Auckland - Monday, 10 August 2020

Please contact Faye Johnson to register your interest in this event

Email -  or call 027 607 3000

The full day training will equip participants to support change and promote recovery by improving knowledge and treatment skills of eating disorders across the developmental spectrum. It will focus on the various clinical presentations of disordered eating and eating disorders together with identification and assessment, and how to allow participants to competently provide appropriate initial response to those with eating disorders. An overview of referral pathways, current evidence-based treatment, and discussion of the role of primary care in the management of eating disorders will also be included.

Learning Outcomes

Increase your skills in working with this client group and their families.

This workshop will:

  • Build knowledge & understanding of the presentation of various eating disorders & their risk factors across development
  • Strengthen ability to identify common warning signs/symptoms of eating disorders
  • Strengthen ability to open initial discussion about eating habits & attitudes, and use standardised   screening tools
  • Build knowledge on appropriate management given scope of practice, and awareness of own limits- Build awareness of local referral pathways & treatment/support services

Who Should Attend

This workshop is for health/allied health professionals (doctors, psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists social workers, dietitians etc), as well as anyone working with youth or adults wanting to gain a more complete understanding of eating disorders. This includes teachers, counsellors/school counsellors, youth workers, case managers and community support workers.

The Effectively Supporting Those with Eating Disorders workshops are worth 20 points/5.25 hours CPD

The Effectively Supporting Those with Eating Disorders workshop is also part of the Grow Skills Toolbox professional development events.

About the Presenter

Dr Marion Roberts, PhD (KCL), MClinPsych, BSc (Hons), MNZCCP

Dr Marion Roberts is a Clinical Psychologist & academic who completed her doctoral training in eating disorders at the Maudsley Hospital, King’s College London. She is the Director and principal Clinical Psychologist at Nurture Psychology, a private practice in Auckland specialising in eating disorders. In her academic role, Dr Roberts is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland and honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago, where her research agenda focusses on neurocognition in eating disorders and the translation of evidence-based treatment to primary care. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Australian & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders as the New Zealand representative.

With 15 years experience in the field of eating disorders internationally as both an academic and a clinician, Dr Roberts is a firm believer in the dissemination of evidence-based knowledge & treatment amongst professionals, in order to support compassionate & competent care provision for individuals and families affected by eating disorders.

Date & Location:

NEW DATE - Monday, 10 August 2020

The Community of Saint Luke, Courtyard Room.
130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland
Free parking onsite

Workshops will run 9.00am - 3.30pm, with Registration and Welcome tea & coffee from 8.30am

Please contact us if you are interested in this workshop in another location –

Price & Registration

One Day Workshop
Earlybird Special - $250.00 + GST
Standard Price - $275.00 + GST

If you are sending 3 or more delegates, please email us for a discounted rate.

The Earlybird special finishes Friday, 31 July.

Registration process
Payment online is by VISA, Mastercard or American Express debit or credit card only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.
Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an automated confirmation email. If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Faye Johnson on 027 607 3000 or email:

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If you require an invoice (rather than paying by debit or credit card) there will be a $23.00 inc GST surcharge for this, and you will need to supply:

  1. The full name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.
  2. The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.
  3. Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

Please email  if you would like to reserve a place, as our workshops fill quickly.

What happens if you have to cancel?
We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $50.00 per attendee plus GST service charge.

If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. 

Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred. 

All cancellations must be received in writing (email). 

Delegates are responsible for their own travel/accommodation bookings and no compensation will be made should the event be rescheduled or cancelled.

Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.

For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

Further Details

Arrival tea & coffee, morning tea and lunch are included.

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options will be available. In an effort to keep the price as low as possible, other special dietary requirements are unable to be catered for, you are however welcome to bring your own snacks and lunch.

Post-Event Takeaway Reference Material

In line with our sustainability objectives, conference presentations will not be distributed in hard copy but will instead be available via a weblink to be advised via email either prior to or following the workshop.

Commitment to Access and Equity

We are committed to access and equity and endeavour to meet the needs of all delegates. Please contact our team at 06 878 3456 if you require special assistance. In order to assist us in understanding delegate needs, please advise your access requirements as early as possible. Request at late notice may not be able to be met.

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For further details, please contact:
Faye Johnson at or call 027 607 3000