The Renfrew Center Eating Disorder Treatment Facility


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Since 1985, The Renfrew Centers have been providing clinical excellence within a nurturing environment  empowering adolescent girls and women to change their lives.

Professional Event: 2 CE Seminar in Athens, GA - Focusing on Emotions: A Transdiagnostic Approach to Treating Complex Eating Disorders

December 17, 2019, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Focusing on Emotions: A Transdiagnostic Approach to Treating Complex Eating Disorders

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

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Registration: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Presentation & Lunch: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Hilltop Grille
2310 W. Broad St. • Athens, GA 30606
Space is limited

Cost: $20 • Lunch included

Offering 2 CE Credits

This 2 CE presentation will examine the psychological complexity of eating disorders and explore the benefits of a cutting edge, evidence-based transdiagnostic treatment which focuses on emotional awareness and exposure. There is now growing evidence that emotional avoidance is a maintaining factor for eating disorders as well as co-morbid conditions such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and trauma response. Treatment which specifically focuses on targeting emotional avoidance, while developing emotional awareness, tolerance and acceptance, can provide an integrated, unified approach to resolve the myriad of symptoms which are often associated with the complex eating disorder client.

This presentation will apply concepts from David Barlow’s Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders to the treatment of complex eating disorder patients.

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.  

For questions, contact Kaitlin McFadden: • 1-877-367-3383

The Renfrew Center Foundation will administer a full refund for cancellations within three weeks of the seminar date. Cancellations less than three weeks of the seminar date will be issued a transferable credit toward a future seminar.

CE credits will be sent within 4-6 weeks after the seminar to the email address provided.