Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinicians – what are they?

Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions that can have life-threatening consequences. They affect millions of people each year, and timely and appropriate treatment is critical for recovery. It is important for individuals seeking treatment to work with a credentialed eating disorder clinician.

That is why seeking professional assistance from a clinician is crucial. Credentialed Eating disorder clinicians, specifically social workers, provide guidance, support, and care to those struggling with an eating disorder. We use a holistic approach to address the underlying emotional, psychological, and social causes of the disorder.

Eating disorder clinicians play a pivotal role in helping their clients create healthy relationships with food, develop coping techniques, and create a healthy mindset.

Social workers are trained to effectively communicate with clients, evaluate their needs, and develop individualised care plans. They work with clients, families, and healthcare professionals to create a structured treatment plan and guide clients towards recovery.

Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician

Our social workers, Alice and Grace are ANZAED Eating Disorder Credentialed.

To be a credentialed clinician, we must meet the following criteria:

  • Eating disorder-specific training to understand the signs and impacts
  • Training in at least one evidence-based model of eating disorder treatment
  • At least two years’ experience in clinical mental health practice or dietetic practice
  • Receive clinical supervision for their eating disorder practice to support their ongoing professional development
  • Complete 15 hours of additional professional development in eating disorders per year

Credentialed Eating disorder clinicians (social workers) are invaluable members of the healthcare team in the treatment of eating disorders. They provide essential support and guidance to help clients develop a healthy relationship with food and overcome their illness.

If you are seeking support with your eating disorder or concerns around eating, please reach out.

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