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    March 13th, 2019 Special Conference

    Eating Disorders & Neuroplasticity Breakthroughs for Intensive Psychotherapists & Other Clinicians

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    Norman Doidge, MD;  Jeffrey DeSarbo, DO;  Don Hebert, ThD, LMFT;  Ed Hamlin, PhD

    New York University, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium, NYC, 8am-3pm.


    During the week of the Academy of Eating Disorder (AED) conference in New York City, Avalon Hills Treatment Center will be hosting a special conference on Eating Disorders & Neuroplasticity Breakthroughs for Intensive Psychotherapists and other Clinicians at the New York University campus in New York City. This conference, geared towards professionals in the mental heath fields, will bring three nationally know experts to the stage to offer fascinating insights the developing science of the neurobiology of mental health, especially as it relates to the understanding and treatment of eating disorders. This conference offers the perfect opportunity for psychiatrists, psychotherapists, mental health practitioners and students of the professions to learn about eating disorders from a perspective provided by the emerging research into brain functioning and neural plasticity. Dr. Ed Hamlin, Dr. Jeffrey DeSarbo and special guest speaker and author of multiple books, Dr. Norman Doidge are three excellent and interesting presenters that will capture your attention on these fascinating topics. CEU’s will be available. 


    Topics to be Discussed

    How the eating disorder brain function is studied and compared.

    Current brian-based research into anorexia and bulimia nervosa.

    Recent neuroscience research findings and discoveries with eating disorders.

    A review of scientific studies on the neurobiological aspects of eating disorders.

    The brain and body dysmorphia, perception and distress.

    Misconceptions explained by brain research.

    How to utilize neuroscience research in the psychotherapeutic setting.

    Understanding the importance of brain plasticity.

    Combining depth-psychology with insights in neuroplasticity.

    Understanding the relationship between the two brain hemispheres.

    How the brain can change and heal itself.

    Documenting brain changes before and after intensive psychotherapy.

    Case examples given to clarify research findings.

    Panel discussion.

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