Concurrent Session: An Overview Of Eating Disorders For Parents And Care Givers Of Neurodivergent Individuals - Understanding Risk Factors And Indicators, Prevention, Seeking Help And Common Treatment Approaches.
Dr Sarah Egan is co partner and trainer at Eating Disorders Training Australia (EDTA), the owner of Breeze Psychology and a board approved clinical supervisor. She is a senior clinical psychologist trained in working within a developmental framework across the lifespan and has extensive experience working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Early Psychosis and the Butterfly Day Eating Disorder Day Program in Melbourne. Sarah has 10+ years experience in private practice, much of which has focused on the intensive treatment of young people through to adults and their families with a range of eating disorders including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, OSFED, ARFID, and sub-clinical disordered eating/body image concerns. She has also developed and implemented a treatment program based on size inclusive/intuitive eating principals, HAES(R), and improvement of body image. She has had extensive experience in training clinicians to work with individuals with eating disorders and intersectionality, and is an experienced clinical supervisor providing individual and group supervision across Australia and New Zealand as part of the National Eating Disorder Collaboration Professional Development packages and EDTA, assisting clinicians to build confidence and competence in working with teenage and adult clients with eating disorders. Sarah is also part of the Eating Disorders in Sport working party for the AFL, working on prevention, early identification and treatment processes for relevant parties.