Open Webinar: Mental Health Practice Standards

Open Webinar: Mental Health Practice Standards

About this event

 The Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) recently developed general principles and clinical practice standards recommended for mental health clinicians and dietitians providing treatment for people with eating disorders.

Separate mental health practice and training standards were then devised as a foundation for strengthening the workforce and providing guidance to professional training programs and service providers on the minimal standards required for practice in the eating disorder field.

This presentation will present the recommendations for mental health professionals providing eating disorder treatment and describe the following practice and training standards: eating disorder treatment foundations (including coordination of services, establishing a positive therapeutic alliance, professional responsibility and knowledge of levels of care), assessment, diagnosis, intervention (including evidence-based intervention, managing psychiatric risk and managing comorbid mental health problems), and monitoring and evaluation.

Dissemination of these standards to clinicians providing services to people with eating disorders is aimed at supporting adherence in the clinic room where they can translate to improved outcomes for clients.

Additional pathways to supporting adherence include expert supervision of practice, incorporation in training and supervised practice in university settings, and support with checklists that can be used by consumers and referring professionals.


  • Dr Kim Hurst, Senior Psychologist & Clinical Lead
  • Dr Andrew Wallis, Clinical Social Worker & Family Therapist

Chair: Dr Beth Shelton, NEDC National Director

Date and Time: Monday 1 February 2021 (1 hour duration), 1.15pm AEST

Contact Details


Dr Kim Hurst, Dr Andrew Wallis, Dr Beth Shelton

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