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 Seminar: Bethesda, MD - 6 CE Credits

May 3, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Building Emotional Tolerance: A Transdiagnostic Approach to Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders

Presented by: Rebecca Berman, LCSW-C, CEDS, MLSP
& Melanie Smith, LMHC



Date
: Friday, May 3, 2019

8:15 am - 9:00 am: Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 4:00 pm: Seminar & Lunch

LocationDoubletree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda – Washington DC
8120 Wisconsin Avenue • Bethesda, MD 20814

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

6 CE Credits


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Clinicians and treatment programs have long been adept at facilitating symptom management strategies for individuals struggling with eating disorders. However, the problem of regression back into disordered behaviors over time continues to plague the field. Intolerance of difficult emotional experiences has been identified as a key etiological and maintaining factor of eating disorders and other maladaptive coping behaviors. 

This workshop will examine the psychological complexity of eating disorders and explore the benefits of a cutting edge transdiagnostic treatment that builds emotional awareness, acceptance and tolerance through targeted emotion exposure interventions. Through experiential demonstration, this workshop will demonstrate emotion exposure techniques that are the foundation of The Renfrew Center Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders®.


About the Presenters:

Rebecca Berman, LCSW-C, CEDS, MLSP, is a Clinical Training Specialist for The Renfrew Center. She specializes in treating eating disorders, self-injurious behavior and trauma. Ms. Berman has presented nationally on the transdiagnostic treatment of eating disorders and the treatment of trauma and eating disorders. She has hosted several webinars on a variety of eating disorder related topics including recovery, self-harm, substance use, and trauma, and has also lobbied on Capitol Hill on mental health parity. Maintaining a private practice in Arlington, VA and Bethesda, MD, she is a member of the Eating Disorders Coalition, the Academy of Eating Disorders, the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and the National Association of Social Workers.

Melanie Smith, LMHC, is the Director of Training for The Renfrew Center. As Director of the corporate Clinical Training Department, she is responsible for developing and implementing clinical training and programming that is consistent with emerging research and evidence-based practice. In this role, she provides ongoing supervision and consultation to Renfrew staff to continually assess and improve fidelity and competence of treatment delivery of The Renfrew Center Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders®. Ms. Smith has extensive training and experience in the Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP) and is a UP Certified Therapist and Trainer. She has presented workshops on topics related to eating disorders for professional conferences, insurance companies, community mental health agencies, treatment centers, hospitals and universities.


*Photocopy of Student ID must be sent to kkrausz@renfrewcenter.com. Students must be enrolled in a post-undergraduate program.

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.

For questions, please contact Kelly Krausz at 1-877-367-3383 or kkrausz@renfrewcenter.com.