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About the Webinar:
The conceptualization of eating disorders as being "brain-based" offers many benefits, not the least of which is dismantling the longstanding yet inappropriate tendency to blame parents for their children's eating disorders. Yet this same conceptualization can make it tricky to reconcile the significant evidence that body image concerns may serve as a non-specific risk factor for the development of some eating disorders. The aim of this talk is to provide loved ones with ideas and information to help them navigate the dialectic posed by this "brain-based" versus "body-image influenced" conundrum. 

The webinar will be recorded and available for download shortly after its conclusion.

Presenter Bio:
Carolyn Black Becker, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology and licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, PTSD, and anxiety-based disorders. She is board certified in behavioral and cognitive therapy. Dr. Becker has published numerous peer-reviewed papers, and co-authored Exposure for Eating Disorders published by Oxford University Press and Cognitive Behavior Therapy for PTSD: A Case Formulation Approach by Guilford Press. She also is considered a leader in the delivery of peer-led body image programs. More specifically, she and her Trinity undergraduate students pioneered the blended task-shifting/train-the-trainers approach to scaling the Body Project intervention that has been used by over 200 universities in North America, as well as numerous non-profit partner organizations around the globe including the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. Dr. Becker is a fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), and the Association for Psychological Science. She is past president of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology and the AED. She also currently sits on the Board of ABCT. Dr. Becker has received numerous awards including the Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness from the National Eating Disorders Association and the Academy for Eating Disorders Research-Practice Partnership Award. 


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January 18th, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Platform
United States