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Presentation at 2020 iaedp™ Symposium Shows How Understanding Neurobiology of Eating Disorders Leads to More Treatment Success


PEKIN, Ill., Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Recent advances in the study of neurobiology has revolutionized the understanding of how and why individuals develop eating disorders, what factors influence the type of eating disorder and what influences their likelihood of responding to various treatment approaches. In the presentation, "Bringing the Brain to the Table: How Understanding the Neurobiology of ED Can Lead to More Successful Therapeutic Meals," a key feature at the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp™) 2020 Symposium, attendees will learn about the latest neurobiology research on eating disorders and how to apply the most effective approaches when treating those with eating disorders.

This presentation, as well as nearly 70 other workshops and events, will be showcased at the iaedp™ 35th annual conference in Orlando at the Omni at ChampionsGate, March 26-29.

The presenters, Hilmar Wagner MPH, RDN, LN and Krista Crotty LMFT, PsyD, will combine research of brain alterations and eating disorder behaviors in feeding behavior in anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and show how it presents at the table in feeding practices. They will review risk factors that predispose some people to eating disorders, precipitating factors which can trigger risk factors and maintenance factors that take over.

According to Wagner, recognizing that as the brain shifts and changes during the course of illness, it changes responses to food and therefore impacts treatment as it impacts eating behaviors that require direct intervention during treatment, such as the therapeutic meal.

Wagner is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) and Licensed Dietitian in the states of Minnesota and Washington. He has worked in the field of eating disorders for the past 12 years, and he currently serves as the Training Coordinator for Nutrition Services and Clinical Education Specialist for the Emily Program. In this role, he initiates and coordinates training of new and existing dietetic staff, dietetic interns and continuing education for nutrition services for all Emily Program locations. Wagner has presented on a wide range of nutrition topics at local, regional and national conferences.

Dr. Crotty is the National Director of Temperament Based Treatment (TBT) and Clinical Education Specialist. In her role as clinician, Dr. Crotty draws from a variety of methods including narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy and often incorporates the use of the creative process in conjunction with the therapeutic process. She earned her Masters of Science from Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in family and pediatrics from Azusa Pacific University and trained at Harbor UCLA medical center and Loma Linda Children's Hospital.

About the iaedp™ Foundation: Since 1985, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals has provided education and training standards to an international and multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers and helping professions. is an iaedp™ business journal and online member resource to learn about noteworthy member achievements, continuing education webinars and U.S. and international chapter activity and events; for more information, visit MemberSHARE.

The Presidents Council provides iaedp™ support and includes: Center for Change; Center for Hope of the Sierras; Center for Discovery; Eating Recovery Center; Willow Place; Laureate Eating Disorders Program; McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers; The Meadows Ranch; Rogers Behavioral Health; Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders; Selah House; The Renfrew Center; Timberline Knolls; Veritas Collaborative; Alsana Eating Disorder Treatment & Recovery Centers; Silver Hill Hospital and Walden Behavioral Care.

The 2020 iaedp™ Symposium is proud to announce Bronze Sponsors: ViaMar Health, Eating Disorder Recovery Specialists, Simple Practice, Transcend ED, Fairwinds Treatment Center and Monecatini.


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