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Professional Event: 4 CE Seminar in New York, NY - Making Relationship Visible: Harnessing the Power of Relationship in an Evidence-Based World

September 16, 2020

Making Relationship Visible:
Harnessing the Power of Relationship in an Evidence-Based World

Presented by: Amy Banks, MD; Member, The Renfrew Center’s Advisory Board & Director of Advanced Training and Senior Research Scientist at the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute
& Melanie Smith, PhD, LMHC, CEDS-S; Director of Training, The Renfrew Center

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

7:30 am – 8:15 am
: Check-in & Breakfast

8:15 am – 12:30 pm: Seminar

LocationTKP New York Conference Center
109 West 39th Street • New York, NY 10018

Cost: $45

Offering 4 CE Credits

Many clinicians struggle to find the balance between effecting change using evidence-based treatments (EBTs) and attending to the therapeutic relationship. In this workshop, attendees will examine and apply relational neuroscience principles to support clients in feeling seen, heard and understood, to more effectively and empathically facilitate change utilizing EBT approaches.

About the Presenters:

Amy Banks, MD, is the Director of Advanced Training at the International Center for Growth in Connection (previously the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute). A member of The Renfrew Center’s Advisory Board, Dr. Banks has devoted her career to understanding the neurobiology of relationships. Prior to her position at JBMTI and the Wellesley Centers for Women she was an instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She is the first person to bring relational-cultural theory together with neuroscience and is the foremost expert in the combined field. Dr. Banks also has a private practice in Lexington, MA, that specializes in relational psychopharmacology and therapy for people who suffer from chronic disconnection.

Melanie Smith, PhD, LMHC, CEDS-S, is the Director of Training for The Renfrew Center. As Director of the corporate Clinical Training Department, she is responsible for developing and implementing clinical training and programming that is consistent with emerging research and evidence-based practice. In this role, she provides ongoing supervision and consultation to Renfrew staff to continually assess and improve fidelity and competence of treatment delivery of The Renfrew Unified Treatment Model®. Ms. Smith has extensive training and experience in the Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP) and is a UP Certified Therapist & Trainer. She has presented workshops on topics related to eating disorders for professional conferences, insurance companies, community mental health agencies, treatment centers, hospitals and universities.

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.