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 or dietitian that has received the ANZAED Eating Disorder Credential. This means they have completed specific training in eating disorders and their professional development requirements are current.
To get the ANZAED Eating Disorder Credential, clinicians must meet the following criteria:
- Eating disorder-specific training to understand the signs and impacts
- Training in one evidence-based model of eating disorder treatment to have an understanding of how to treat eating disorders according to research, people with lived experience and clinical experts
- At least two years’ experience in clinical practice or dietetics
- Have clinical supervision for their eating disorder practice to support their ongoing development
- Sustain 15 hours of professional development in eating disorders each time they renew their Credential
All Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinicians have been through an application process, managed by ANZAED, which includes providing written evidence for the above criteria.
The purpose of this online platform is to help you find and connect with credentialed clinicians who have the appropriate knowledge and experience to treat eating disorders – that way you can get the help you need sooner.
To find a credentialed mental health professional or dietitian in your local area, visit our Find a Treatment Provider page. You can also check out their profile to learn more about the skills and expertise they have, to work out whether they might be the right fit for you.