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: 4 CE Seminar in Atlanta, GA - Navigating Complexity: Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

October 23, 2020, 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Navigating Complexity: Ethical Considerations
in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Presented by: Laurie Cooper, PsyD, HSP, CEDS-S
Regional Assistant Vice President, The Renfrew Centers

Friday, October 23, 2020

7:30 am - 8:15 am: Check-in & Continental Breakfast (included)
8:15 am - 12:30 pm: Seminar 

Location: Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
7 Concourse Parkway NE • Atlanta, GA 30328

Cost: $45

Offering 4 CE Credits

All mental health conditions should be approached with the utmost care in considering the basic ethical practices common to each clinical discipline—confidentiality and informed consent, operating within one’s scope of competency and ensuring practices that do not cause harm to our clients. However, the numerous ethical issues facing eating disorders practitioners may differ significantly from those ethics conundrums that arise in work with a general client base.

  • What happens when the medically compromised client is experiencing intense ambivalence about treatment?
  • How do we ensure we are knowledgeable enough about the complexity of the eating disorders field to be operating within our scope of expertise?
  • Can we provide efficacious care and include the client’s own preferences, when the illness appears to have significantly disrupted the patient’s judgment and value system?
  • How might the lack of professionals with eating disorder expertise impact our ability to seek supervision or consultation?

This presentation will cover these issues and more, using case examples to illustrate common areas of ethical difficulties specific to working with individuals with eating disorders.

About the Presenter:

Laurie Cooper, PsyD, HSP, CEDS-S, is the Regional Assistant Vice President for The Renfrew Centers. Dr. Cooper received her Doctorate of Psychology from Baylor University and completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. An Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University, her clinical and administrative experience includes 25 years of care in outpatient and intensive-care settings treating eating disorders, women’s issues and child and adolescent assessment/intervention. Dr. Cooper is a frequent lecturer on the topics of best practices in the treatment of eating disorders and helping mothers and daughters be authentic and resilient. She is a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders, National Eating Disorders Association, Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee, The Nashville Psychotherapy Institute, RenewED, and the National Academy of Professional Women.

Continuing Education Approval

  • This activity is approved by CDR as an Ethics activity for 4 CPEU’s. 
  • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) are not responsible for the provider’s interpretation of the Academy/CDR Code of Ethics for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession or its enforcement as it relates to the scenarios and content presented in this activity.
  • This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers for 4 continuing education contact hours in the Ethics category.

For questions, please contact Kelly Krausz: • 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 via email within two weeks after the online seminar evaluation has been completed.