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When Talk Therapy Isn’t Enough: In Vivo Exposures and Eating Disorder Treatment

Virtual 1.5 CE Training

When Talk Therapy Isn’t Enough: In Vivo Exposures and Eating Disorder Treatment

Friday, September 8, 2023 • 8:45 am - 10:30 am (ET)

Free | Live Interactive Training
Offering 1.5 CE Credits
Note: This online training is open to professionals residing in the Southeast.

Presented by: Samantha DeCaro, PsyD - Director of Clinical Outreach & Education, The Renfrew Center

Held Online via Zoom

Attendees will need access to wi-fi and a device with audio capabilities.

About the Training

Despite promising preliminary evidence that in vivo exposure work effectively targets the fear and avoidance associated with eating disorder cycles, these interventions continue to be underutilized in treatment. Most therapists and dietitians aim to utilize empirically supported approaches in their practices; however, many opt out of exposure work reportedly due to their own lack of confidence associated with implementing these interventions and/or a misconception that clients will dislike the emotional and physical intensity of the tasks.

This virtual 1.5 CE presentation will confront the common barriers to exposure work while equipping providers with the tools needed to effectively execute a Coached Meal.



  • 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 # 886357583-4460) for 1.5 continuing education contact hours.

CE credit/contact hour certificates will be sent via email about two weeks after the online seminar evaluation has been completed.

For questions, please contact [email protected].


Samantha DeCaro

About the Presenter

Samantha DeCaro, PsyD, is the Director of Clinical Outreach and Education for The Renfrew Center and is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at LaSalle University, and her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, CA. She has been with Renfrew since 2012, completing her post-doctoral residency at The Renfrew Center Philadelphia – Spring Lane, then holding the position of Primary Therapist, and most recently serving as Assistant Clinical Director. As Renfrew’s national spokesperson, Dr. DeCaro has been featured in the media as an eating disorder expert on various television shows, radio programs, podcasts, and online magazines. She is a frequent lecturer and serves as the Alumni Representative for The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia.

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