For those in recovery from binge eating disorder (BED), the holiday season is often the most stressful and triggering time of the year. A brief overview of the process by which clients use their BED symptoms as strategies in managing distressing emotional experiences will precede an exploration of concrete tools, templates and handouts. These tools are specifically designed to help clients navigate the steps following a binge episode, set boundaries with loved ones, say “no” to burdensome obligations, and create a series of exposure tasks using “forbidden” foods. Weight-based discrimination and weight inclusivity will be examined and interventions for effective application and integration into clinicians’ own personal treatment style to enhance recovery with this complex population will be provided.
To receive access to the handouts, please contact [email protected].
Samantha DeCaro, PsyD, is the Director of Clinical Outreach and Education for The Renfrew Center. 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.