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Laura Hill: 'Internal and Interpersonal Disconnections: Exploring How Anxiety and Eating Disorder Brain Responses Inform Treatment'

When circuits between brain areas fail to respond accurately for persons who experience anxiety and eating disorders, sensations fail. Altered neural signals e.g., hunger or fullness, guide thoughts and impact responses such as binge eating, restriction and purging to establish a sense of calm and lower anxiety. Decision making suffers from erroneous brain signals.

Thanks to advances in technology, and the development of an emerging treatment approach, Temperament Based Therapy with Supports (TBT-S), clinicians can better understand underlying brain responses in a way that can be translated into clinical practice.

If the practitioner, educator, family member and client better understand neurobiological contributions to eating disorders and anxiety, specific treatment approaches, support and client responses become clearer.

This half day training will introduce participants to why and how eating disorders and anxiety are expressed in the brain and identify intervention tools that reshape symptoms and shift behavioral responses from destructive to productive expressions.

Parking: Validated parking available in Saunders Research Building Visitor Parking Lot, Cost: Free

Sponsored by the Western NY Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders, a partnership between the University Of Rochester School Of Nursing and Golisano Children’s Hospital, funded by the NY State Department of Health; in affiliation with The Healing Connection, Inc.

Friday, January 31 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Class of '62 Auditorium
601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642

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