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ANZAED ONLINE CONSULTATION

ANZAED’s new group online consultation / supervision program provides accessible and affordable clinical consultation by a qualified and experienced eating disorder professional. It is provided in a group format in specific psychological and dietetic treatment modalities and aimed primarily at clinicians working with eating disorder patients who have completed some post-graduate training in the modality.

FORMAT 

  1. Consultations will occur in groups of up to 4.
  2. Session will be either weekly or fortnightly and be typically of 1 hour duration.
  3. A one-time $50 fee is required to register for the consultancy program.
  4. $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.

We have provided a list of consultants below who have been shortlisted. They all have a minimum of 10 years of clinical experience working in the field of eating disorder; A minimum of 5 years conducting clinical supervision; Demonstrated clinical experience in the modality they wish to consult & Demonstrated experience in providing supervision in the modality.

For any further information please contact us at jessica.ryan@anzaed.org,au

STANDARDS

  1. ANZAED, the consultant and consultees will sign an agreement outlining the conditions of the consultation service
  2. A secure, reliable and confidential platform for online consultation shall be arranged by the consultant. The confidentiality of clinical material shall be ensured by the consultant and consultee. Any materials discussed or transmitted electronically shall be de-identified
  3. Appropriate standards of clinical care and advice are the responsibilities of the participants and subject to guidelines and rules of AHPRA and relevant professional bodies.
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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

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.

Fill the below application form for Colleen:

APPLICATION FORM

Consultation Modality: Group based consultation in treating child and adolescent eating disorders. My main modalities are Family Based Treatment and Systemic Family Therapy. My consultation style is to be clinician led, supportive, and thoughtful.


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


Colleen is based in NSW, Australia.

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.

Fill the below application form for Terrill:

APPLICATION FORM

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: Can begin consultations in July and on Thursdays and Fridays.


Terrill is based in Victoria, Australia.

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).

Fill the below application form for Anthea:

APPLICATION FORM

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: Can begin consultations in May and is flexible with any day and time.


Anthea is based in WA, Australia.

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.

Fill the below application form for Maria:

APPLICATION FORM

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: Can begin consultations in May. Preferred days are Wed, Thur & Friday and is flexible with time.


Maria is based in Victoria, Australia.

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.

Fill the below application form for Mandy:

APPLICATION FORM

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

  1. For those working with adults sessions will draw primarily from CBT
  2. For those working with teens, sessions will draw primarily from CBTe and FBT depending on consultant need.

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: multimodal

These 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: Can begin consultations in May. Is available on Tuesdays 11am & Fridays 12.30pm, but there is some flexibility around times depending on need and session frequency.


Mandy is based in NSW, Australia.

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.

Fill the below application form for Kellie:

APPLICATION FORM

Consultation Modality – FBT & AFT: The nature of the supervision time will be finalised with the group once formed. However, one template could be that supervisees complete a supervision summary form prior to the session. Supervisees will take turns with presenting cases. Supervision is interactive.


Availability: Can begin consultation in May. Is available only on a Friday for FBT or AFT, time flexible between 11 and 1pm NZ time.


Kelly is based in Auckland, New Zealand.

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.

Fill the below application form for Beverly:

APPLICATION FORM

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: Can begin consultations in May. Is available on all Fridays from 9:00 – 11 am (AU time)


Beverly is based in Michigan, USA.

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.

Fill the below application form for Annaleise:

APPLICATION FORM

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: Can begin consultations immediately  – weekdays preferred.


Consultation frequency is flexible although I generally find regular supervision works best. Days and times also flexible but will need to mindful of Annaleise being in a London time zone for now.

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.

Fill the below application form for Andrew:

APPLICATION FORM

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: Can begin consultations in May. Preferred day is Monday and is flexible with time.


Andrew is based in NSW, Australia.