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 Atlanta, GA Professionals: Focusing on Emotions - A Transdiagnostic Approach to Treating Complex Eating Disorders

June 26, 2020, 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Focusing on Emotions: A Transdiagnostic Approach
to Treating Complex Eating Disorders

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

Friday, June 26, 2020 • 8:45 am - 11:00 am (EDT)
(Includes introduction)

Registration is full.
To be added to the waitlist, please contact kkrausz@renfrewcenter.com.


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

Note: Space is limited. This online seminar is open 
to professionals in the Atlanta, GA area only.

This 2 CE presentation examines the psychological complexity of eating disorders and explores the benefits of a cutting edge, evidence-based trans-diagnostic treatment which focuses on emotional awareness and exposure. There is now growing evidence that emotional avoidance is a maintaining factor for eating disorders as well as co-morbid conditions such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse and trauma response. Treatment which specifically focuses on targeting emotional avoidance, while developing emotional awareness, tolerance and acceptance, can provide an integrated, unified approach to resolve the myriad of symptoms which are often associated with the complex eating disorder client. 

This workshop will apply concepts from David Barlow’s Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders to the treatment of complex eating disorder patients. Lecture, small group activities and experiential exposure demonstrations will be utilized.


About the Presenter:

Melanie Smith, PhD, LMHC, CEDS-S, is the Director of Training for The Renfrew Center. As Director of the corporate 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 Renfrew staff to continually assess and improve fidelity and competence of treatment delivery of The Renfrew Unified Treatment Model®. Ms. Smith has extensive training and experience in the Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP) and is a UP Certified Therapist & Trainer. She has presented workshops on topics related to eating disorders for professional conferences, insurance companies, community mental health agencies, treatment centers, hospitals and universities.


CE credits will be sent via email within two weeks after the online seminar evaluation has been completed.

For questions, please contact Kelly Krausz at kkrausz@renfrewcenter.com.