What is a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician?

Finding and connecting with a health professional who is experienced in eating disorders can be challenging, potentially impacting on the recovery journeys of people living with an eating disorder.


A Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician is a mental health professional, dietitian or GP with the qualifications, experience and training to provide safe and effective eating disorder care.  

All Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinicians have been through an application process, managed by ANZAED, which includes providing evidence of meeting the Credential’s specific criteria. 

The purpose of this website is to help you find and connect with Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinicians – so you can get the help you need sooner. 

To find a credentialed mental health professional, dietitian or GP in your local area, visit our Find Eating Disorder Help page. You can also check out their profile to learn more about their skills and expertise. 

When you make an appointment, it’s okay to ask questions to check if they are the right fit for you and your needs. And remember, if you start seeing a clinician and feel they are not right for you, you can always change care providers. 

Why have a credentialing system? 

The ANZAED Eating Disorder Credential aims to help people experiencing eating disorders to find the right treatment at the right time, increasing the chance of early intervention and positive treatment outcomes. It also aims to enhance the effectiveness and consistency of eating disorder treatment in Australia. By providing a clear professional development pathway, the Credential guides clinicians, helping to build a stronger eating disorder workforce.   



A note on treatment:

Mental health professionals and dietitians are credentialed to provide eating disorder treatment. 

While GPs have a crucial role in the medical management of eating disorders, the criteria of the Credential for GPs primarily recognises training in screening, assessment and diagnosis of eating disorders, and referring patients to appropriate services for treatment.  

Many credentialed GPs will also have additional skills and experience in providing medical management and ongoing care. Ongoing medical monitoring is essential for all individuals experiencing an eating disorder, preferably with the same health professional each visit.