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Why Telehealth? The Renfrew Center’s Groundbreaking Virtual Treatment Outcomes

Why Telehealth? The Renfrew Center’s Groundbreaking Virtual Treatment Outcomes

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (ET)

Free | Professional Webinar
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (ET)

Presented by: Melanie Smith, PhD, LMHC, CEDS-C - Director of Training, The Renfrew Center

Held Online

In 2023, Renfrew’s Research and Training Departments published the groundbreaking article, Traditional vs. Virtual Partial Hospital Program for Eating Disorders: Feasibility and Preliminary Comparison of Effects, in the scholarly journal European Eating Disorder Review. This webinar will highlight the findings from this multi-year project that explored treatment outcomes for both Renfrew’s in-person and virtual partial hospital programs using The Renfrew Center Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders (UTM)®.

These exciting results showcase the benefits of telehealth delivery of an evidence-based treatment for patients, highlighting improvements in eating disorder symptoms, depression, and emotional avoidance. This presentation will review the methodology, clinical outcomes, and accessibility of virtual treatment as outlined by this study, with time for a question-and-answer session.

About the Presenter

Melanie Smith, PhD, LMHC, CEDS-C, is the Director of Training for The Renfrew Center. In this role she is responsible for developing and implementing clinical training and programming that is consistent with emerging research and evidence-based practice. Dr. Smith is co-author of the peer-reviewed treatment manual and patient workbook, The Renfrew Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders and Comorbidity published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Smith is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and Approved Supervisor and is a Certified Therapist & Trainer of the Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP).

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