“Interpersonal Neurobiology in the Treatment of Eating Disorders’






By recognizing eating disorders (EDs) as disruptions in brain circuitry, neuroscience has begun to shed light on how people make changes in psychotherapy. The clinician who treats the eating disordered patient also treats the eating disordered brain. It is time for practitioners to become better acquainted with the organ they treat, and to apply neuroplasticity research findings to clinical practice. Eating disorders and body image disturbances signify the loss of integrity of the core self. Twenty-first century research and technology has validated the age‐old notion that healthy neuronal connectivity within, and between, mind(s), brain(s), and body(s) reintegrates and defines the healthy self. The concept of the “self” as embodied (grounded in somatic reality) expands the scope of effective healing practices. Neurophysiological (somatosensory education and mindful psychotherapeutic attachments) interventions that support the emergence of embodied mindfulness and sensory awareness facilitate the reintegration of the eating disordered brain, and of the fragmented core self. Both lie at the heart of eating disorder recovery. Nowhere in the field of mental health are the concepts of the embedded self and embodied healing as significant as in the treatment of eating disorders and body image disturbances.


Neurobiology and the Changing Face of Eating Disorder Treatment: Healing the Eating Disordered Brain
Abigail H. Natenshon

Dear Readers,


It’s late but not too late to register for this fabulous and amazing webinar, “Interpersonal Neurobiology in the Treatment of Eating Disorders’. I’m really looking forward to this webinar. I know you’ll find it informative and helpful.


“Interpersonal Neurobiology in the Treatment of Eating Disorders’

Wed, Mar 15, 2017 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT

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Presented by Dr. Christine Schneider, Lead Therapist



Dr. Schneider graduated with her Ph.D from St. Louis University in the field of Family Therapy. She previously obtained her Masters in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Ms. Schneider is also adjunct faculty at St. Louis University, teaching in the Department of Social Work and the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology. Her current areas of research and interest are the effects of trauma and chronic illness on parent-child attachment. She is a primary therapist at Castlewood, incorporating theories of attachment and interpersonal biology into her individual, family, and group work. Ms. Schneider has completed training in in Internal Family Systems Therapy and EMDR. Ms. Schneider speaks regionally, nationally and internationally on topics related to attachment, couples counseling and trauma. She is a member of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.


The webinar will explore the impact of the principles of interpersonal neurobiology on the treatment of eating disorders.


Participants will be able to identify the underlying principles of interpersonal neurobiology.

  • Participants will be able to identify the way that rigidity and chaos are present in eating disorders.
  • Participants will be able to apply interpersonal neurobiology interventions in the treatment of eating disorders.

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Continuing Education: 

1 hour of continuing education is available through NBCC, APA, and The Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Castlewood Treatment Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Castlewood Treatment Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.



Castlewood Treatment Center has been approved by the NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6290. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Castlewood Treatment Center is solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

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Castlewood Treatment Center is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CRD). CRD Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1 Continuing Professional Education unit (CPEs) for completion of this activities / materials.




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Islam and Eating Disorders founded in 2012 – run by Maha Khan, the blog creates awareness of Eating Disorders in the Muslim world, offers information and support for sufferers and their loved ones.

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