Harnessing the Power of the Present: How to Effectively Use Mindfulness in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
September 28, 2016
Harnessing the Power of the Present:
How to Effectively Use Mindfulness in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Presented by: Samantha DeCaro, PsyD
Assistant Clinical Director at The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Noon - 1:00 pm EDT
This webinar will provide an overview of mindfulness and its use as a powerful tool in the treatment of eating disorders. Mindfulness, known also as present-focused awareness, is the practice of anchoring into the present moment and observing one's inner and outer world without judgment. Professionals will discover how eating disorder symptoms often become maladaptive behavioral strategies by which clients can escape their primary or secondary emotional experience. Attendees will gain clarity around the true goals of mindfulness and take away concrete interventions to use in their practices. Webinar content will provide skills to assist both clients and clinicians to effectively anchor into all components of their emotional experiences.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Samantha DeCaro, PsyD is the Assistant Clinical Director at The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia and a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. Dr. DeCaro received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at LaSalle University and her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, CA. Dr. DeCaro provides both training and clinical supervision to Renfrew’s primary therapists and post-doctoral residents. She has a wide range of experience providing individual, family, and group therapy for not only eating disorders, but also for trauma, personality disorders, substance abuse, and mood disorders. Dr. DeCaro has been featured in the media as a local eating disorder expert on various television programs and online magazines.