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.

Recovery Webinar Re-broadcast: Riding the Wave of Emotion - Reviewing the Basics of UT

January 26, 2021

Riding the Wave of Emotion: Reviewing the Basics of UT

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Presented by: Alissa Baum, PsyD, CEDS
Assistant Clinical Director and Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of Florida

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EST) 

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (EST)  

Eating disorders are complex illnesses with biological, genetic, psychological, social, and developmental roots. There is no single cause for the development of an eating disorder—at Renfrew, we emphasize that recovery is most sustainable when we target the factors that are responsible for maintaining symptoms.

The Renfrew Center Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders®, also known as UT, highlights the importance of courageously approaching rather than avoiding emotional experiences. This webinar will provide a review of Renfrew’s UT skills, discuss the role of mindfulness in tolerating difficult emotions as well as how to “ARC it out” during a time of distress. Attendees will be prompted to reflect on short-term and long-term consequences of emotion driven behaviors (EDBs), learn how to use cognitive reappraisals to increase flexibility in thinking patterns and discuss how to break the cycle of avoidance.

About the Presenter:

Alissa Baum, PsyD, CEDS, is Assistant Clinical Director and Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of Florida. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Prior to her current position, Dr. Baum served as a Primary Therapist, Pre-Doctoral Intern and Post-Doctoral Intern at The Renfrew Center, as well as an Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University. A member of iaedp, she specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and Jewish women’s issues.

*Note: This is a re-broadcast and not a live presentation.