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FREE Educational Webinar: “Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for Depression, OCD, & Eating Disorders”

March 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Noon Mountain Time
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for Depression, OCD, & Eating Disorders
Reid Robison, MD
Medical Director


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Post-test (for reference only)

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 #153456. 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 # 886558729-8759) 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:

TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is a non-invasive treatment, cleared by the FDA for depression and now OCD, that delivers pulses of an MRI-strength magnetic field from a coil placed over the scalp. The magnetic field generated by this coil passes through the skull, and stimulates the neurons in a certain area of the brain to fire. TMS was introduced in 1985 as a technology for externally probing brain activity. 30 years of research, and 10 years of clinical practice, have shown that stimulating pathways in the brain enough times daily over a set period of time causes treatment-resistant depression to get better at a significantly higher rate than with antidepressants. It received FDA approval as a treatment for depression in 2008, and for OCD in 2018. For depression, a TMS device delivers a focused magnetic stimulation to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, an area known to be underachieve in depression, which then stimulates deeper brain pathways (i.e. limbic system structures) related mood in order to restore function in these areas.’ This webinar will discuss how TMS works, what it is used for, and the potential role of TMS in the treatment of Eating Disorders.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define & describe Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), including it’s FDA-cleared indications of Depression and OCD
  2. List some of the side effects and contraindications of TMS
  3. Discuss the role of neuroplasticity in behavioral health, and the rationale for using TMS in Eating Disorders

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 advance


March 12, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm