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Thu, Sep 29|
Multiple locations - register to select
Free Supports/Caregiver Training
Are you a parent, adult sibling, spouse, roommate, or friend supporting an individual with an eating disorder? Join Dr. Laura Hill in this free training and learn practical ways that you can support your loved one's recovery using the latest genetic and neurobiological research.
Time & Location
Sep 29, 2022, 2:00 PM – 2:05 PM
Multiple locations - register to select, Anchorage or Juneau in person and online
About the event
This free training is designed to help those supporting a loved one of any age with an eating disorder of any type, whether your loved one is experiencing anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder.
Eating disorders is a serious, life-threatening condition that has one of the highest death rates of all mental illnesses. It usually taking form during puberty and can develop acute and chronic impairment over one’s lifetime. The illness places a considerable strain on families, friends, and work settings. Repeated studies show that those vulnerable to eating disorders have genetic predisposed temperament profiles establishing vulnerability for brain circuits to shift and misfire beginning at puberty and continuing through adulthood.
Join Laura Hill, Ph.D., who has developed a novel approach to eating disorder treatment, Temperament Based Therapy with Supports (TBT-S), in association with colleagues at the UC San Diego. TBT-S integrates genetic, neurobiological and temperament research into therapeutic tools to augment other ED treatments. Supports are seen as an important -- even necessary -- part of the treatment process. Examples of TBT-S tools will be provided and Supports will explore how, why and when to apply the tools to help their loved ones.
In-person and on-line
Sept. 19 BP Energy Center in Anchorage and online 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Sept 22 Juneau Public Library and online 1:30-4:30
Free event. If you wish to support AKEDA's trainings and support programs, donations to our 501c3 nonprofit are gratefully accepted. https://donorbox.org/provide-hope-and-help-by-supporting-akeda