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Clinic for Eating Disorders

Treatment for Eating Disorders

The Resilience Centre provides specific outpatient treatment in a clinical setting for clients with the eating disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa as well as Binge Eating Disorder. This specialised intervention program uses the scientifically validated Family Based Therapy (Maudsley), to effectively treat adolescents with anorexia nervosa.

The Model

The Maudsley Model of family based treatment is an outpatient treatment that involves the whole family working together for 9-12 months to defeat the Anorexia the young person is experiencing. It is suitable for young people who have short course of illness (less than 3 years) and are under 19 years of age. The Maudsley model has 3 clearly defined phases.


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Phase 1: 10 weekly family therapy sessions, aimed at re feeding the client
Phase 2: 6 fortnightly family therapy sessions, aimed at helping the Adolescent to gain control
Phase 3: 4 monthly family therapy sessions,

Initial assessment:

In order to book into the clinic, you need to attend an initial assessment and then secure a therapist for the duration of the therapy. Initial assessments are conducted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. These initial assessments are in addition to the three phases of treatment. Prior to the initial assessment, you will need to have a medical assessment with your referring GP. 

The Resilience Centre has a number of therapists who have been trained in the effective treatment of eating disorders.

Therapists at the Resilience Centre Clinic:

Support services:

The Resilience Centre therapists regularly consult with senior supervisors to ensure the integrity of the therapy provided.


If you need to discuss your individual needs contact phone 02 9869 0377 and ask to talk to a therapist about the eating disorders program.

In order to book into The Resilience Centre Clinic please contact the office on

Email: confidential@theresiliencecentre.com.au
Or phone: 9869 0377 to secure an initial assessment appointment.
(note that you want to book to the eating disorders clinic)

Requirement for initial assessment:

Prior to coming for your initial assessment you will need to do the following.

If the Hospital inpatient unit refers you, you will also need to provide us with the additional:

  • Discharge summary

At the initial assessment, the therapy process will be explained to you and you will be required to sign a contract to begin therapy.


The costs of the treatment are claimable with Medicare under a mental health care plan or with selected private health providers.

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