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FREE Educational Webinar: “Gut Instincts: The Gut-Brain Connection in the Treatment of Eating Disorders”

August 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Thursday, August 13, 2020
Noon Mountain Time
Gut Instincts: The Gut-Brain Connection in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Heather Finley, MS, DCN, RDN, CEDRD
Dietitian & Outreach Specialist





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PowerPoint Handout

CE Information:

Center for Change has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6766. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Center for Change is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Center for Change, provider #141861 is a continuing professional education (CPE) accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Activity #156081. CDR credentialed practitioners will receive one continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this activity.

This course has been approved by Center for Change, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #123302, Center for Change is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886558729-4101) for 1 continuing education contact hours.

AADE recognizes NASW, APA, and CDR as continuing education providers on the NCBDE list of recognized approved providers. The continuing education must be applicable to diabetes. Participants are responsible for contacting their respective state and discipline licensing boards to confirm acceptance of CE hours.

Center for Change is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Center for Change maintains responsibility for this program and its content.



Description of Presentation:

In this clinical presentation, listeners will learn the connection between the enteric nervous system and mental health. When you are stressed, did you know that your gut bacteria can change? Did you know that suffering from a Traumatic Brain Injury, even something as common as a concussion, within 30 minutes gut permeability increases? There are so many things that impact our gut that then can set off a cascade of events in our bodies. Depression, anxiety, IBS, or one of any number of conditions, are all linked to gut health. When treating patients suffering from these conditions, it is important to consider the gut as a part of treatment. It is called the second brain—for good reason—the gut can send signals and chemicals to change the health of your brain.

In this session we will cover a wide range of fascinating topics including: from the simplest questions such as “Why is it called the gut?”, the role of butyrate in the gut to create new neural connections in the brain, how the gut and brain are connected and the variety of batteries that aid in helping with mood.

Learning Objectives:

Based on the content of the workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the anatomy of the GI tract
  2. Explain the communication pathways that connect the gut-brain
  3. List causes of gut-brain axis dysfunction and the impact on mood

Training For:

Staff of Hospitals, Medical Centers, Mental Health Clinics, General Medicine Physicians, Psychiatrists, APRN’s, Psychologists, Counselors, Dietitians, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, Mental Health Technicians for all levels including introductory to advanced.


August 13, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm