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Professional Webinar Re-broadcast: Breaking the Cycle - Treating Emotional Eating and BED Through a Transdiagnostic Approach

January 27, 2021

Breaking the Cycle: Treating Emotional Eating and
BED Through a Transdiagnostic Approach

Presented by: Samantha DeCaro, PsyD
Assistant Clinical Director, The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia - Spring Lane

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EST)   

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)   

Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is three times more common than Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa combined, affecting all gender, age, racial, religious, and socioeconomic groups. The most common eating disorder in the United States, one in ten individuals who pursue weight loss treatment actually show signs of BED.

This webinar will include a short overview of the DSM-V diagnostic criteria, an explanation behind the prevalence of BED and approaches for effective treatment. The relationship between BED symptoms and emotional avoidance will be examined and Renfrew’s transdiagnostic treatment for binge eating will be explored. Following the presentation, attendees will be able to effectively plan and execute a binge/food exposure with their clients.

About the Presenter:

Samantha DeCaro, PsyD, is the Assistant Clinical Director at The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia and a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. Dr. DeCaro received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at LaSalle University, and her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, CA. Dr. DeCaro provides both clinical supervision and training to primary therapists, counselors and post-doctoral residents at Renfrew’s residential treatment facility in Philadelphia. She has been featured in the media as an eating disorder expert on various television shows, radio programs, podcasts, and online magazines.

*Note: This is a re-broadcast and not a live presentation. Questions can be submitted during the webinar and will be responded to within 24-48 hours. 

For questions, please contact Melissa Falzarano at