Neurodivergence & Eating Disorders: Considerations for Care (Re-broadcast)
Wednesday, July 26, 2023 • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (ET)
Free | Rebroadcasted Professional Webinar
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (ET)
Presented by: Samantha DeCaro, PsyD - Director of Clinical Outreach and Education, The Renfrew Center
No two brains function in the same way – as a result, eating disorder treatment should be a collaborative and highly individualized process for everyone, especially for neurodivergent individuals.
This webinar will provide an overview of recent research, unique challenges, and treatment considerations when supporting neurodivergent individuals in eating disorder recovery. This presentation will clarify the meaning of the term ‘neurodiversity’ and identify the various conditions that can co-occur for those with an eating disorder diagnosis. Participants will discover methods to make sessions and mealtimes a more supportive, healing and validating space for their neurodivergent clients.
*Please note: this is a re-broadcast and not a live presentation.
About the Presenter
Samantha DeCaro, PsyD, is the Director of Clinical Outreach and Education for The Renfrew Center. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at LaSalle University, and her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, CA. She has been with Renfrew since 2012, completing her post-doctoral residency at The Renfrew Center Philadelphia – Spring Lane, then holding the position of Primary Therapist, and most recently serving as Assistant Clinical Director. As Renfrew’s national spokesperson, Dr. DeCaro has been featured in the media as an eating disorder expert on various television shows, radio programs, podcasts, and online magazines. She is a frequent lecturer and serves as the Alumni Representative for The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia.
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