment), & PFT (Parent Focused Treatment).  All aspects of treatment are covered with a particular focus on developing and enhancing clinical micro skills within each modality; engaging and resourcing the adolescent; as well as building parental skills that empower them to renourish their adolescent and manage their child’s distress. Consultations are available to all levels of experience from beginners to experienced clinicians in group or service settings and will accommodate the needs of the group.

Availability: Preferred days are Wednesday’s and Fridays between 3pm – 5pm AEST. I am flexible to meet needs of supervisee if evening sessions are required and/or individual sessions

Fill this application form for Maria:  Application Form

Kellie Lavender works with anorexia, binge eating disorder, bulimia and everything in between, with both adolescents and adults. Over the past ten years, Kellie has specialised further in working with adolescents and young adults suffering from anorexia nervosa. She is currently the only clinician in New Zealand certified in providing and supervising Family Based Treatment (FBT) and is a faculty member of the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders (Stanford, USA). She is also formally trained in Adolescent Focussed Therapy (AFT), an evidence based individual approach for treatment of anorexia in adolescents. Kellie also has expertise in a number of other therapy modalities. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Enhanced (CBTE), Maudsley Anorexia Treatment for Adults (MANTRA), Supportive Specialist Clinical Management (SSCM) and Integrative Cognitive Affective Therapy (ICAT) for the treatment of adults with eating disorders.

Consultation Modality – FBT (Family Based Treatment); AFT (Adolescent Focused Therapy); The specific treatment used in the evidenced based treatment trial of 2010. Kellie will focus on ensuring treatment fidelity, and developing/ enhancing the micro skills within each model to maximise the treatments success. The group can include novice and experienced clinicians. Supervisees will take turns with presenting cases and is interactive with the rest of the group. Sessions can also include what adaptations may be needed if working via telehealth or in the private setting.

Availability: Thursday 1pm (NZ) (11am AEST) & Friday 11am (NZ) (9am AEST)

Fill this application form for Kellie: Application Form

Watch this short Q&A session with Kellie Lavender who talks about what to expect if you join her online consultation group:

Modality: Dietitians

Beverly S Price, RDN, MA, CEDRD-S, E-200 RYT, C-IAYT is a certified eating disorder registered dietitian and iaedp supervisor, experienced registered Yoga teacher and IAYT Certified Yoga therapist. She is an inspiring author and international presenter. She is the author of Reconnect with Food…Unplugged! DVD, Nutrition Secrets for Optimal Health along with numerous articles in peer-reviewed and trade publications, including Time Magazine’s Special Edition. She is a frequent presenter at iaedp (International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation) Symposiums and has presented at the Soviet-American Nutrition Conference and American College of Physicians.

Beverly is founder and former CEO of the Inner Door Center Eating Disorder and Substance Abuse Treatment Center, Royal Oak, Michigan launched in 2004 and acquired by a private company in 2016. Since leaving the Inner Door Center, she has remained active in the national and local eating disorder community through consulting, lecturing, board positions, supervising and mentoring.

Beverly is recognized for bringing mindfulness-based Yoga to the eating disorder treatment community along with Yoga therapy training programs in eating disorders for professionals. She is currently working for Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine, an outpatient behavioral medicine clinic in Michigan, where she continues to work with patients who struggle with eating disorders.

Consultation Modality: Medical Nutrition Therapy for Eating Disorders and Co-occurring disorders (substance abuse, anxiety, etc, additional medical issues); Integrative therapies; Consultee case presentations and consultant conceptualization of cases with consultee.

Availability: Preferred day is Friday from 9-11 am AEST

Fill this application form for Beverly: Application Form

Watch this short Q&A session with Registered Dietitian Beverly Price who talks about what to expect if you join her online consultation group:


Mandy Goldstein has been booked out. We will let you know when she is open to take bookings for her third group consultations.

