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 who 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 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
All Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinicians have been through an application process, managed by ANZAED, which includes providing evidence of meeting 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 their skills and expertise, to work out whether they might be the right fit for you.
If you find a clinician and you start seeing them for treatment, you do not have to stay with them if they do not meet your needs. You can always change treatment providers if your needs are not being met, or the fit is not right. When you call to make an appointment you can ask questions to help you determine if they are the right fit for you and your needs.