Dr Mandy Goldstein (she/her), DPsych(Clin), MAPS, CEDC
Director and Clinical Psychologist
Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician
Mandy sees clients across the age range. She is currently unable to take on new clients.
everyBody Psychology & Wellbeing was founded by Clinical Psychologist and Director, Mandy Goldstein, to extend compassionate, experienced, and evidence informed treatment to those struggling with eating disorders and/or trauma, and their supports or carers.
Mandy is committed to providing current, effective treatment. Whether you have a diagnosable disorder requiring clinical treatment, wish to understand yourself and your patterns of behaviour better, or want to talk to someone about life's daily challenges, she and her team will be happy to explore your treatment needs and support your journey to wellness or personal growth.
Mandy has been in private practice since 2008, with her work focusing on the treatment of disorders related to eating, dieting and weight and shape concerns. She works with people with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and Avoidant and Restrictive Feeding and Eating Disorder; and those struggling with trauma, including post traumatic stress, complex trauma and attachment/relational difficulties. She works with adults, and sees adolescents and families within the context of an eating disorder. She provides after hours appointments, as well as longer term work if needed, and offers Medicare rebates to eligible clients. She also offers supervision to trainee and other psychologists.
Training and experience:
Mandy has 15 years of clinical experience. Prior to and during her work as a private practitioner, she has worked and trained in both public and private specialist eating disorder treatment settings including the Adolescent Service at Prince of Wales Hospital (and affiliated eating disorders unit at Sydney Children's Hospital) and the Peter Beumont Centre for Eating Disorders at both Wesley Private and The Hills Private Hospitals. She has been involved in inpatient, outpatient and day program treatment settings for patients with eating disorders, treating patients in both group and individual settings, and has spent a year at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead where she received training in Family-based Treatment (FBT or Maudsley) for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. Throughout her doctoral training, she facilitated group treatment, treating children who have suffered bullying, Vietnam Veterans with post traumatic stress disorder, as well as adults and adolescents with eating disorders.
Qualifications and Memberships:
Mandy completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, and her Honours Degree at the University of Wollongong in Australia. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Macquarie University, where she focussed her research and training on the treatment of eating disorders. She has undertaken research into both adolescent delinquency and eating disorders, and continues to remain involved in research. She has published work in international peer-reviewed journals.
All psychologists are legally required to be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. This is to ensure that they meet and continue to maintain specified standards of competence and ethical practice, developed to ensure the welfare of their clients through continued professional development. Mandy is endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist and is eligible to provide supervision to other psychologists. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), is a member of the NEDC Training Providers Reference Group, and currently holds the role of Secretary of the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED). Mandy is proudly an ANZAED Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician (CEDC).
Mandy continues to train in the fields of eating disorders and trauma to maintain current knowledge, and is proficient in the use of currently recommended evidence-based treatment approaches. She also provides workshops and presentations within the field of eating disorders. Since 2017 she has been presenting on the topic of Core Principles in the treatment of eating disorders with Mr Chris Thornton. In 2018 Mandy was an invited plenary speaker on the Trauma and Eating Disorders plenary for ANZAED's annual conference. In 2019 she and Chris leant their private practice experience to co-present on the Core Principles of Eating Disorders from both individual and family treatment perspectives for ANZAED. Mandy's recent training focus is on the co-occurrence of eating disorders and trauma.
Trompeter, N., Bussey, K., Forbes, M., Hay, P., Goldstein, M., Thornton, C., Basten, C., Heruc, G., Roberts, M., Byrne, S., Griffiths, S., Lonergan, A., and Mitchison, D. (2022). Emotion dysregulation and eating disorder symptoms: Examining distinct associations and interactions in adolescents. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, DOI: https://org/10.1007/s10802-022-00898-1.
Babbott, K.M., Mitchison, D., Basten, C., Thornton, C., Hay, P., Byrne, S., Goldstein, M., Heruc, G., van der Werf, B., Consedine, N., Roberts, M. (2021). Intuitive Eating Scale‑2: psychometric properties and clinical norms among individuals seeking treatment for an eating disorder in private practice. Eating and Weight Disorders, doi.org/10.1007/s40519-021-01326-x.
