Chris Thornton is the Founder and Clinical Director of The Redleaf Practice. Chris has worked with individuals and families with eating disorders for nearly 30 years. He provides supervision and case consultation to all receiving treatment at the practice. Chris has dedicated his career to improving the eating disorder sector in Australia, with his continued efforts culminating in him being awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in the field of eating disorders by the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders in 2020.
Over the last 30 years Chris has consulted to inpatient, day patient and outpatient treatment services at major centres of eating disorders in both Australia and New Zealand. He continues to supervise programs and clinicians throughout Australia.
Chris is a past president of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders, sits on the Steering Committee of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration and is a member of both the Credentialing and Training Working groups for the National Eating Disorders Collaboration.
Chris has presented numerous workshops on the treatment of eating disorders, both nationally and internationally. He has presented workshops on Motivational Enhancement Therapy; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Day Program Treatment, Non-Negotiables in Eating Disorders Treatment, Mirror Exposure for Body Image Treatment, Treatment of Shame in Complex Eating Disorders, as well as on the strengths and limitations of evidence-based treatments.
Chris’ books are currently closed for new patients.
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