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Navigating the Unknowns of Pregnancy – Food, Fear, Body Image, & Eating Disorders

Navigating the Unknowns of Pregnancy – Food, Fear, Body Image, & Eating Disorders

Friday, June 4, 2021 • 8:45 am - 11:00 am (CDT)

Free | Live Interactive Training
2 CE
Note: This online seminar is open to professionals residing in Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee only.

Presented by: Heather Maio, PsyD, Assistant Vice President of Clinical & Admission Services, The Renfrew Center

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.

For many women, pregnancy is a joyous time when the body provides for the unborn child and excitement builds for the pleasures, challenges and triumphs that come with bringing new life into the world. Yet, for others, the experience of being pregnant may be terrifying. The “unknowns” of their weight, pressures to keep fit and loss of control over their ever-changing body often create emotional distress culminating in the development of eating disorder behaviors during and after pregnancy.

In this virtual 2 CE workshop, attendees will explore the issues specific to pregnancy, body image and disordered eating. Biopsychosocial factors that contribute to the development and maintenance of disordered eating during and after pregnancy will be examined and strategies for clinicians to provide support and care to pregnant women and their loved ones will be provided.


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 # 886357583-5101) 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 [email protected].

About the Instructor

Heather P. Maio, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist who serves as Assistant Vice President of Clinical and Admission Services for The Renfrew Centers and Clinical Director of The Renfrew Center of Florida. Dr. Maio received her B.S. in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University and her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She completed her Pre-Doctoral Residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worchester State Hospital, and her Post-Doctoral Residency at The Renfrew Center of Florida (specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and their co-morbid pathologies). Dr. Maio has extensive experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Her special interests include the treatment of eating disorders, substance use, relationship issues, women’s issues, and Motivational Interviewing. Dr. Maio maintains a private practice in Boca Raton, Florida, and presents trainings and webcasts frequently on eating disorders and related topics including the need for eating disorder awareness and advocacy for access to treatment.

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