Thu, Sep 29|
Multiple locations - register to select
Lunch and Learns: A Brain Based Approach to Eating Disorders Treatment
Join Laura Hill, Ph.D. for a free Lunch and Learn on the neurobiology of eating disorders and Temperament Based Treatment with Supports (TBT-S), a new treatment that integrates genetic, neurobiological and temperament research into therapeutic tools to augment other ED treatments. 1 CEU/CME.
Time & Location
Sep 29, 2022, 2:00 PM – 2:05 PM
Multiple locations - register to select, Anchorage, Mat-Su, Juneau or Sitka in person and online
About the event
Join AKEDA and Laura Hill, Ph.D. for a free Lunch and Learn on the neurobiology of eating disorders and Temperament Based Treatment with Supports (TBT-S), a new treatment that integrates genetic, neurobiological and temperament research into therapeutic tools to augment other ED treatments. 1 CME/CEU pending. Noon to 1 p.m. in all locations.
Eating disorders is a serious, life-threatening condition that has one of the highest death rates of all mental illnesses. It occurs primarily in females, usually taking form during puberty and develops 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.
The Temperament Based Therapy with Support, TBT-S, approach provides clinicians, dietitians, and medical practitioners with a framework to apply their other treatments. It provides the biological bases of the illness that offer direction signs on what intervention to apply and when.
TBT-S is grounded and structured by five core principles that need to be included in treatment and support for eating disorders. They are derived from neurobiological research and are the following: 1. Eating disorders are brain and biologically based illnesses. 2. Treat to the trait or the temperament underpinnings. 3. Food is medicine. 4. Supports are a necessary part of the treatment process. 5. Action or movement is fundamental to change.
The presentation will explore why and how to include these principles in eating disorder responses community wide, in treatment and in families. Examples of TBT-S tools will be provided and discussants will be able to try on the tools in order to explore how, why and when to apply them.
Free event. If you wish to support AKEDA's professional trainings and support programs, donations to our 501c3 nonprofit are gratefully accepted: https://donorbox.org/provide-hope-and-help-by-supporting-akeda