Disordered Eating Behaviour Programs

The Resilience Centre provides outpatient therapy in a community setting for both individuals and families who are experiencing disordered eating behaviours. These may include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and other Eating Disorder Diagnoses.

Individual and group therapy is offered using evidenced based treatments. We work with clients of all ages including children, adolescents, families and adults.

The diagnoses that qualify for Medicare’s GP Eating Disorder Plan include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders. Our therapists also work with Pica, Rumination Disorder and Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder in conjunction with other specialists.

 

Which therapists offer treatment for disorderd eating behaviours?

The Resilience Centre has a number of therapists who have been trained in the effective treatment of eating disorders. All therapists regularly consult with senior supervisors to ensure the integrity of the therapy provided. In most cases, the therapist will work as part of an external multi-disciplinary team so that all professionals involved are working together in the best interests of the one client.

There are numerous psychological treatments allowed under both a standard Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) and Medicare’s Eating Disorders Plan (EDP) and each practitioner will vary slightly in their approach. The following therapists currently treat eating disordered behaviours:

Other therapists who are also trained in the effective treatment of eating disordered behaviours, may see clients subject to their current case loads:

 

Before the first session

While not essential, it will be more financially viable to obtain an EDP or standard MHCP from your GP. In most cases, it is essential for the psychologist to be working together with the GP (at a minimum) so a letter of referral is a good start.

At the first session

An assessment will be conducted enabling us to understand both your journey so far and your best hopes for he future. We will also discuss who your treating team will be as a multi-disciplinary team approach is essential when working in this area. Most teams will include:

  • Your GP
  • A dietician
  • A psychiatrist

How can I book in?

In order to book into The Resilience Centre Clinic please contact the office via email: confidential@theresiliencecentre.com.au or phone: 9869 0377 to secure an initial assessment appointment (please advise us that you want to book in to the Eating Disorders Clinic).

You will attend an initial assessment with a psychologist from the clinic, where you can discuss your individual needs and the eating disorders program. From there we can secure a therapist for the duration of the therapy.

 

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