The Renfrew Center Eating Disorder Treatment Facility

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First in Eating Disorders

Since 1985, The Renfrew Centers have been providing clinical excellence within a nurturing environment  empowering adolescent girls and women to change their lives.

Professional Event: Atlanta, GA - 2 CE Credits

March 22, 2019, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Focusing on Emotions: Transdiagnostic Approach to Treating Complex Eating Disorders

Presented by: Laura McLain, PsyD
Site Director, The Renfrew Center of Atlanta

Date: Friday, March 22, 2019 

Registration/Check-in: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Presentation: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Site Tour: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: The Renfrew Center of Atlanta
50 Glenlake Parkway, Suite 120 • 
AtlantaGA 30328

Cost: $20 • Lunch will be provided

Offering 2 CE Credits

This workshop will examine the psychological complexity of eating disorders and explores the benefits of a cutting edge, evidence-based transdiagnostic treatment which focuses on emotional awareness and exposure. There is now growing evidence that emotional avoidance is a maintaining factor for eating disorders as well as co-morbid conditions such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and trauma response. Treatment which specifically focuses on targeting emotional avoidance, while developing emotional awareness, tolerance and acceptance, can provide an integrated, unified approach to resolve the myriad of symptoms which are often associated with the complex eating disorder client. 

This workshop will apply concepts from David Barlow’s Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders to the treatment of complex eating disorder patients. Lecture, small group activities and experiential exposure demonstrations will be utilized.


About the Presenter:

Laura McLain, PsyD, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Atlanta. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge and her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. Dr. McLain has worked in a variety of settings and with several different populations including children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities, emerging adults, depression, anxiety, self-esteem and identity issues, addictions, and relationship issues. In addition to her role at Renfrew, she also works in private practice serving individuals suffering with eating disorders, addictions and trauma. Dr. McLain is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and Georgia Psychological Association (GPA).  


For questions, please contact Kaitlin McFadden, MBA: 
kmcfadden@renfrewcenter.com • 1-877-367-3383

The Renfrew Center Foundation will administer a full refund for cancellations within three weeks of the seminar date. Cancellations less than three weeks of the seminar date will be issued a transferable credit toward a future seminar.