Hamilton, A., Mitchison, D., Basten, C., Byrne, S., Goldstein, M., Hay, P., Heruc, G., Thornton, C., & Touyz, S. (2021) . Understanding treatment delay: Perceived barriers preventing treatment-seeking for eating disorders. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 1-12.
McLean, S.A., Hurst, K., Smith, H., Shelton, B., Freeman, J., Goldstein, M., Jeffrey, S., & Heruc, G., (2020). Credentialing for eating disorder clinicians: A pathway for implementation of clinical practice standards. Journal of Eating Disorders, 8(62).
Trompeter, N., Bussey, K., Forbes, M.K., Mond, J., Hay, P., Basten, C., Goldstein, M., Thornton, Heruc, G., Byrne, S., Griffiths, S., Lonergan, A., Touyz, S., & Mitchison, D. (2020). Differences between Australian adolescents with eating disorder symptoms who are in treatment or not in treatment for an eating disorder. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 1-7.
Burton, A.L., Mitchison, D., Hay, P., Donnelly, B., Thornton, C., Russell, J., Swinbourne, J., Basten, C., Goldstein, M., Touyz, S., & Abbott, M.J. (2018). Beliefs about binge eating: Psychometric properties of the Eating Beliefs Questionnaire (EBQ-18) in eating disorder, obese and community samples. Nutrients, 10: 1306.
Goldstein, M. & Thornton, C.E. The use of manualised therapy in the treatment of adolescent anorexia nervosa: Can it be done effectively in private practice? Paper presented at the 2017 AACBT 38th National Conference, Sydney.
Thornton, C.E. & Goldstein, M. The how of manual use in private practice. The case of adolescent anorexia nervosa. Paper presented at the 2017 AACBT 38th National Conference, Sydney.
Thornton, C.E. & Goldstein, M. Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder: Core Principles. Paper presented at the 2017 At Home With Eating Disorders Conference, Sydney.
Goldstein, M. & Thornton, C.E. Core principles in the treatment of adolescent Anorexia Nervosa: FBT and beyond. Paper presented at the 2017 At Home With Eating Disorders Conference, Sydney.
Goldstein, M., Murray, S. B., Griffiths, S., Rayner, K., Podkowka, J., Bateman, J. E., Wallis, A. and Thornton, C. E. (2016). The effectiveness of family-based treatment for full and partial adolescent anorexia nervosa in an independent private practice setting: Clinical outcomes. Int. J. Eat. Disord.. doi: 10.1002/eat.22568.
Goldstein, M & Thornton, C.E. (2015). Disseminating FBT to a private practice setting: practicalities and pitfalls. Journal of Eating Disorders, 3(Suppl 1): 040.
Goldstein, M. & Thornton, C.E. Disseminating FBT to a private practice setting: Practicalities and pitfalls. Paper presented at the 2015 ANZAED Conference, Gold Coast.
Goldstein, M., Peters, L., Thornton, C.E., & Touyz, S.W. (2014). The treatment of perfectionism within the eating disorders: A pilot study. European Eating Disorders Review, 22, 217-221.
Goldstein, M., Murray, S., Rayner, K., Podkowka, J., Thornton, C., & Wallis, A. Disseminating Maudsley Family-Based Treatment for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa to Private Practice Settings: Can it be Done? Paper presented at the 2012 ANZAED Conference, Adelaide.
Goldstein, M., Madden, S., & Peters, L. (2013). The use of effective treatments : The case of an adolescent girl with anorexia nervosa in the context of a conversion disorder. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 18(2): 214-23.
Goldstein, M., Peters, L., Baillie, A., McVeagh, P., Minshall, G., & Fitzjames, D. (2011). The evaluation of a day program for the treatment of adolescent anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 44, 29-38.
Heaven, P.C.L. & Goldstein, M (2001). Parental influences and mental health among some Australian youth: Cross Cultural Analysis. Australian Journal of Psychology, 53, 170 – 175.
Goldstein, M & Heaven P.C.L. (2000). Perceptions of the family, delinquency and emotional adjustment among youth. Personality and Individual Differences, 29, 1169 – 1178.