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 adjusted to working during the 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. It also improves access to consultation for professionals located in rural and regional areas.

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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.

  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 the group)
  2. Sessions are typically one hour in duration, running weekly or fortnightly.
  3. The meetings will be held in blocks of 4 or 8 sessions, with the option to renew for further blocks.
  4. The format will vary depending on the consultant, and group member needs.
  5. The cost is A$70 plus GST (ANZAED members) or A$95 plus GST (non-members) per session. Modules are arranged in 4 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.


Kellie Lavender specialises in working with adolescents and young adults. She became a certified FBT therapist in 2013 and an Institute Faculty member/supervisor in 2018 and trainer (2020) . She has presented widely on FBT at local and international conferences and has published a paper on rebooting FBT following perceived failed attempts. Kellie provides supervision to clinicians both in the public and private setting as well as specialist FBT training and consultation to treatment teams across New Zealand and internationally. Her modality of choice and expertise is FBT but also provides training and supervision for Adolescent Focused Therapy (AFT) a manualized, empirically evaluated individual treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa. Kellie has a keen interest in neuroscience and integrates this into all the modalities she supervises. 

Consultation Modality: FBT & AFT.

Availability: 12.00pm AEDT | Tuesdays


Lisa Dawson is a Senior Clinical Psychologist, family therapist, and researcher who has been working with young people with eating disorders and their families for over a decade. She is currently the Team Leader of the Eating Disorder Intensive Program for Adolescents at Sydney Children’s Hospital a specialist tertiary, state-wide eating disorder service created to provide treatment to young people who have not responded to standard treatment. In 2014, along with colleagues, she designed an intensive eating disorder Day Program, the only family – focused program of its kind in Australia and has been instrumental in the introduction of Multi-Family Therapy for eating disorders in Australia. Lisa’s clinical work has focused on responding to complexity in families experiencing anorexia nervosa and considering how to respond when families experience ‘stuckness’ in treatment. Lisa is trained as an Open Dialogue trainer and her supervision and clinical work emphasizes the values of dialogical practice where openness, social inclusion, and genuine user and family involvement in decision-making processes is emphasized. Lisa’s research has focused on family-based approaches for eating disorders, Open Dialogue, and recovery from anorexia nervosa. She has provided supervision and training for clinicians in family therapy, MFT, and Open Dialogue, as well teaching and training for students from the University of Sydney, UNSW and UTS, where she is an Adjunct Associate Professor.

Consultation Modality: 


Catherine Houlihan is an experienced eating disorders clinician, trainer, and supervisor. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford where she received high quality CBT-E and GSH training from Professor Fairburn’s team. She has
since worked in specialist eating disorders services as a clinician and researcher, including working as the Clinical Director for Australia’s first residential eating disorder service (“Wandi Nerida”) in QLD. Catherine now works as a senior lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast and is passionate about training the next generation of eating disorders therapists to deliver safe and high-quality care.

Consultation Modality: 

Availability: Mondays and Thursdays.

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.

Availability: TBC

Shilpa Madiwale is a Clinical Psychologist, Director of The Mind Body Practice, and current FBT & CBTe Case Based Learning Supervisor for InsideOut Institute. She has more than 10 years of experience working with families and individuals across the age range, specifically with eating disorders. She has been supervising clinicians delivering eating disorders treatments in NSW Health for the past three years whilst also supervising clinicians in a private practice setting. Shilpa has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders for children and adolescents using Family Based Therapy (FBT) model at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead. She further developed skills in SSCM and CBT-E in her role as the Eating Disorder Coordinator for the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District. In her research she examined motivation to recover in adults diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa. Shilpa enjoys teaching and supervision, and is excited to support clinicians to further improve access to effective, evidence-based treatments for people with eating disorders in Australia.

Consultation Modality: Family Based Therapy (FBT) for Eating Disorders (Child & AdolescentTherapy) This consultation group is a welcoming space designed for clinicians interested in family-based therapy for eating disorders. The focus of the consultations will be determined by the group and can include sharing best practices, discussing cases, and use of reflective practice. Clinicians with a wide range of experience are welcome.

Availability: Mondays 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm AEDT

Tania Withington is a social worker and family therapist with 30years experience in mental health working across the lifespan. Tania has been working in the eating disorder field for more than 20 years. Tania is the Program Manager of the Children’s Health Queensland, Child and Youth Mental Health Service, Eating Disorder Program, an Adjunct Fellow of the University of Queensland Child Health Research Centre, and in Private Practice. With colleagues from the Children’s Health Queensland, Tania established the first child and youth state-wide Eating Disorder Program in Queensland providing Family Based Treatment, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy enhanced for Adolescents, Attachment Based Family Therapy, Multiple Family Therapy, Emotion Focused Skills Therapy and a day program. Tania has been involved in social work and eating disorder research for over 15 years with peer reviewed publications and conference presentations. Tania has co-written FBT training with the Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders (USA) for the Australian context, is an FBT credentialed supervisor and is a regional faculty member of the Institute.

