Draft Mental Health and Dietetic Clinical Practice and Training Standards for the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions that have significant impacts on patients, families and communities. Effective treatment requires well-coordinated and skilled treatment teams involving mental health, dietetic and medical professionals. However, tertiary health education programs have historically provided limited training about eating disorders.
ANZAED’s Draft Mental Health and Dietetic Clinical Practice and Training Standards have been developed jointly by a Mental Health Clinician and Dietitian Working Group to outline the knowledge, skills and experience that mental health clinicians and dietitians require to competently manage and treat patients with an eating disorder. We also received extensive feedback from a large face-to-face consultation workshop with eating disorder treatment providers in August 2019. We have now listed the Draft Standards for public consultation below: