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 Seminar for Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi Professionals: You Want Me to Do What With My Anxiety? Exposure Therapy for Eating Disorders

April 23, 2021, 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM

 You Want Me to Do What With My Anxiety?
Exposure Therapy for Eating Disorders

Presented by: Melanie Smith, PhD, LMHC, CEDS-S
Director of Training for The Renfrew Center

Friday, April 23, 2021 • 8:45 am - 11:00 am (CDT)
(Includes introduction)

Note: This online seminar is open to professionals residing
in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi only.

Held Online via Zoom
(A link will be emailed out prior to the event)

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

Offering 2 CE Credits/Contact Hours

It is not uncommon for individuals with eating disorders to have strong, aversive reactions to situations that occur in everyday life. If we understand eating disorders as emotional disorders, then we should consider interventions that have demonstrated efficacy with other disorders with similar underlying mechanisms, such as anxiety and panic disorders. These interventions that approach, rather than avoid, emotion increase emotional tolerance and decrease the drive to use eating disorder behaviors

This virtual 2 CE workshop will explore the rationale and application of novel, and somewhat controversial, evidence-based interventions such as open weighing, interoceptive exposure and body image/mirror exposure.

About the Presenter:

Melanie Smith, PhD, LMHC, CEDS-S, is the Director of Training for The Renfrew Center. As Director of the Clinical Training Department, she is responsible for developing and implementing clinical training and programming that is consistent with emerging research and evidence-based practice. In this role, she provides ongoing supervision and consultation to clinicians across mental health disciplines for the purpose of continually assessing and improving fidelity and competence of treatment delivery of The Renfrew Unified Treatment Model®. Dr. Smith is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and Approved Supervisor and has extensive training in the Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP) and is a UP Certified Therapist & Trainer.  


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 # 886357583-3692) for 2 continuing education contact hours.

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