of Eating Disorders


Neurobiology of Eating Disorders

Neurobiological research in the last 10-12 years has revolutionized our understanding of eating disorders.  Understanding the biological mechanisms that reinforce and shape eating disorder symptoms is key to creating successful interventions.  In many cases the person’s brain functioning is working directly against treatment goals. Understanding temperamental factors that are associated with eating disorder diagnoses and how to utilize these traits as part of our designed interventions is one important strategy in designing more effective treatment interventions.  This training will equip you with practical tools to help your clients harness their traits as assets to recovery rather than factors maintaining the illness.

Learning objectives:
By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will:

  1. Describe the neurobiological basis of eating disorders
  2. Identify brain and behavioral mechanisms that maintain eating disorder behaviors
  3. Describe how temperament traits can be used in treatment interventions for improved client care

About the Presenter:
Jason McCray, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in Columbus, Ohio where he serves as the chief clinical officer of The Center for Balanced Living (  The Center is a free standing non-profit organization focused on treatment, education and research relating to eating disorders and the families impacted by them.  He became interested in eating disorders and body image while completing his doctorate work at The University of North Dakota where he studied the reactions of men to images of the male muscular ideal.  As the father of a young daughter, issues related to body image, prevention and socio-cultural influences are always in the front of his mind.  Striving to better understand these issues and how they interface with the burgeoning neurobiological research findings with eating disorder has become the focus of his professional inquiry.

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Neurobiology of Eating Disorders

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (PM Session)
Presenter: Dr. Jason McCray, The Center for Balanced Living
Columbus State, Delaware Campus
Moeller Hall Rooms 111-112
5100 Cornerstone Dr., Delaware, OH 43015
Cost $45.00 / 3 CEUs for
Counselors and Social Workers
AOD licensees can use this towards their related 31 hours
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