Consultation Modality: Consultations will focus on clinicians building skills and confidence in the implementation of Family Based Treatment (FBT). There is scope for reflecting upon the challenges of implementing FBT in different environments, with complex cohorts, and with a range of eating disorder presentations for those more experienced in the model. Consultations will draw upon case based discussion; cases brought to consultation with participants. Consultations will also draw upon Attachment Based Family Therapy, Multiple Family Therapy and Emotion Focused Skills Therapy. Tania is known for her reflective inclusive style with a focus on group process and effective implementation of evidenced based models in clinical settings.

Availability: TBA


Renata Wosik is an experienced Psychologist who has over 15 years clinical experience working in complex clinical presentations. She has worked in Government sectors, NGO’s and Private Practice, and developed an interest in eating disorders in 2006 when she trained in FBT whilst working within NSW Health. Renata specialises in FBT for working with young people with eating disorders, and sees young people in the context of their family. She has strived to create flexibility into the FBT model to allow for more complex family presentations, and has worked hard to adapt protocols with success in challenging client groups. Renata currently works in her own private practice in the South West of Sydney, and this has now grown to 2 clinics and growing still. Renata is a reflective clinician who enjoys spending time in supervision allowing clinicians to develop curiosity within their practice, and is passionate about working within the Maudsley Framework.

Consultation Modality: FBT Maudsley family therapy for eating disorders (child and adolescent cases)

Group session requirements will be discussed within each group, and each group will be tailored to suit the needs of the individual group. Usually case consultations are a good opportunity to allow the group to learn and provide valuable insight into someones work. Collaboration, insight and reflective practice are all vital to the development of good supervision groups, and look forward to working with clinicians to better their understanding and challenge thought in this area.

Availability: 11.00am AEDT Mondays | 1.00pm AEDT Thursdays

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: 7.00pm AEDT | Mondays & Tuesdays

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.

Mandy Goldstein is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the treatment of eating disorders in the private practice context for more than 15 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: Mandy provides consultation across the age span and across a range of evidence based modalities, informed by an understanding of the core principles of eating disorders and their treatment, and a commitment to reflective practice in supervision. For those working with adults, consultation will draw primarily on CBTe principles; for those working with children or teens, sessions will draw primarily on FBT principles. There will be flexibility to explore other evidence based approaches including MANTRA, Interpersonal psychotherapy, Structured Supportive Clinical Management, Adolescent Parent Therapy, and Adolescent Focused Therapy as needed. Mandy has a particular interest in working with clients with eating disorders and trauma and brings keen understanding of formulation and treatment of these more complex presentations to her consultations. 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 clients. Mandy is also able to provide consultation for those new to treating eating disorders in private practice settings, or considering how best to adapt evidence based modalities for online use. Mandy is an ANZAED Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician and able to provide consultation to those wanting to apply for or maintain their credential.

Katryna Henry is a Senior Social Worker at Central Coast Area Health Service with the Eating Disorders Outpatient Service. Katryna has worked in the public sector for over 25 years and in the private sector over the last 7 years as a Mental Health Social Worker and Clinical Supervisor.

Katryna has over 15 years’ experience specialising in the field of Eating Disorders with extensive experience in the assessment and provision of evidence-based practice of Family Based Treatment (FBT) in the outpatient setting, and in particular with complex presentations.

Throughout 2017-2018 Katryna was FBT Champion for the district and was involved in facilitating support, consultation and training for clinicians as part of the NSW Eating Disorder Workforce Plan.

Katryna has since continued to provide consultation and supervision to staff within the public and private setting and is currently involved in the provision of  supervision as part of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) credentialing packages.

Consultation Modality: Consultations will focus on clinicians building skills and confidence in the delivery of the evidence based practice of Family Based Therapy. The groups can discuss individual cases or general themes that are identified and discussed in a reflective framework. Consultations will draw primarily from FBT principles but may draw on Systemic Family Therapy, Adolescent Focused Therapy (AFT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Enhanced for Adolescents (CBT-E for adolescents). Group consultations can focus on the complexities of families and empowering parents in supporting their young person in recovery and managing levels of distress. Groups will accommodate the needs of each group participant. Welcome any level of experience from beginners to more experienced clinicians.

Availability: Mondays at 12pm – 1pm or Fridays at 1pm – 2pm AEST.

Colleen will be available to provide Online Consultations post May 2023.

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.

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

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/teams 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 spent the past two years (2019-2021) living in London to undertake further study in these approaches at the Tavistock and Portman Institute and to work at the Maudsley Centre for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders. Annaleise has provided regular training, consultation, supervision and workshops in eating disorders since 2013, including for the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC), The University of Sydney 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 (child and adolescent cases)
  2. Systemic and psychodynamic frameworks to explore current cases which can apply to other modalities (e.g. FBT, CBT-E etc.). This framework encourages reflection on personal and systemic influences relating to the clinical material, as well as focusing on the therapeutic or working alliance.

