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.

Virtual 2 CE Jewish Women's Seminar: Feasting, Fasting and Feelings; Oy Vey! A Transdiagnostic Approach to Treating Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community

May 4, 2021, 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Feasting, Fasting and Feelings; Oy Vey!
A Transdiagnostic Approach to Treating Eating Disorders
in the Jewish Community 

Presented by: Sarah Bateman, LCSW, The Renfrew Center’s Liaison to the Jewish Community & Jillian Hartman, LMHC, Site Director, The Renfrew Center of New York City

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 • 8:45 am - 11:00 am (EDT)
(Includes introduction)

Held Online via Zoom • Live Interactive Webinar • Free

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

Offering 2 CE Credits/Contact Hours

This 2 CE seminar will explore the impact of eating disorders in the Jewish community and provide evidence-based tools and creative strategies for clinicians to utilize in their practice. While we will explore the many aspects of Judaism that can readily be implemented for healing with eating disorders patients, we will also address those rituals and practices that may trigger the onset or maintenance of an ongoing eating disorder. The importance of working with emotional tolerance skills will be examined and clinicians will have the opportunity to learn how Jewish observances can be implemented as part of an effective value-based approach so critical to recovery.

About the Presenters:

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.

Jillian Hartman, LMHC, is the Regional Assistant Vice President for The Renfrew Center, overseeing the New York City, NY; White Plains, NY; and Paramus, NJ sites. Also serving as Site Director at The Renfrew Center of New York City, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a focus on Childhood Development from The George Washington University and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. Ms. Hartman has been with Renfrew since 2013, having interned at the New York site, then holding the positions of Primary Therapist and Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of Boston, and most recently serving as Senior Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of Northern New Jersey. Prior to joining Renfrew, Ms. Hartman served as Clinical Research Coordinator in the Department of Endocrinology at Boston Children’s Hospital.


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 # 886357583-6751) for 2 continuing education contact hours

Registration will remain open until 8:45 am (EDT) on Tuesday, May 4th.

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 Kaitlin Mcfadden at