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 Kentucky and Missouri Professionals: Navigating Complexity - Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

August 7, 2020, 10:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Navigating Complexity:
Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Presented by: Laurie Cooper, PsyD, HSP, CEDS-S
Regional Assistant Vice President of Operations, The Renfrew Centers

Friday, August 7, 2020 • 10:45 am - 1:00 pm (CDT)
(Includes introduction)



Note: Space is limited. This online seminar is open to professionals
residing in Kentucky or Missouri 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

All mental health conditions should be approached with the utmost care in considering the basic ethical practices common to each clinical discipline—confidentiality and informed consent, operating within one’s scope of competency and ensuring practices that do not cause harm to our clients. However, the numerous ethical issues facing eating disorders practitioners may differ significantly from those ethics conundrums that arise in work with a general client base.

  • What happens when the medically compromised client is experiencing intense ambivalence about treatment?
  • How do we ensure we are knowledgeable enough about the complexity of the eating disorders field to be operating within our scope of expertise?
  • Can we provide efficacious care and include the client’s own preferences, when the illness appears to have significantly disrupted the patient’s judgment and value system?
  • How might the lack of professionals with eating disorder expertise impact our ability to seek supervision or consultation?

This virtual 2 CE training will cover these issues and more, using case examples to illustrate common areas of ethical difficulties specific to working with individuals with eating disorders.


About the Presenter:

Laurie Cooper, PsyD, HSP, CEDS-S, is Regional Assistant Vice President at The Renfrew Center. Dr. Cooper oversees the clinical and administrative operations of the Baltimore and Bethesda, MD; Nashville, TN; and Pittsburgh, PA locations. She received her Doctorate of Psychology from Baylor University and completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. An Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Cooper has maintained a life-long commitment to prevention, advocacy and treatment for those suffering with eating disorders; as well as education, training and supervision for new professionals. She is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and active in the Academy of Eating Disorders, National Eating Disorders Association, RenewED Eating Disorder Support and the National Academy of Professional Women. Dr. Cooper is a frequent lecturer on the topics of Ethical Considerations and Best Practices in the Treatment of Eating Disorders, Christian Based Treatment of Eating Disorders and Helping Mothers and Daughters be Authentic and Resilient in Today’s Culture.


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.