To gain the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) Eating Disorder Credential, clinicians are required to complete both introductory training and training in one evidence-based treatment model (mental health professionals) or in evidence-informed dietetic practice (dietitians), as well as having two years of general clinical practice experience. To support clinicians to meet the training and supervision criteria, the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) is providing Professional Development Packages that offer free training and/or supervision. These opportunities have been made available through funding from the Australian Government.
The Professional Development Packages are designed to support clinicians to meet the training and/or supervision requirements of the Credential and will be available from 24 November until 30 June 2023 or until the allocation is exhausted.
These opportunities will be provided across three clinician groups:
- Clinicians new to providing treatment for people living with an eating disorder.
- Clinicians with some experience in providing treatment for people living with an eating disorder.
- Clinicians with experience in providing treatment for people experiencing an eating disorder.
The training opportunities available via the Credential Professional Development Packages align with the Credential criteria. These include:
- Introduction to eating disorders for health professionals
- Evidence-based treatment model (mental health professionals only)
- Family Based Treatment (FBT)
- Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT-E)
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – Guided Self Help (CBT-GSH)
- Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM)
- Evidence-informed dietetic practice for eating disorders (dietitians only)
To be eligible for a Credential Professional Development Package, you will be a qualified professional who is eligible for the Credential. NEDC will accept applications from clinicians, organise training events, and connect clinicians with training and supervision according to their needs.
There are a limited number of Professional Development Packages available across the three clinician groups (as described above) and the first eligible applicants will be awarded the Professional Development Packages.
How do I apply for a Credential Professional Development package?
Applications can be made through the connect·ed website.
NEDC will assess applications and advise you on the outcome of your application within 4-6 weeks.
You can learn more about the Credential Professional Development Package pathways here.