Mandy Goldstein is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the treatment of eating disorders in the private practice context for more than 13 years. She has undertaken research on the dissemination of evidence based treatment to private practice, and is well placed to support those considering working in or transitioning to the private practice space. Mandy has also trained in day program and inpatient environments, and works with teens and adults across the spectrum of eating disorders.  She has provided supervision to those working in eating disorders since 2012 and runs workshops on the treatment of eating disorders. Mandy works with adults, teens and children with eating disorders, and uses a range of treatment models in her practice, most prominently Family-based treatment, and CBTe. She brings a range of experience across different treatment models, including a sound understanding of the core principles of working with eating disorders, as well as working with patients with trauma backgrounds.

Consultation Modality: Consultation groups will be via case presentation brought by consultees:

  1. For those working with adults sessions will draw primarily from CBTe
  2. For those working with teens, sessions will draw primarily from FBT, with some flexibility to include AFT & APT as needed.Sessions will be informed by an understanding of the core principles of eating disorders and their treatment, and will draw on other evidence based treatments including MANTRA, Interpersonal psychotherapy, and Adolescent Focused Therapy as needed. Sessions are intended to support both novice or more experienced clinicians wanting to enhance their skills and reflect on practice, and aim to support improved confidence and competence in working with this complex group of patients.
  3. New: Tele-medicine consultation: multimodalThese sessions are aimed at helping manage the adaptation of your usual practice to telemedicine in the face of the pandemic. Topics will be adapted to suite individual needs in the group, but may include adapting your usual mode of practice to telemedicine, assisting patients with the impact on their eating disorder of the pandemic and social isolation, and their response to online therapy. These sessions will be useful for clinicians treating adults and / or children, working in different therapeutic modalities with a focus core principles in the treatment of eating disorders.

Availability: Tuesdays 10am AEST & Fridays 12.30pm AEST, but there is some flexibility around times depending on need and session frequency.

Watch this short Q&A session with Mandy Goldstein who talks about what to expect if you join her online consultation group:

Anthea Fursland has been booked out. We will let you know when she is open to take bookings for her fourth group consultations.

Anthea Fursland has practiced as a clinical psychologist for 40 years, in the UK, US and Australia. Over the past 15 years she has consulted with clinicians all over Australia. Anthea uses various treatments in her practice, mostly CBT-E (trained by Fairburn), and also SSCM (trained by its creator, Gini McIntosh).

Consultation Modality: Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT-E) and Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM): I am flexible with timing and frequency of consultations. I believe that good, regular consultation improves clinician confidence and competence, thus resulting in better outcomes for our patients. I find that what works best is people presenting a case, which not only raises issues pertaining to that case, but is helpful to others in the group. Also useful is going over a particular strategy (e.g., the formulation in CBT-E), using discussion, illustration, examples and role play.

Availability: Flexible with any day and time

Terrill Bruere has been booked out. We will let you know when she is open to take bookings for her third group consultations.

Terrill is a dietitian with over 25 years experience working with people around their relationships with food, body and eating. Her work has included both public and private eating disorder services in Melbourne, across inpatient, day program and community treatments and with both adults and adolescents. Currently she is working in private practice and consultancy and in the provision of clinical supervision for dietitians, emphasising motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral skills enhancement and from a weight neutral framework.

Consultation Modality: Consultation will encompass all aspects of dietetic work across eating disorder diagnoses and settings for treatment. This can include how nutritional therapy fits with various evidence based modalities such as FBT and CBT-E, scope of practice, dietetic boundaries and self care. A reflective but structured approach will be used with 2 participants each time being asked to bring a case or situation for all to discuss. Terrill is trained in motivational interviewing for supervision and has been running group supervision for some years so is comfortable working in this setting and supports practice standards for supervision for dietitians that are available on the DAA website.

Availability: Preferred days are Thursdays

Watch this short Q&A session with dietitian Terrill Bruere APD who talks about what to expect if you join her online consultation group:

Andrew Wallis has been booked out. We will let you know when he is open to take bookings for his second group consultations.

