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Eating Disorders and College Students: Best Practices to Support Complex Students and Navigate On-Campus Treatment Challenges

Eating Disorders and College Students: Best Practices to Support Complex Students and Navigate On-Campus Treatment Challenges

Friday, September 24, 2021 • 11:45 am - 2:00 pm (EDT)

Free | Live Interactive Training
Offering 2 CE credits
Note: This training is open to college/university professionals only.

Presented by: Laura McLain, PsyD • Site Director, The Renfrew Center of Atlanta

Held Online via Zoom

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

About the Training

Anxiety, depression and related mental health concerns are prevalent on college campuses – students often struggle with eating disorders in tandem, yet perceived stigma, shame and “normalized” campus culture result in underreporting of behaviors among students. Intersectionality of race, identity and more must be considered by on campus resources to reduce assessment gaps. The complexities of eating disorders in college students coupled with short-term treatment limitations present unique challenges for college mental health professionals in effective assessment and intervention.

This virtual 2 CE training will highlight best practices to consider these complexities in each phase of a student’s treatment experience. Discussion will focus on appropriate assessment and intervention strategy, including evidence-based tools to apply in work with students utilizing on campus resources. Case studies will highlight ways to navigate treatment resistance and support beyond campus, including increased flexibility for students in a telehealth landscape.


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.

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.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886357583-6168) for 2 continuing education contact hours.

Continuing Education Credits for registered dietitians are approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

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

For questions, please contact Kaitlin McFadden at [email protected].

About the Presenter

Laura McLain, PsyD, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Atlanta. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge and her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. Dr. McLain has worked in a variety of settings and with several different populations including children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities, emerging adults, depression, anxiety, self-esteem and identity issues, addictions, and relationship issues. In addition to her role at Renfrew, she also works in private practice serving individuals suffering with eating disorders, addictions and trauma. Dr. McLain is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA) and is the Social Media Chair for the iaedp Atlanta Chapter.

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