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The Importance of Inclusivity: Best Practices of ED Treatment for LGBTQIA+ Clients

The Importance of Inclusivity: Best Practices of ED Treatment for LGBTQIA+ Clients

Friday, October 8, 2021 • 8:45 am - 11:00 am (EDT)

Free | Live Interactive Training
Offering 2 CE credits
Note: This training is open to professionals residing in Florida and Georgia only.

Presented by: Christine Vara, LCSW-C, LICSW, M.Div. • Team Lead, The Renfrew Center of Bethesda, MD

Held Online via Zoom

Attendees will need access to wi-fi, and a device with a camera, microphone and audio capabilities.

About the Training

Refresh your understanding of eating disorders and LGBTQIA+ issues and learn the importance of how these two aspects of an individual’s life intersect and have an impact on one another.

In this virtual 2 CE training, attendees will learn strategies to create safe space for LGBTQIA+ clients to explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Best practices for healing, including interventions for individuals, groups and families, will be addressed. There will be time for questions during the Q&A following the presentation itself—nothing is off limits.


The Renfrew Center Foundation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Renfrew Center Foundation maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

The Renfrew Center Foundation has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5852. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Renfrew Center Foundation is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886357583-6080) for 2 continuing education contact hours.

Continuing Education Credits for registered dietitians are approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

CE credit/contact hour certificates will be sent via email within two weeks after the online seminar evaluation has been completed.

For questions, please contact Kaitlin McFadden at [email protected].

About the Presenter

Christine Vara, LCSW-C, LICSW, M.Div. (She, Her, Hers or He, Him, His), is the Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of Bethesda, MD. Christine provides clinical supervision, along with individual, family and group counseling for adolescents, families and adults with eating disorders. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English from Clark University, a Master’s of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Simmons University. Christine is particularly interested in working at the intersection of trauma, eating disorders and addiction, and how that connects to identities of gender, race, sexuality and religion/spirituality. Christine utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities in her relational, strengths-based and trauma-informed approach.

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