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UBC Lecture Theatre at Surrey Memorial Hospital

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When the brain has difficulty processing information through the senses, individuals experience definite disturbances in their everyday lives. Many people with a wide variety of diagnoses have profound disturbances in their sensory processing. Picky eaters are often orally defensive when managing what they perceive are uncomfortable tastes, smells, sounds and textures of foods. Alternately, individuals with diagnosed eating disorders have typically been identified as experiencing a combination of behavioural, emotional, psychological, and interpersonal challenges. These diagnoses are most often observed as separate and distinct psychiatric disorders.

In recent years, however, neurobiology has revealed a connection between sensory processing challenges and eating disorders. Furthermore, attachment theory has contributed much to our understanding of all kinds of complex behaviour. Collectively, this research is providing remarkable opportunities for new adjuncts to the current treatment of individuals who have been identified with eating disorders.

This unique one-day workshop will introduce and integrate these three concepts - sensory processing challenges, eating disorders and attachment theory - in a cutting-edge exploration of trans-disciplinary research theory, assessment and intervention ideas.

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The learner will develop an introductory understanding of how sensory processing issues appear and how they relate to feeding, eating and eating disorders.


The learner will develop a preliminary understanding of the neurobiological connections between sensory processing and eating disorders.


The learner will develop an elementary understanding of attachment theory and its impact on eating disorders, rigid thinking, perfectionism, inflexibility and relationships.


The learner will develop an understanding of how the weaving of sensory processing, attachment and early life stress contribute to the picture of eating disorders.


The learner will develop basic problem-solving skills and an introduction to sensory and relational treatment strategies for eating disorders.


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