The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles
The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles specializes in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and related mental illnesses. Programming consists of a comprehensive range of services including day treatment, intensive outpatient and group therapy.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles has shifted all Day and Intensive Outpatient Programming (IOP) to a virtual platform until further notice. All of our clinical leaders have been trained in using this platform, and therapist guides and patient handbooks have been rolled out. Additionally, to support prospective patients seeking treatment during this time of uncertainty, we are still offering assessments and taking admissions at our Residential level of care in Philadelphia, PA and Coconut Creek, FL.
For more information and current updates, please click here or call 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739).
"Through my work with Renfrew, I have found life again. I have been able to laugh, rediscover my values and reconnect with my family and friends. I have gone back to work, back to dating and back to being the girl I was always meant to be!"
-Lee • Alumna, The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles
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Meet Our Clinical Leader:
Paula Edwards-Gayfield, LCMHCS, LPC, CEDS-S, is the Assistant Vice President at The Renfrew Center, overseeing clinical and administrative operations at the Atlanta, GA; Los Angeles, CA; Orlando, FL; Paramus, NJ; and West Palm Beach, FL locations. A Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma and LPC Supervisor in North Carolina, she received her Master’s degree in Counseling from the UNC at Charlotte. Ms. Edwards-Gayfield has extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families, with special interest in the treatment of eating disorders, women’s issues, relationship concern, mood and anxiety disorders, and life adjustments. A National Certified Counselor, she is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Oklahoma Counseling Association, Oklahoma Eating Disorder Association, and certified with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp). Ms. Edwards-Gayfield is a frequent presenter at local and national conferences, primarily discussing eating disorders and diversity.
Virtual Meet & Greet
Meet our clinical leaders including: Paula Edwards-Gayfield, LCMHCS, LPC, CEDS-S, Assistant Vice President, and Meghan Jain, MD, Psychiatrist at The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about Renfrew's programs and services and network with local colleagues in the field.
Date: Monday, August 24, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (PDT)
Held Online via Zoom: A link will be sent via email upon registration
For questions, please contact Amaia Perta, MS, at email@example.com.
Virtual 2 CE Seminar for California Professionals
Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Presented by: Laurie Cooper, PsyD, HSP, CEDS-S
Regional Assistant Vice President of Operations, The Renfrew Centers
All mental health conditions should be approached with the utmost care in considering the basic ethical practices common to each clinical discipline—confidentiality and informed consent, operating within one’s scope of competency and ensuring practices that do not cause harm to our clients. However, the numerous ethical issues facing eating disorders practitioners may differ significantly from those ethics conundrums that arise in work with a general client base.
- What happens when the medically compromised client is experiencing intense ambivalence about treatment?
- How do we ensure we are knowledgeable enough about the complexity of the eating disorders field to be operating within our scope of expertise?
- Can we provide efficacious care and include the client’s own preferences, when the illness appears to have significantly disrupted the patient’s judgment and value system?
- How might the lack of professionals with eating disorder expertise impact our ability to seek supervision or consultation?
This 2 CE training will cover these issues and more, using case examples to illustrate common areas of ethical difficulties specific to working with individuals with eating disorders.
Date: Friday, August 14, 2020
Time: 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm (PDT) - Includes introduction
Held Online via Zoom: A link will be emailed out prior to the event
Note: Space is limited. This online seminar is open to professionals residing in California only.
Attendees will need access to wi-fi, and a device with a camera, microphone and audio capabilities.
The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles offers the following outpatient groups:
Eating Disorders Group
This group is for adolescent girls and women of all ages who have struggled with disordered eating. Led by an experienced therapist, the group actively engages participants with each other to explore and understand the emotional and relational functions of their disordered eating and develop strategies to connect to emotions, improve communication and achieve recovery-focused goals.
*Ideal for those seeking extra support during their recovery.
Date: Meets weekly on Wednesdays
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (PDT)
Thirty Something and Beyond Group
This group helps participants 30 years of age or older explore the connections between their eating concerns and other life challenges in the family, social and occupational areas.
Date: Meets weekly on Wednesdays
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (PDT)
Support Persons Community Group
This group provides additional support during the treatment process to anyone viewed as a Support Person - siblings, parents, spouses, friends, partners, significant others, or caretakers. Attendees receive guidance from clinical staff and each other, while learning how to effectively communicate with their loved one and help them move forward in their recovery.
Date: Meets weekly on Tuesdays
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (PDT)
The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles is in-network with most major insurance carriers, including but not limited to:
Anthem Blue Cross
California Blue Shield
United Behavioral Health - Optum
For more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact 1-800-RENFREW.