National Youth Training Day - Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders


Werry Workforce Whāraurau invites you to attend our National Youth Training Day - Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders



Werry Workforce Whāraurau is offering a National Youth Training Day in Christchurch which will focus on working with young people with disordered eating and eating disorders.

This day will overview common eating difficulties with young people and introduce some key ways or approaches when working with young people and their family/whānau. 


Rachel Lawson is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Head of the South Island Eating Disorders Service for the Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch, New Zealand. She was made a Fellow of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP) in 2017 in recognition of her work in the field of eating disorders.
Ms Lawson has extensive experience in the treatment of eating disorders in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
She supervises, consults and trains local and national audiences, and presents at both national and international conferences. Furthermore, she has an interest in workforce development, for which she has held both national and Australasian-wide project roles.
Ms Lawson is also the co-author of two books – Beating Your Eating Disorder: A Cognitive-Behavioral Self-Help Guide for Adult Sufferers and their Carers, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders: A Comprehensive Treatment Guide. She has also written journal articles on eating disorders.
Ms Lawson has served as a member of the executive board of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders (ANZAED) for four years, and chaired the ANZAED annual conference in 2016.
Additional presenters are four senior and experienced clinicians from the South Island Eating Disorders Service (SIEDS). SIEDS is one of four speciality services in New Zealand providing assessment and treatment of eating disorders across both in and outpatient settings.   Clinicians from SIEDs regularly provide supervision, training and consultation about eating disorders around the South Island.

There is no cost for attendance at this event. 

Please register as early as possible as these events are popular and require accurate numbers for catering and other resources. 

For enquiries regardng this event please contact Nicki Drummond:

[email protected]

Tuesday 7 April 2020
Venue information will be sent to attendees once registration closes.
Phone number: 
09 923 8560
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