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 Announces Leadership Promotions

The Renfrew Center, the nation’s first residential eating disorder treatment facility, established in 1985, and the largest network of eating disorder treatment centers, announced today the promotions of Susan Ice, MD, to Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer; Gayle Brooks, PhD, to Vice-President and Chief Clinical Officer; and Adrienne Ressler, LMSW, CEDS, to Vice-President of Professional Development.

In her new position, Dr. Ice will continue to manage clinical operations at Renfrew’s residential facility in Philadelphia as well as its non-residential locations in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Dr. Ice will also supervise Renfrew’s Research Department. Dr. Brooks will continue to oversee clinical operations at The Renfrew Center of Florida and now assume responsibility for Renfrew’s Clinical Training Department. Ms. Ressler will continue to provide professional trainings throughout the country, manage Renfrew’s professional presentations, as well as participate on The Renfrew Center Foundation’s Conference Committee.

“Congratulations to these highly skilled leaders on their recent promotions,” said Samuel E. Menaged, JD, Founder and President of The Renfrew Centers. “Their dedication to eliminating eating disorders will ensure Renfrew’s programs and services continue to provide the highest level of patient care and professional training.”

Dr. Ice received her doctorate of medicine from Johns Hopkins University, completed her internal medicine residency at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston and her psychiatry residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. She is the Founder and former Director of the Belmont Center Eating Disorders Program. A Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Society and a “Top Doctor” in Philadelphia Magazine for several years. Dr. Ice has been treating patients suffering from eating disorder for over 30 years.

Dr. Brooks received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Duke University and completed a psychology residency at Northwestern University. For the past 25 years, she has treated patients from diverse backgrounds who suffer from eating disorders. She is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops 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.

Ms. Ressler has been an eating disorder and body image specialist for the past 30 years. She is also the past-president and Fellow of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp). Ms. Ressler has extensive training in experiential and somatopsychic methods, and has contributed chapters that focus on body/mind integration in the textbooks Effective Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Eating Disorders and Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research/Practice Gap. She attended the University of Michigan and served as faculty in the School of Education.

The Renfrew Center offers a comprehensive range of services that includes residential, day treatment, intensive outpatient, group therapy, individual, family and couples therapy, nutrition therapy and psychiatric consultation for women ages 14 and above. The Renfrew Center has 14 facilities in ten states across the country.