Dr Andrew Wallis is a Clinical Social Worker and Family Therapist. He has been working with adolescents and their families for more than 25 years. In 2003 with colleagues at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead, he established the first Family-Based Treatment program in Australia, and Multiple Family therapy for Anorexia Nervosa in 2014. He has been providing training, consultation and supervision in Australia and New Zealand for more the last 15 years, helping to support public and private services to implement family therapy approaches to adolescent problems. Andrew has also been involved in family therapy research with more than 25 per reviewed papers and book chapters including his PhD research on the impact of Family Based Therapy on family relationships during treatment. He is currently Co-lead of the Eating Disorder Service at Sydney Children’s Hospital Network – a tertiary service in Sydney, Australia.

Consultation Modalities:

Consultation Modality: Clinical Supervision Skills for Mental Health Clinicians – This consultation group will support new and experienced supervisors with a reflective practice opportunity to discuss experiences, develop good structures and processes for supervises, as well as troubling shoot current issues they may be experiencing with an experienced supervisor.

Clinical Supervision for Mental Health Professionals – This consultation is suitable for beginning supervisors and experienced supervisors. Discussions will aim to enhance current practice and support reflection, development of good structures and problem solving of current dilemmas. The agenda will be flexible to the consultants needs.

Availability: Preferred day is Monday and is flexible with time.

Joan Thompson has been booked out. We will let you know when she is open to take bookings for her second group consultations.

Joan Thompson is an Australian psychoanalyst who is currently working in London at the Margaret Street Practice. She qualified as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist (adult) with the British Psychoanalytic Federation in 2009 and a psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytic Association in July 2011.

Consultation Modality: I am a psychoanalyist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, with a special interest and experience treating patients with bulimia and other eating disorders, and supervising clinicians treating patients with eating disorders. I am very keen to bring my psychoanalytic experience to bear upon treating eating disorders and supervise eating disorder clinicians working with different models to:

  • Explore their cases from a psychoanalytical & psychodynamic perspective.
  • Incorporate analytical ways of thinking into their practice.
  • Extend analytic ways of thinking and interpreting complex problems of eating disorders which may differ from the models and manuals they are used to.

Availability: Flexible with any day, prefers 3.30pm/4pm/5pm AEST

Annaleise Robertson has been booked out. We will let you know when she is open to take bookings for her third group consultations.

Dr Annaleise Robertson is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who specialises in systemic and psychodynamic frameworks for working with young people, their families, and the clinicians that support them. Annaleise typically provides family therapy for eating disorders, including FBT and Family Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa (FT-AN) as done by Ivan Eisler and the Maudsley team. This approach, combined with applying systemic or psychodynamic frameworks, are useful additions for therapists who are new to or familiar with FBT, or for complex cases which feel stuck due to other individual or systemic issues. Annaleise prioritises formulation driven therapy and strives to help clinicians develop treatment plans which balance best research evidence, therapist experience and patient preference. Annaleise has worked in a full-time clinical role at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead since 2012, with extensive experience in both inpatient, outpatient and group therapy. She currently lives in London, works at the Maudsley Centre for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders and is undertaking further specialist study at the Tavistock and Portman Institute. Annaleise has provided regular education, training, supervision and workshops in eating disorders since 2013, and has also developed a brief DBT-based family therapy adjunct.

Consultation Modality: 

  1. Family therapy for eating disorders (FT-AN) as a useful addition for clinicians new to or already using FBT. FT-AN is similar to manualised FBT, but allows for greater focus on engagement, flexibility and emphasis on working with the young person.
  2. Systemic and Psychodynamic frameworks to explore more complex case presentations, where clinicians may also choose to focus on one case exclusively for multiple sessions.

The specific needs of each group can be determined once we commence, but generally the best learning opportunities come from having one person present a case which we can then explore collaboratively by developing the formulation, tailoring evidence based treatment and applying systemic and/or psychodynamic frameworks. We can also make time for skills or education as requested. I have been described as having a thoughtful, respectful and approachable style.

Availability: Sessions will be offered Fortnightly on Thursday, 6-7pm (AEST)

Watch this short Q&A session with Dr Annaleise Robertson who talks about what to expect if you join her online consultation group:

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