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 adolescent girls and women to change their lives.

Professional Seminar: Dallas, TX - 2 CE Credits

August 2, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Focusing on Emotions: Transdiagnostic
Approach to Treating Complex Eating Disorders

Presented by:
Gayle Brooks, PhD & Melanie Smith, LMHC

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DateWednesday, August 2, 2017

: 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Seminar: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: The Renfrew Center of Dallas
9400 N. Central Expressway, Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75231

Offering 2 CE Credits
Free for all professionals • A boxed supper will be provided

This workshop examines critical factors that contribute to difficulties clinicians face today in their work with patients with eating disorders: patient complexity, treatment-modality complexity and the gap between research and practice.

The program will explore the benefits of a cutting edge transdiagnostic treatment that provides an effective solution to many of these challenges. Through lecture and experiential demonstration, this workshop will apply concepts from David Barlow’s Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders to the treatment of complex eating disorders.

 About the Presenters:

Gayle Brooks, PhD, is Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for The Renfrew Center. Dr. Brooks leads the Renfrew Clinical Excellence Board and the Clinical Training Department. She has clinical and administrative oversight responsibility for Renfrew’s residential facility in Florida and for the non-residential sites in CA, FL, GA, NC, TN, and TX. For the past 30 years, she has treated patients from diverse backgrounds who suffer from eating disorders. Dr. Brooks served as the eating disorders specialist in the HBO film Thin, has appeared on Good Morning Americaand has been featured in the following publications: The New York Times, People Magazine, Essence Magazine and Perspectives, The Renfrew Center Foundation’s journal for professionals. A frequent presenter at conferences and workshops, Dr. Brooks speaks on topics such as the treatment of the complex patient, eating disorders and cultural diversity, the interplay between eating disorders and trauma, and eating disorders in mid-life women. Dr. Brooks is a member of the iaedp Board of Directors and Co-Chair of the Academy of Eating Disorders Diversity Special Interest Group.

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 & 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.

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