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 Orlando, FL Professionals: Permission to Pause - Supporting College Students in Pursuing a Higher Level of Care

August 21, 2020, 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Permission to Pause:
Supporting College Students in Pursuing a Higher Level of Care

Presented by: Laura McLain, PsyD
Site Director, The Renfrew Center of Atlanta

Friday, August 21, 2020 • 8:45 am - 11:00 am (EDT)
(Includes introduction)

Note: Space is limited. This online seminar is open
to professionals in the Orlando, FL area 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

Attempting to balance classes, social life, internships and extracurricular activities is a challenge for most college students – particularly those struggling with disordered eating. When presented with the recommendation to a higher level of care, these students often avoid accepting much-needed support and erect barriers to justify opting out of treatment. Unfortunately, postponing recommended eating disorder treatment often exacerbates eating disorder behaviors and creates longer-lasting obstacles on the road to recovery.

This virtual 2 CE workshop will explore the unique challenges clinicians are up against when making the case for time-sensitive treatment with students needing a higher level of care. Discussion will highlight techniques to integrate flexibility into academic scheduling as well as many other creative options and solutions to meet students’ level of motivation and help them receive the level of care they need.

About the Presenter:

Laura McLain, PsyD, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Atlanta. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge and her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. Dr. McLain has worked in a variety of settings and with several different populations including children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities, emerging adults, depression, anxiety, self-esteem and identity issues, addictions, and relationship issues. In addition to her role at Renfrew, she also works in private practice serving individuals suffering with eating disorders, addictions and trauma. Dr. McLain is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA) and is the Social Media Chair for the iaedp Atlanta Chapter.  

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