The Renfrew Center Eating Disorder Treatment Facility

1-800-RENFREW

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: Long Island, NY - 6 CE Credits

May 18, 2018, 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
& Jancey Wickstrom, AM, LCSW

Date: Friday, May 18, 2018

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

LocationThe Garden City Hotel
45 Seventh Street • Garden City, NY 11530

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

6 CE Credits

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 the Clinical Supervisor at The Renfrew Center of Bethesda and Training Coordinator for The Renfrew Center. She specializes in treating eating disorders, self-injurious behavior and trauma. Ms. Berman holds two graduate degrees from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, one in Clinical Social Work and one in Law and Social Policy. She also maintains a private practice in Arlington, VA. Ms. Berman is a member of the Eating Disorders Coalition, the Academy of Eating Disorders, the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, Binge Eating Disorder Association and the National Association of Social Workers.

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.


*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: 1-877-367-3383 or kkrausz@renfrewcenter.com.