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Brain Chemistry and Body Image: More Tools of the Trade

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Webinar from the 2009 International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Symposium.

Self-perception, body image and self-esteem are central issues in eating disorders. Brain chemistry is an important factor in self-perception. Neurotransmitters can affect self-perception. Brain chemistry imbalances can affect self-image, and disordered thinking can affect brain chemistry. Identification and correction of brain chemistry imbalances are integral to developing effective treatment plans. This session will explore brain chemistry and its affect on body image and the effects of eating disorders on brain chemistry. The session will also feature an in-depth look at ways to identify and overcome brain chemistry imbalances in individuals with eating disorders to help improve self-perception and body image.

Content Outline:
1) Brain chemistry’s role in self-perception and body image
2) Neurotransmitters involved with self-perception and body image a) Dopamine b) Serotonin c) Others
3) Disordered thinking and its effect on brain chemistry
4) Identification brain chemistry imbalances a) Symptoms of brain chemistry imbalances b) Methods to assess for brain chemistry imbalances
5) Methods to correct imbalances in brain chemistry a) Diet b) Activity c) Lifestyle

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This course is based on the , Brain Chemistry and Body Image: More Tools of the Trade created by Joel C. Robertson, Pharm., D

Course Material Author

Joel C. Robertson, Pharm., D

Dr. Joel Robertson is Founder and CEO of Robertson Technologies and Robertson Wellness. He is a leader in brain chemistry and human behavior, an internationally recognized clinician, best-selling author, lecturer, and consultant. In the past 25 years, over 14,000 individuals have been assessed and treated using his proprietary, scientifically-based tools. His online Brain Chemistry programs have been specifically developed to help individuals overcome the personal inhibitors that compromise overall health, wellness, and performance. He has been a featured speaker at numerous professional conferences. His clients include General Motors, Fuji Photo Films, Dow Corning Corporation, and the US Department of Defense.

Course Creator

Max Schwanekamp

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, therapists, and counselors who seek to update their research knowledge and competency in treating patients with eating disorders, increase and acquire new skills, learn new intervention strategies, and obtain continuing education credits. It is appropriate for professionals at all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Following this presentation, participants will be able to identify more than one method to assess for imbalances and assist individuals in overcoming neurotransmitter imbalances that affect self-perception and body image.

  2. Following this presentation, participants will be able to discuss how out of balance neurotransmitter levels can negatively affect self-perception and body image.

  3. Following this presentation, participants will be able to discuss how disordered thinking can impact neurotransmitter levels.

Brain Chemistry and Body Image - More Tools of the Trade

*Note:*This link directs you to the IAEDP website where you can purchase the Webinar format or the Audio format of this presentation.

Brain Chemistry and Body Image - More Tools of the Trade

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Course Number 101716
2 credit hours
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