Friday, April 12th, 2019

Treatment Applications of
Neuroscience Findings in Eating Disorders


This presentation will highlight recent neuroscience findings in eating disorders.  There will be a focus on set shifting, learning, habit formation, and reward pathways that underlie the symptoms seen in Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder with a focus on the corresponding functional pathway changes seen in the brain. We will discuss how these neuroscience findings can be translated into treatment modalities for treating eating disorders including nutritional interventions, medications, transmagnetic stimulation, and therapeutic interventions (CBT, DBT, MBT, CRT). There will be an in-depth discussion of the effects of malnutrition on the brain and the interaction between nutrition and mood/emotional regulation and how nutrition can be effectively utilized as a tool in treating these difficulties. The overall goal is for attendees to have an understanding on brain changes in functions and structure that occur in treating disorders and how knowledge of this can drive the appropriate interventions.

Friday, April 12th, 2019

8:30am – 11:00am


Sheraton Crescent

2620 West Dunlap Ave (I-17 & Dunlap)

Phoenix, AZ 85021



Following the presentation, participants will be able to…

  • Describe abnormalities in set shifting for AN and possible treatments that target cognitive flexibility
  • Summarize nutritional deficits in AN that cause changes and brain chemistry 
  • Apply the above nutritional concepts to the difficulties of emotional regulation in AN and apply the newest research on nutritional rehabilitation to address the nutritional treatment of AN
  • Analyze the neurocircuitary of reward, habit, compulsivity, and impulsivity in AN, BN, and BED and how these abnormalities may be targets for specific interventions including nutritional, medication, transmagnetic stimulation, and therapeutic interventions (CBT, DBT, MBT, CRT)

Continuing Education

1.5 CE’s Provided By &  


FREE parking, Breakfast Included


$30 IAEDP Members & Students (Advance)
$35 Non-Members (Advance)
$40 at the Door








Kimberly Collins

Kimberly Collins


Nicole Garber

Nicole Garber


Kimberly CollinsMS, RDN, CDE, CEDRD

Director of Nutrition, Meadows Ranch

Kimberly Collins is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist with specialized training as a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. She has over 10 years of experience in the field of eating disorders and is currently working as the Director of Nutrition at The Meadows Ranch. Prior to working at The Meadows Ranch Kimberly was the lead dietitian of the adolescent unit at Rosewood Center for Eating Disorders. She has extensive experience working with both adolescent and adult populations across all levels of care. Kimberly has shared her knowledge co-presented at the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals national conference. She was also a guest presenter at the Cape Cod Symposium for Addictive Disorders and has presided over numerous continued education webinars. Kimberly has presented many group and didactic trainings on the identification, assessment and treatment of eating disorders. She dedicated to sharing her knowledge for eating disorders and nutrition principals with other professionals to aid in providing excellent patient care. 

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Nicole Garber, MD

Medical Director Meadows Ranch

Dr. Garber completed her general psychiatry residency at Emory University School of Medicine and her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. She then worked at the Menninger Clinic where she created the adolescent eating disorder track. She has also served as the medical director for Arizona’s Children’s Association. She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has led at least two skills training groups a week for the past four years. She is also trained in Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and is currently training under the Houston Psychoanalytic Association in psychodynamic therapy in adolescents and adults

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Questions? Interested in Sponsoring? Please contact iaedp.phx@gmail.com

iaedp™ Foundation has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5912.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. iaedp Foundation is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. iaedp is a Continuing Professional Education Accredited Provider, under Provider #IN004 recognized by the Commission of Dietetic Registration.

The Meadows is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. The Meadows maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Course meets criteria for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for psychologists. 

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