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NATIOnal eating disorders foundation feeding hope grant

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) has chosen the team of Laura Hill, PhDCEO of The Center for Balanced Living in Columbus, and Christina Wierenga, PhD and Kerri Boutelle, PhD,  from University of California San Diego,  to receive one of its two 2014 Feeding Hope Fund grants for clinical research and training.

Their proposal is titled, An Innovative Family Based Treatment for Adults with Anorexia Nervosa Using Insights from Neurobiology. This innovative study aims to develop a treatment for severe anorexia nervosa that targets the core neurobiologically based mechanisms that maintain the disorder to improve eating behavior, reduce symptoms and improve family function for patients and their families. This is a one-year, pilot study which will measure the effectiveness of a novel experiential family-based treatment for adults with anorexia nervosa, integrating neurobiological insights on temperament, cognition and eating.

More details about the program can be found here NEW FED TR Week Long Family Partial Hospitalization