The Werry Workforce Whāraurau
National Youth Training e-forum - Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders
took place on Tuesday 7 April
Scroll down the page for PowerPoint Presentations and video recordings of this training.
Werry Workforce Whāraurau hosted a National Youth Training e-forum via Zoom which focused on working with young people with disordered eating and eating disorders.
The presenters provided an overview of common eating difficulties with young people and introduce some key ways or approaches when working with young people and their family/whānau.
- Understanding disordered eating and eating disorders
Rachel Lawson, South Island Eating Disorders Service, Canterbury District Heath Board
Rachel Lawson is a Senior Clinical Psychologist currently employed as the Clinical Head of the South Island Eating Disorders Service. Rachel is in international specialist in the area of eating-disorder, frequently being approached to provide advice on prevention, assessment and intervention. Rachel’s presentation provides a contemporary overview of both disordered eating and eating disorders, with information on signs and intervention/treatment options.
- Thinking about eating - sorting out fact from fiction
Louise Bennett, South Island Eating Disorders Service (SIEDS)
Louise Bennett is a Clinical Dietitian with 8+ years of experience helping people of all ages with a range of nutrition needs. She is currently employed part-time at the South Island Eating Disorders Service and has previously worked in other mental health services. Louise is passionate about providing personalised, evidence-based nutrition care to help people improve their health and well-being.
- Working with family/whānau - Treatment options
Heidi Brace, South Island Eating Disorders Service (SIEDS)
Heidi Brace is a Social Worker with extensive experience in working with people experiencing eating disorder, with a particular focus on working with families. She is currently employed at the South Island Eating Disorders Service and has previously worked in other mental health services. Heidi’s presentation focuses on whānau involvement in treatment across diagnoses in addition to an overview of the delivery of Maudsley Family Therapy.
- Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI)
- Centre for Clinical Interventions: Eating Disorders Program (Australia)
- Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of eating disorders
There is no cost for attendance at this event.
For enquiries regarding this event please contact Nicki Drummond: