AACBT NSW Pub Discussion: Cognitive Remediation Therapy for Obesity
- Evelyn Smith
Cognitive Remediation Therapy for Obesity
Brain power, not will power; rethinking obesity treatment.
Counting thoughts, not calories.
Explore the relationship between obesity and executive functioning with Dr Evelyn Smith.
On average, individuals with obesity have been shown to have significantly lower levels of executive function compared to their normal weight counterparts. Executive function is a term for a number of complex cognitive processes critical to engage in goal directed behaviour.
The relationship between obesity and executive function has been suggested to be bidirectional, with executive dysfunction impacting on self-regulation, and adiposity based inflammation and its biological cascade impacting on cognition.
Evelyn will describe the different ways that executive dysfunction has been measured in the obese. This will provide the rationale for delivering face to face cognitive remediation therapy for obesity (CRT-O), and the results of the first randomised controlled trial of CRT-O will be reported, including the 12 month follow-up.
A pub discussion is a relaxed opportunity to observe a presentation on an interesting topic related to cognitive behavioural therapy. There are opportunities for the willing to engage in a discussion relating to the topic towards the end of the presentation.
REGISTRATION FROM 6:30pm.