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Professional Webinar: Enhancing Treatment Through the Use of Religious Belief - Exploring Tools from Judaism and Christianity

December 12, 2018, 12:00 PM

Enhancing Treatment Through the Use of Religious Belief:
Exploring Tools from Judaism and Christianity

Presented by: Sarah Bateman, LCSW & Edith A. Majors, MS, MAIS, LPC

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EST)

Challenges often arise for practitioners when clients with eating disorders attest that treatment conflicts with their religious beliefs. In this comprehensive presentation, Sarah Bateman will focus on the conundrum that often occurs when Jewish patients use their observance of religious rituals as a way to obscure and, thus, perpetuate use of eating disorder symptoms. Edith Majors will explore strategies for providing a sense of renewal and hope to those Christian patients struggling with their faith and feeling forsaken, unworthy or isolated.

Highlights from case examples and a focus on practical religious-based tools for integration into treatment will provide practitioners with an enhanced ability to work effectively with these populations.


About the Presenters:

Sarah Bateman, LCSW, has been practicing social work for more than 10 years. As The Renfrew Center’s Liaison to the Jewish community, she ensures that individuals with eating disorders in the Jewish community are able to receive culturally sensitive treatment and that their unique religious needs are met. Ms. Bateman has a private practice with offices in New York and New Jersey, provides training for professionals and lectures in schools while working to raise awareness and understanding of eating disorders in the Jewish community.

Edith A. Majors, MS, MAIS, LPC, is a Primary Therapist at The Renfrew Center of Dallas, providing care to adolescent girls and women who present with an eating disorder diagnosis and other behavioral health issues. She received her Master’s degree in Counseling from Southern Methodist University and a second Master’s degree in Brain and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas. Certified as a Belief Therapist through the Therapon Institute, she is a counselor of Christian faith. Ms. Majors also works with the Family Court System as a court-appointed child custody evaluator and assists churches and other organizations to train lay counselors and build biblically-based counseling programs to meet the ever growing demand for Christian counseling.


*RE-BROADCASTS of the Fall 2018 Webinar Series for Professionals will be aired in January 2019. Registration for each will open following the live presentation.

For questions, please contact Melissa Falzarano: 1-877-367-3383 or mfalzarano@renfrewcenter.com.