Neuroregulation and Eating Disorders
July 15, 2017 9am - 5pm Staybridge Suites, SFO, 1350 Huntington Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066
$20 Workshop Fee
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6 CEs provided at no additional charge for Licensed Psychologists, LCSWs, MFTs, & Licensed Nurses
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Eating disorders are a pervasive problem and have been shown to have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric condition, yet maintaining positive treatment outcomes is often a challenge. The reasons for this are varied, including but not limited to, the ego syntonic nature of the illness, poor insurance coverage for effective treatment that follows best practice treatment guidelines, and poor recognition of early indications of the problem. Neuroscience, though, is beginning to shed some new light on the underlying brain mechanisms associated with eating disorders. In this workshop we will review the existing findings related to the neurobiology of eating disorders. We will also discuss how these findings can be applied to treatment in order to improve outcomes in this challenging population. Particular attention will be paid to recently developed quantitative EEG findings and their meaning for patients with eating disorders and how EEG biofeedback can be incorporated into treatment to help alter the underlying neurophysiology.
Coffee, bottled water & light refreshments provided in the morning & afternoon. Lunch on your own.
Presenter Bio: Dr. Ed Hamlin is a psychologist and the Clinical Director of the Institute for Applied Neuroscience in Asheville, North Carolina. He has taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at Duke University. He currently holds an adjunct faculty position as Professor at Western Carolina University and associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina Medical Center. In addition to his clinical work, he conducts research and presents workshops regarding applied neuroscience and brain/mind relationships. He serves as a consultant and supervisor for the clinical staff at a number of facilities throughout the world. He has practiced neurofeedback and applied psychophysiology since the mid-1980s and has taught and utilized these techniques in a variety of settings. He has a particular interest in neuroplasticity and the potential for changing maladaptive brain organization patterns. His research projects involve examining the impact of early abuse and neglect on the developing brain and how to correct maladaptive patterns as well as a major collaborative research study with Avalon Hills into dysfunctional brain patters in patients with eating disorders.
Important Continuing Education Information:
- American Psychological Association: Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for its programs and their content.
- California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs and MFTs for programs from CE approved sponsors of the American Psychological Association. LCSWs and MFTs from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.
- California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP10318) for licensed nurses in California through the cosponsorship of the Institute of Noetic Sciences
Credit hours: 6 CEs
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop attendees will be able to:
- List and discuss the three primary neuroimaging findings associated with eating disorders.
- Describe the role of the Default Mode initiating treatment changes.
- Define the difference between symptom management approaches and transformative models of treatment.
- Identify how EEG biofeedback may be productively used as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of eating disorders.