About the Workshop

Do you feel challenged or have questions about the management of your clients presenting with eating disorders or disordered eating? You are not alone! Recently Shane has fielded lots of questions about the management of eating disorders in private practice (well, there is always a steady stream of questions to be honest), with these questions mostly coming up in professional supervision session or from dietitians seeking advice.

With just 1-2 hours of training provided for dietitians on eating disorders across the majority of university curriculums, it is not surprising that eating disorders (which affect approximately 4% of the Australian population) present a variety of challenges for the dietitian in private practice.

This workshop is aimed at introductory to intermediate dietitians wishing to build their knowledge, skills, and confidence in the field, and has been developed to explore the space beyond assessment and treatment, and answer many of the common questions dietitians ask across the eating disorder diagnoses. The session will finish with a series of open discussion case studies to help consolidate learnings from the workshop.

What you will learn


The role of the dietitian

Understanding the role of the dietitian across various treatment approaches and models


Multidisciplinary teams

The importance of the multi-disciplinary team, onward referral, and team communication


Setting up individualised dietetic treatment

Considerations for setting up dietetic treatment and how to individualise the treatment framework


Incorporating non-diet, weight neutral approaches

How to incorporate the non-diet, weight neutral approach into treatment



Clinical application of presented concepts through case studies


Following registration, you will be asked to complete a survey to further highlight key topics and questions relevant to you in the eating disorder space. These responses will be compiled and used to further develop the content of the workshop so to meet the needs of the audience.

Registration for the Behaviour Change for Dietitians Workshop (Friday 13th July - $95 Early Bird) is highly recommended but not essential. This workshop will provide insight into some behavior change models commonly used in the eating disorder field.

Workshop Details


Urban Room
Quest Kelvin Grove Apartment Hotel
41 Ramsgate St, Kelvin Grove, Qld


Date and TimeS

Saturday, 14th July 2018

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Arrivals and introductions
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM: Workshop
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Networking drinks at Normanby Hotel


Early Bird Bonus: All early bird registrations will be entered into a draw to win one of two prizes.
Prize one: Mentoring lunch with Shane (value $250)
Prize two: Attend and observe one of Shane’s clinics for 4 hours (value $150)


Early Bird*


Until 17 Jun 2018



Until 17 Jun 2018
(for participants in Beyond University only)




Closes 8 Jul 2018


Feedback from Past Participants

Thank you so much for providing your time and expertise to us all at the workshop. Your passion really shines through and I am so grateful I took this opportunity!! I am excited for the future and feel much more confident working with my patients who have an eating disorder.
Attending Shane’s workshop made me think about the world of dietetics in ways which I had not thought of before.
I left the workshop feeling inspired and more determined than ever to make my dream of becoming a dietitian working with patients struggling with eating disorder come true!
Shane is a fantastic facilitator and dietitian, Thank you so much Shane.


About Shane

Shane Jeffrey APD ASD
BSc., Grad Dip Nut and Diet
Dietitian – Eating Disorders, Weight Management (non diet and weight neutral approach), Sports

Graduating from QUT in 1993, Shane brings a wealth of clinical experience spanning more than 20 years as a dietitian working across the private and public sectors.

Specialising in the fields of eating disorders and weight management (using the non diet and weight neutral approach) for much of his career, Shane is a recognized leader both nationally and internationally. With a strong person centred approach to his work and a passion for empowering people to help themselves, Shane is a big believer that as dietitians, we need to move beyond the what and the why, and focus more on the how as we support the process of change for the people we work with.

Shane’s passion in this area sees him lecturing to dietetic students across a range of subjects, including behaviour change and motivational interviewing and continuing to develop his own counselling skills.

About River Oak Health and Food Mind Body

Shane is currently the director River Oak Health and co-director of Food Mind Body. His private practices specialise in the treatment of eating disorders, weight management, sports nutrition, and other eating, weight and body image concerns, adopting a non diet and weight neutral approach. Providing services across South East Queensland in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba, the practices offer individual and family consultation, group therapy, professional supervision/mentoring and various training events.