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Jewish Women’s Seminar: Feasting, Fasting and Feelings; Oy Vey! A Transdiagnostic Approach to Treating Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community

Jewish Women’s Seminar: Feasting, Fasting and Feelings; Oy Vey! A Transdiagnostic Approach to Treating Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community

Friday, March 4, 2022 • 8:45 am - 11:00 am (ET)

Free | Live Interactive Training
Offering 2 CE Credits

Presented by: Sarah Bateman, LCSW, The Renfrew Center’s Liaison to the Jewish Community & Jillian Hartman, LMHC, Site Director, The Renfrew Center of New York City

Held Online via Zoom

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

Back by popular demand, after a record-breaking attendance last year, this virtual 2 CE seminar will explore the impact of eating disorders in the Jewish community and provide evidence-based tools and creative strategies for clinicians to utilize in their practice. While we will explore the many aspects of Judaism that can readily be implemented for healing with eating disorders patients, we will also address those rituals and practices that may trigger the onset or maintenance of an ongoing eating disorder. The importance of working with emotional tolerance skills will be examined and clinicians will have the opportunity to learn how Jewish observances can be implemented as part of an effective value-based approach so critical to recovery.


  • Participants will be able to:
    • Identify 2 Jewish values or practices that impact treatment and recovery.
    • Integrate 2 or more evidence-based emotional awareness skills into their practice.
    • Identify 2 Jewish traditions that can be triggering or helpful.


  • 8:45 am – 9:00 am (ET)
    • Introduction
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am (ET)
    • Overview of Jewish practices and eating disorders
    • Exploration of practices that can be triggering and helpful, Jewish values-based approach
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am (ET)
    • Emotional awareness- transdiagnostic treatment, role of avoidance and building emotional tolerance, elements and function of emotions, and identifying core beliefs
    • Review tools of 3-Component Model, ARC, Downward Arrow, and Emotion Exposure Hierarchy Form


  • 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 # 886357583-6751) for 2 continuing education contact hours.
  • New Jersey Social Workers: an application has been approved for up to 2 CE credits. Please contact Kaitlin McFadden at 1-877-367-3383 for more information on the NJ Course Approval.
    • Participants must attend the training, in full, and complete an evaluation to earn CE credit
    • Participants will be able to interact in the training by using the chat function and participating in live Q&A.
    • To request ADA accommodations please contact Kaitlin McFadden at [email protected].
    • The course content is at the beginner to intermediate level.

Registration Details

  • Registration will remain open until 8:45 am ET on Friday, March 4, 2022.
  • The target audience for this seminar is all clinicians who treat eating disorders – social workers, dietitians, therapists, psychologists, counselors, and other eating disorder and mental health professionals.
  • Attendees will receive a survey evaluation following the presentation to complete for CE credits. 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 Instructor

Sarah Bateman, LCSW, is a psychotherapist who specializes in eating disorders, as well as depression and anxiety. In addition to her work in private practice, she is the Renfrew Center’s liaison to the Jewish community where she works to ensure that Jewish individuals with eating disorders receive culturally sensitive treatment and that their unique religious needs are met. Ms. Bateman has a private practice with offices in New York and New Jersey, provides training for professionals and lectures in schools while working to raise awareness and understanding of eating disorders in the Jewish community.

About the Instructor

Jillian Hartman, LMHC, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of New York City. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a focus on Childhood Development from The George Washington University and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. Ms. Hartman has been with Renfrew since 2013, having interned at the New York site, then holding the positions of Primary Therapist and Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of Boston, and most recently serving as Senior Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of Northern New Jersey. Prior to joining Renfrew, Ms. Hartman served as Clinical Research Coordinator in the Department of Endocrinology at Boston Children’s Hospital.

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