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 MA, ME, NH, RI, & VT Professionals: Eat, Escape, Regret, Repeat. Concrete Mindfulness Interventions for Binge Eating Disorder

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

Eat, Escape, Regret, Repeat. 
Concrete Mindfulness Interventions for Binge Eating Disorder

Presented by: Samantha DeCaro, PsyD
Assistant Clinical Director, The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia - Spring Lane

Thursday, April 8, 2021 • 8:45 am - 11:00 am (EDT)
(Includes introduction)

Note: This online seminar is open to professionals residing
in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, & Vermont 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

Mindfulness, also known as present-focused awareness, is the practice of anchoring into the present moment and observing one’s inner and outer world without judgment. Following a brief overview of the true goals of mindfulness and a review of the DSM-V criteria for Binge Eating Disorder (BED), this virtual 2 CE presentation will provide clarity as to how mindfulness practice can be used as a powerful tool in the treatment of BED. 

Content will provide skills for both client and clinician to effectively anchor into all components of their emotional experiences. Attendees will discover the process by which BED symptoms may become maladaptive behavioral strategies that allow clients to escape from their primary or secondary emotional experiences. Concrete interventions for effective application and integration into clinicians’ own personal treatment style will be provided to enhance recovery with this complex population.

About the Presenter:

Samantha DeCaro, PsyD, is the Assistant Clinical Director at The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia and a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. Dr. DeCaro received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at LaSalle University, and her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, CA. Dr. DeCaro provides both clinical supervision and training to primary therapists, counselors and post-doctoral residents at Renfrew’s residential treatment facility in Philadelphia. She has been featured in the media as an eating disorder expert on various television shows, radio programs, podcasts, and online magazines.


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 # 886357583-8476) 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.

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