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Professional Webinar: Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) - Meeting the New Kid on the Block

August 21, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID):
Meeting the New Kid on the Block

Presented by: Jaclyn Macchione, MOT, OTR/L & Tracey Stassi, MHSc, RD, LDN

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EDT) 

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EDT)   

Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a new diagnosis in the DSM-V. Currently, there is limited literature discussing assessment methods, presentation of these patients, the development of treatment goals and intervention planning. The lack of research and case studies has left clinicians uncertain of the development of effective care plans.

This webinar will focus on the psycho-education of ARFID, including treatment planning, specific interventions and the importance of a team approach when treating these complex cases.

About the Presenters:

Jaclyn Macchione, MOT, OTR/L, is an Occupational Therapist at The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia. Since 2007, Ms. Macchione has facilitated therapeutic groups and outings that focus on transitional skills. She has in-depth experience treating children and adolescents using sensory integration interventions and currently works with patients diagnosed with ARFID.


Tracey Stassi, MHSc, RD, LDN, has been working as a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist at The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia since 2017. She co-presented a workshop titled, Beyond Picky Eating: The Other Eating Disorder That Doesn’t Quite Fit- ARFID, with Jaclyn Macchione at The Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals in November 2018.


*Note: This is a re-broadcast and not a live presentation. Questions can be submitted during the webinar and will be responded to within 24 hours. 

For questions, please contact Melissa Falzarano: 1-877-367-3383 or