Gabriella Heurc is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with Honours in Psychology, a Master of Nutrition & Dietetics and a PhD in Medicine. She has almost 25 years clinical experience in mental health with nearly 20 years focused on eating disorder treatment in public and private inpatient, day program and outpatient settings, and is the Director of the Sydney-based private practice, Appetite for Change in Sydney.
Gabbi has a passion for working with children and adolescents, and holds a Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics. In addition, she has had training in Motivational Interviewing, Maudsley Family-Based Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E) and Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (CBT-AR), SOS Approach to Fussy Eating, Adolescent and Parent Treatment (APT), Ellyn Satter Approach to feeding, Responsive Feeding and Sports Nutrition from the Australian Institute of Sport. Gabbi is also a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician, and Credentialing Director and Past President of the Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders. She also chaired the development of the ANZAED Clinical Practice & Training Standards for Eating Disorder Treatment.
Consultation Modality: Consultation will address dietetic management of young people with eating disorders, with a particular focus on anorexia nervosa, ARFID and supporting people with eating disorders who also have comorbidities. Each session will involve 2 participants bringing a case for
discussion, with discussions tailored to meet the needs of the group. Case discussions will allow for managing complexity, balancing child-parent work, adapting strategies to match the needs of the young person and family as well as working flexibly as a dietitian in an evidence-informed way within various treatment models. Support will also be provided around professional boundaries, responsibilities and self-care.