Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for Mental Health Professionals

Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for Mental Health Professionals is comprehensive foundational eating disorder training developed specifically for mental health professionals. 

The training will equip mental health professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to identify when a person is experiencing an eating disorder, complete a comprehensive eating disorder assessment, refer to appropriate services in the stepped system of care, and understand the components of eating disorder treatment and recovery.

This five-hour, self-paced and interactive online training includes practical real-life scenarios and activities, videos from leaders in the field and people with a lived experience of an eating disorder, up to date resources and a formal assessment.

While the training has been developed for mental health professionals, it is also applicable to other medical and health professionals. The training includes comprehensive foundational information on eating disorders and will support clinicians to effectively identify and respond to eating disorders. It also covers the importance of and roles within the multidisciplinary care team, the stepped system of care for eating disorders, eating disorder treatment, and providing ongoing recovery support. Other medical and health professionals can adapt and apply learnings from the training to their context.

The Modules

Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for Mental Health Professionals includes five modules which align with the NEDC Workforce Core Competencies and National Framework for Eating Disorders Training, the ANZAED clinical practice and training standards, and the stepped system of care for eating disorders.

The five modules include:

Module 1: Key Features for Early Identification covers the clinical features, prevalence and impact, risk factors and warning signs of eating disorders.

Module 2: Initial Response explores engaging with a person experiencing an eating disorder, screening and screening tools, completing a comprehensive eating disorder assessment, and making a provisional eating disorder diagnosis.

Module 3: Shared Care covers referring to appropriate services in the stepped system of care for eating disorders, understanding and working in the multidisciplinary care team, and engaging families and supports.

Module 4: Treatment provides an understanding of mental health treatment, medical care, nutrition support and stepping up care.

Module 5: Recovery Support explores supporting a person experiencing an eating disorder across the course of illness including relapse prevention and response, long term eating disorders and navigating the end of treatment.

 

Credentialing

Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for Mental Health Professionals has been approved by NEDC as meeting the requirement for the ANZAED Eating Disorder Credential for an Introduction to Eating Disorders for Health Professionals training. While Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for Mental Health Professionals may be applicable for other medical and health professionals, the training is only approved as introductory training under the Credential for mental health professionals.

 

Continuing Professional Development

Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for Mental Health Professionals is accredited, endorsed or approved by the following professional bodies:

  • Accredited by Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Approved by Australian Counselling Association (ACA)
  • Endorsed by Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi)
  • Endorsed by Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN)
  • Endorsed by Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)

Accessing the Training

Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for Mental Health Professionals is available free of charge to all NEDC members.

How to access the training:

1. Log in or become a member of NEDC (membership with NEDC is free)

2. Once you are logged in, go to your personal dashboard on the NEDC website

3. On your personal dashboard, click 'Start Course' or 'Continue Course' to access the training

4. You will be directed to NEDC's learning management system, where you will have access to Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for Mental Health Professionals

 

For an optimal learning experience, we recommend accessing the training from a desktop or laptop computer and using the browser Google Chrome.

 

Please share this training with health professionals or people with an interest in eating disorders.

 

 

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