About Meg

ABOUT MEG

Dr Meg Scanlan, Clinical Psychologist
BSc(Hons), DPsych, MAPS, FCCLP

Meg discovered a love of psychology by accident in 2002 when she added it to her first year load as a ‘filler’ subject.  She has a particular interest in the treatment of Eating Disorders that evolved over the course of her studies and is now the main focus of her work.  She is a believer in evidence-based treatments as well as ensuring that the individual needs of each client are considered.  Meg loves seeing her clients develop self-understanding and learn ways to foster a more compassionate, healthy relationship with their minds and bodies.

Meg has general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia, and has endorsement in the area of Clinical Psychology.  She has completed two years of supervision in Family Based Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa with a faculty member of the Training Institute of Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders (USA).  She is currently undertaking supervision in Schema Therapy with an Accredited Advanced Schema Therapist.

Therapeutic Modalities

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – Enhanced (for Eating Disorders; CBT-E)

Schema Therapy

Family Based Therapy for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa (FBT)

Specialist Supportive Clinical Management for Anorexia Nervosa (SSCM)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (CBT-AR)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Mindfulness

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

AHPRA Registered Psychologist with endorsement in Clinical Psychology

Registered Medicare Provider

Member of the Australian Psychological Society

Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists

Member of the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders (ANZAED)

Associate Member of the International Society of Schema Therapy 

Recent Professional Development Courses:

2019

  • Schema Therapy for Eating Disorders with Dr Susan Simpson
  • Eye Movement and Desensitisation Level 1 with Assoc Prof Chris Lee

2018

  • CBT-AR – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) with Dr Jennifer Thomas and Dr Kendra Becker (Sydney)
  • Specialist Supportive Clinical Management with Dr Jennifer Jordan and Dr Virginia McIntosh (Melbourne)
  • ANZAED Conference (Melbourne)
    • Workshop on strategies for managing slow progress, co-morbidities, and suicidality in Eating Disorder treatment with Dr Lucene Wisniewski
    • Workshop on integrating strategies for addressing shame into CBT-E

2017

  • ANZAED Autumn Workshop Series (Noosa)
    • CBT-E Masterclass with Anthea Fursland
  • Schema Therapy for Eating Disorders (Melbourne)
  • Navigating Tricky Situations – online course by eating disorders expert Carolyn Costin
  • ANZAED Conference (Sydney)
    • Workshop on compassion-focused interventions in Eating Disorders with Dr Josie Geller

2016

  • ANZAED Conference (Christchurch)
    • Creative meal solutions in family based therapy (workshop)
    • Medical management of complex eating disorers patients (workshop)
  • ANZAED Autumn Series Workshop (Canberra)
    • Cognitive Processing Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa Masterclass

2015

  • ANZAED Conference (Gold Coast)
  • Advanced Family Based Therapy for Adolescent Eating Disorders (Westmead Children’s Hospital)

2014

  • ANZAED winter conference on Eating Disorders (Hobart)
  • DSM-5 Course in Common Mental Disorders
  • Medicare Local sponsored talk on chronic pain management
  • ANZAED Conference (Fremantle)

2013

  • Family Based Approach to the Treatment of Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa, Brisbane.
  • ANZAED Conference, Melbourne.

2012

  • If Not Dieting, Then What? Two day workshop on the non-dieting approach for weight management with expert Dr Rick Kausman
  • Recipe for Recovering from an Eating Disorder – 8 Keys Young People and Eating Disorders (MHPN Meeting topic)
  • Living on the Edge: Working with Young People with Emerging Borderline Personality Disorder (MHPN Meeting topic with Kereth West)
  • Transforming Problem Sexualised Behaviour