The New Science and Practice of EBT
SWITCH OFF THE DRIVE TO OVEREAT: THE NEW SCIENCE AND PRACTICE OF EBT
Stress activates circuits in the brain that drive overeating. In this new, evidence-based approach to nutrition counseling, learn how to teach patients emotional techniques to switch off these circuits and activate circuits of resilience and joy. You can learn this evidence-based method, Emotional Brain Training (EBT), which Dr. Mellin has presented at FNCE, past Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) meetings, and state dietetic association meetings through this course. The techniques are brain-based and work in three minutes. They go beyond mindfulness and CBT to switch off the biochemical drives that fuel weight regain, body shame, anxiety, and depression. Use the EBT method with your patients to treat diabetes, obesity, food addiction, mindless eating, and binge eating disorder. The simple but profound science of EBT will change your approach to eating, weight, and health.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Describe the root cause of overeating based on brain circuitry.


  • Differentiate the two types of brain circuits: reactive and resilient.


  • Describe two brain-based resiliency techniques for switching off the drive to overeat and promoting behavior change.


  • Apply brain resiliency concepts to a stress eating case study.
Live Webinar Date: May 11, 2021   (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM EST)
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 4.1.5, 4.2.5, 9.1.3, 9.3.1
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18

About the Presenter: Laurel Mellin, PhD
Laurel Mellin

Dr. Laurel Mellin is a nutritionist, health psychologist and internationally-recognized authority on obesity, disordered eating and stress eating. She is the founder of Emotional Brain Training (EBT) and Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. She has a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley, an MA in nutrition from San Francisco State University and a PhD in health psychology and behavioral medicine from Northcentral University. Mellin is a New York Times bestselling author and researcher, with more than 40 years as a registered dietitian. Her organization certifies nutritionists in EBT.