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Treating Jewish Patients With The Unified Treatment Model

Treating Jewish Patients With The Unified Treatment Model

Friday, March 17, 2023 • 8:45 am - 11:00 am (PT)

Free | Live Interactive Training
Offering 2 CE Credits
Note: This online training is open to professionals residing on the West Coast.

Presented by: Sarah Bateman, LCSW, The Renfrew Center’s Liaison to the Jewish Community

Held Online via Zoom

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

The Renfrew Unified Treatment for Eating Disorders and Comorbidity was developed to help practitioners treat any type of eating disorder as well as intense emotions like anxiety, sadness, anger, and guilt.

This virtual 2 CE training was developed following the success of our original seminar, Feasting, Fasting and Feelings; Oy Vey! and is ideal for those looking to advance their education on the topic. Through the use of case examples of Jewish patients with eating disorders, practitioners will learn to understand the unique cultural challenges of treating Jewish patients with eating disorders, while receiving specialized training in how to apply the Unified Treatment Model to build emotional awareness, acceptance and tolerance skills.


  1. Participants will be able to identify two Jewish values or practices that can impact treatment and recovery.
  2. Participants will be able to describe least two evidence-based emotional awareness skills that can be applied
    in practice.
  3. Participants will be able to list the three components of an emotional experience.


  • Hour 1
    Introduction, exploration of cultural challenges through the presentation of case study examples, and overview of the Unified Treatment model, including the explanation of emotional tolerance tools such as emotional awareness, values-based approach and core-beliefs, 3-Component Model, ARC, Downward Arrow, and Emotion Exposure Form.
  • Hour 2
    Detailed demonstration of the application of emotional tolerance skills, including how to complete the 3-component model and ARC, and how to use the Downward Arrow and Emotion Exposure hierarchy. In addition to the demonstration of completion of the Unified Treatment worksheets, clinicians will participate in an experiential exercise to understand how exposures can increase emotional tolerance.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Continuing Education Credits for registered dietitians are approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886357583-2833) for 2 continuing education contact hours.
  • New Jersey Social Workers: Treating Jewish Patients with the Unified Treatment Model, Course #4136, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by The Renfrew Center Foundation as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 04/26/2022 – 04/26/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 2 General Social Work Practice continuing education credits. Please contact Kaitlin McFadden at 1-877-367-3383 for more information on the NJ Course Approval.
    • Participants must attend the training, in full, and complete an evaluation to earn CE credit.
    • Participants will be able to interact in the training by using the chat function and participating in live Q&A.
    • To request ADA accommodations please contact [email protected].
    • The course content is at the beginner to intermediate level.

Registration will remain open until 8:45 am (PT) on Friday, March 17th.

The target audience for this seminar is all clinicians who treat eating disorders – social workers, dietitians, therapists, psycholo­gists, counselors, and other eating disorder and mental health professionals.

Attendees will receive a survey evaluation following the presentation to complete for CE credits. 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 [email protected].

About the Presenter

Sarah Bateman, LCSW, is a psychotherapist who specializes in eating disorders, as well as depression and anxiety. In addition to her work in private practice, she is the Renfrew Center’s liaison to the Jewish community where she works to ensure that Jewish individuals with eating disorders receive culturally sensitive treatment and that their unique religious needs are met. Ms. Bateman has a private practice with offices in New York and New Jersey, provides training for professionals and lectures in schools while working to raise awareness and understanding of eating disorders in the Jewish community.

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