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 and applying systemic and/or psychodynamic frameworks as part of evidence informed treatment. The aim is to be open to new ways of thinking about cases using a variation of the ‘weaving thoughts’ method. We can also make time for skills or education as requested. I have been described as having a thoughtful, respectful and approachable style.

Availability: Day/time: Mondays. Consultation frequency is flexible although I generally find regular supervision works best on a fortnightly or monthly basis. 

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

Helen Rydge is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked with clients with eating disorders for 20 years across a range of public and private settings. She has provided supervision to those working in eating disorders since 2010 and runs workshops on the treatment of eating disorders. Helen formerly worked as the Clinical Lead at InsideOut Institute, where she oversaw the re-development of the Essentials online introductory training for eating disorders. She has conducted research into the treatment of eating disorders and is particularly interested in the role of motivational interviewing techniques.

Helen works with adults and teens with eating disorders, and uses a range of evidenced based treatment models, most prominently Family-based treatment, and CBTe. Her treatment usually involves adjunctive motivational approaches. She also brings a range of experience across additional treatment models, including SSCM and MANTRA, and has a thorough understanding of the core principles and issues related to working with clients with eating disorders and co-morbid concerns.

Helen is also well placed to help clinicians manage eating disorders within the private practice setting with knowledge of issues such as building a treatment team, team communication and ethical and boundary concerns.

Consultation Modality: Consultation groups will generally be based on case presentation brought by consultees. This will then lead to other issues that will be helpful generally to others in the group. We may cover strategies using discussion, education, and practice. Helen is also happy to share resources she has developed over the years.

Availability: Wednesday morning or afternoon, or Thursday lunchtime at 12pm or 1pm.

Dr Amy Talbot is the director, founder and senior clinical psychologist at The Talbot Centre, a centre of excellence and innovation that houses Australia’s largest private multidisciplinary outpatient feeding clinic. In 2018 she was awarded Australian Psychologist of the Year at the inaugural Australian Allied Health Awards. With over 10 years research and clinical experience, she has published multiple articles, and delivered keynotes, workshops, and training focused on feeding disorders across the lifespan. Amy is trained in a range of modalities appropriate to working with feeding disorders, including cross-disciplinary approaches and has been providing supervision and case consultation in this area for over 5 years.

Consultation Modality: ARFID. Consultations will focus on increasing participants confidence and skills for working with individuals across the lifespan presenting with ARFID and other feeding challenges. Consultees will be exposed to a range of emerging treatment approaches for working with these populations and will be supported to utilise a formulation driven approach to determining how best to support those in their care. Participants will be supported to consider how to best establish appropriate team care arrangements given the multifactorial nature of ARFID presentations and will engage in case discussion and reflective practice. Ideally consultation groups will be comprised of practitioners from varying disciplines to assist in enhancing the capacity to apply multiple lenses to understanding individual cases. Groups may be age specific (i.e., child and family; older adolescent and adult) or mixed depending on participant interest.

Michelle Roberton is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and  has over 30 years experience as a dietitian working in mental health and eating disorders. She has worked in a wide variety of care setting including eating disorder specific services and private practice.

Michelle is currently the Manager of the Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders which she has been associated with for the last 14 years as a senior clinician providing clinical consultation, professional development and service development support for Victorian health professionals working with people experiencing eating disorders.

Consultation Modality: Dietetic. Consultation will focus on the role of the dietitian working with people experiencing eating disorders, in particular in community settings. This includes care team planning and functioning; professional responsibilities, boundaries and self-care needs.

Dietetic consultation and care to complement and support evidence-based mental health interventions (eg FBT or CBT-E). Consultation will take a case based approach, for each session 2 participants will be requested/nominated to present a case or situation for the group to discuss and reflect on.

Michelle has extensive experience in provision of single practitioner and group case consultation for all professions involved in eating disorders care and management.

Dr Andrew Wallis is a Clinical Social Worker and Systemic Family Therapist. He has been working with adolescents and their families for more than 30 years. In 2003 with colleagues at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead, he established the first Family-Based Treatment program in Australia, Multiple Family therapy for Anorexia Nervosa in 2014 and established the first Australian tertiary day program for adolescents in 2013. He has been providing training, consultation and supervision in Australia and New Zealand since 2007, 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. Andrew has authored a number of books with colleagues – A Practical Guide to Family Therapy published in 2011 and Multiple Family Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa and Help Your Child Start to Recover from Anorexia Nervosa in 2021. He is currently Sydney Children’s Hospital Network Eating Disorder Service Lead at – a tertiary service in Sydney, Australia.

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.

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Consultants regularly review their availability to meet demands.

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