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It’s a Balancing Act: Navigating Ethical Care and the College Experience for Students with Eating Disorders

It’s a Balancing Act: Navigating Ethical Care and the College Experience for Students with Eating Disorders

Friday, March 22, 2024: Registration & Breakfast: 9:00 am - 9:30 am (ET) • Seminar: 9:30 am - 11:30 am (ET)

FREE | In-Person Interactive Training
Offering 2 CE Credits
Note: Space is limited.

Presented by: Laura McLain, PsyD, BC-TMH - Clinical Telehealth Supervisor and Training Specialist, The Renfrew Center

The Renfrew Center of Boston • Boston, MA

Seminar Details

Location: The Renfrew Center of Boston • 870R Commonwealth Avenue • Boston, MA 02215
Timeline: Registration & Breakfast: 9:00am – 9:30am ET • Seminar: 9:30am – 11:30am ET

About the Training

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. Mental health concerns are prevalent on college campuses, but tend to be underreported and under treated due to resource scarcity. Intersectionality must be considered to reduce assessment and treatment gaps.

This 2 CE presentation will provide an in-depth look at how to assess, treat, and refer students to the appropriate resources. Discussion will focus on barriers to treatment and evidence based care using vignettes to highlight the complexities of eating disorders and maintenance factors.


  • 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 # 886357583-3566) for 2 continuing education contact hours.

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 [email protected].

About the Presenter

Laura McLain, PsyD, BC-TMH, is the Clinical Telehealth Supervisor and Training Specialist for The Renfrew Center. 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.  She has a decade of experience treating eating disorders with special interest in college students, clients in midlife, co-occurring substance use, understanding and applying research to clinical practice, and managing safety concerns.  In addition to her role at Renfrew, she also works in private practice providing clinical supervision and serving individuals suffering with eating disorders, substance use disorders, and trauma. Dr. McLain is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp), is a member of the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT), and is a Board Certified Telemental Heath Provider.

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