The Renfrew Center Eating Disorder Treatment Facility


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Since 1985, The Renfrew Centers have been providing clinical excellence within a nurturing environment  empowering adolescent girls and women to change their lives.

The Renfrew Center’s Research Consultant Receives Prominent Award

Hallie Espel-Huynh, MS, Research Consultant to The Renfrew Center, was recently awarded the Graduate Student Poster Award from the Obesity and Eating Disorders Special Interest Group at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies’ (ABCT) 51st Annual Convention in San Diego, CA. The Renfrew Center, the nation’s first residential eating disorder facility dedicated exclusively to the treatment of adolescent girls and women, is delighted to congratulate Ms. Espel-Huynh on this prestigious achievement.  The title of her poster is “Latent Symptom Change Trajectories during Eating Disorder Treatment and Their Impact on Outcome”.

Ms. Espel-Huynh  is a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at Drexel University and has worked at The Renfrew Center since 2014. Her research interests are focused on the development of evidence-based clinical practice in eating disorder treatment with an emphasis on the use of quantitative data to inform decision-making processes.

“We are incredibly proud of Hallie and her accomplishment,” said Gayle Brooks, PhD, Vice-President and Chief Clinical Officer of The Renfrew Center. “This award recognizes Hallie’s commitment to search for new insights into the cause of eating disorders and further understand the impact of treatment outcomes. Hallie is an invaluable member of the Renfrew team and the eating disorders field as a whole.”   

ABCT's annual convention brings the cognitive-behavioral community together to explore current developments in research and practice as well as stimulate thinking about the myriad issues that surround Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and how it intersects with other disciplines.