The Renfrew Center Eating Disorder Treatment Facility

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Professional Seminar: Philadelphia, PA - 2 CE Credits

July 21, 2017, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Eat, Escape, Regret, Repeat:
Concrete Mindfulness Interventions with BED Patients

Presented by: Samantha DeCaro, PsyD,
Assistant Clinical Director, The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia

Date/Time: Friday, July 21, 2017
7:30 am - 8:00 am: Registration, Check-in & Breakfast
8:00 am - 10:00 am: Seminar

Location: The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia
475 Spring Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19128

Cost: $20
Light breakfast included.

2 CE Credits


Mindfulness, also known as present-focused awareness, is the practice of anchoring into the present moment and observing one’s inner and outer world without judgment. Following a brief overview of the true goals of mindfulness and a review of the DSM-V criteria for BED, this CE presentation will provide clarity as to how mindfulness practice can be used as a powerful tool in the treatment of Binge Eating Disorder (BED). Content will include an exploration and application of Health at Every Size (HAES) principles and provide skills for both client and clinician to effectively anchor into all components of their emotional experiences. Attendees will discover the process by which BED symptoms may become maladaptive behavioral strategies that allow clients to escape from their primary or secondary emotional experiences. Concrete interventions for effective application and integration into clinicians’ own personal treatment style will be provided to enhance recovery with this complex population.

About the Presenter:

Samantha DeCaro, PsyD, is the Assistant Clinical Director at The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at LaSalle University and her Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, CA. Dr. DeCaro started her career at Renfrew when she completed her post-doctoral training at The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia. A licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania, Dr. DeCaro has a wide range of experience providing individual, family, and group therapy for not only eating disorders, but also for trauma, personality disorders, substance abuse, and mood disorders.


*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.