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Breaking Cycles: Genetics, Intergenerational Trauma & Eating Disorders

Breaking Cycles: Genetics, Intergenerational Trauma & Eating Disorders

Friday, September 13, 2024 • 10:45 am - 1:00 pm (ET) / 7:45 am - 10:00 am (PT)

Free | Live Interactive Training
Offering 2 CE Credits
Available to all professionals nationwide

Presented by: Samantha DeCaro, PsyD - Director of Clinical Outreach and Education, The Renfrew Center

Held Online via Zoom

Attendees will need access to wi-fi and a device with audio capabilities.

About the Training

Research suggests that both eating disorders and trauma related disorders can be passed down through various pathways, impacting the mental and physical well-being of subsequent generations. Trauma and eating disorders frequently co-occur, creating a challenging environment for healing.

This virtual 2 CE Presentation will review recent research on genetics and intergenerational trauma through a biological, social and relational lens, while providing practical ways to break down these findings in sessions. Participants will learn how to identify risk factors, harness the power of protective factors, and implement epigenetically informed strategies to reduce shame, break cycles, and navigate recovery with compassion.


  • The Renfrew Center Foundation has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5852. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Renfrew Center Foundation is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • The Renfrew Center Foundation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Renfrew Center Foundation maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
  • Continuing Education Credits for registered dietitians are approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886357583-5901) for 2 continuing education contact hours.

CE credit/contact hour certificates will be sent via email about three weeks after the online seminar evaluation has been completed.

For questions, please contact [email protected].

Samantha DeCaro

About the Presenter

Dr. Samantha DeCaro, PsyD is the Director of Clinical Outreach & Education for The Renfrew Center, a licensed psychologist, and the co-host of the podcast All Bodies. All Foods. As Renfrew’s national spokesperson, Dr. DeCaro has been featured as an eating disorder expert on various news programs, podcasts, and in magazines.

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