The Renfrew Center Eating Disorder Treatment Facility


First in Eating Disorders

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

Professional Seminar: Austin, TX - 6 CE Credits

December 1, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Getting to the Heart of Eating Disorders: Using Mindfulness to Promote Emotional Awareness

Presented by: Jancey Wickstrom, AM, LCSW

Walk-ins welcome!

Date/TimeFriday, December 1, 2017
8:15 am - 9:00 am: Registration, Check-in & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - 4:00 pm: Seminar

Location: Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin, TX 78759

Cost: $95
Student Rate: $75*
Continental breakfast and networking luncheon included.

Offering 6 CE Credits

Mindfulness is an oft-used term in today’s society. We are encouraged to feel, eat, play, and work mindfully – but what does that really mean? This daylong workshop addresses how to use mindfulness in a way that is effective in clinical settings as well as in relationships. This seminar will initially focus on defining and discussing the benefits/limitations of mindfulness and help attendees learn to implement mindfulness into daily life and work. This will be followed by in-depth training on how the mindful experience of emotion can be a foundational tool in eating disorder recovery.

Using real life examples from The Renfrew Center Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders®, participants will learn to empower themselves and clients to become mindfully aware of emotional experiences. This process lays the groundwork for the difficult, yet ultimately rewarding, journey towards full recovery.

 About the Presenter:

Jancey Wickstrom, AM, LCSW, is the Clinical Training Specialist for The Renfrew Centers. She graduated from Grinnell College in Iowa and The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Ms. Wickstrom is passionate about ensuring evidence-based practice is made available to those who need it. She is intensively trained in contextual therapeutic approaches including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and The Renfrew Center Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders®. She contributed the chapter titled ‘Healing Self-Inflicted Violence in Adolescents with Eating Disorders’ in the textbook Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research-Practice Gap. Ms. Wickstrom is an adjunct lecturer at The University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and has worked in residential, outpatient and inpatient treatment settings.

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. 

*Photocopy of Student ID must accompany registration form.

For questions, please contact Melissa Falzarano: 1-877-367-3383 or