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Event date: 7/21/2023 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Export event
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Demystifying the Eating Disorder

Understanding Signs, Symptoms & Treatment




Presenter: Samantha DeCaro, PsyD, Licensed Clincial Psychologist in PA

Zoom link will be sent to all participants on Thursday, July 20

8:30 am - 9:00 am (CT): Registration/Check-in

9:00 am - 11:00 am(CT):Workshop 

There is no cost to attend this event.. If you would like CEUs, there is a $15.00 fee.

CEUs: 2.0

Workshop Description:

It is estimated that over 28 million Americans will experience an eating disorder in their lifetime. While they affect people of all ages and backgrounds, adolescents are often at heightened risk for development of eating disorders, due to a combination of biological, psychological, and social factors. Social media is one of these contributing factors, which can negatively impact self-image and body image, and in turn reinforce risk for eating disorders.


Please join us for this 2 CE presentation where we will explore the most common eating disorder diagnoses – anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder (BED), and Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder (OSFED) – by defining each disorder and identifying signs and symptoms. From there, we will share assessment ideas and tools, followed by considerations for appropriate treatment options. We will also highlight social media’s impacts on body image and self-esteem, which often generates unrealistic standards and may contribute to the development of eating disorders. Lastly, we’ll close out the presentation, within this context of digital and social media, how students can build a better relationship with their body.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify the 4 most common eating disorders.
  2. Participants will be able to identify 3 warning signs of each of the 4 eating disorders.
  3. Participants will be able to name 3 assessment tools to assess students with eating disorders.
  4. Participants will be able to define Social Media Literacy and identify 3-5 social media red flags that can potentially interfere with eating disorder treatment and recovery.
  5. Participants will be able to identify 5 recommendations of ways to address concerns with a student who may be struggling with an eating disorder concerns and resources for treatment.


8:30 am - 9:00 am (CT): Registration/Check-in

9:00 am - 11:00 am(CT):Workshop 

There is no cost to attend this event.. If you would like CEUs, there is a $15.00 fee.

CEUs: 2.0

Presenter: Samantha DeCaro, PsyD is the Director of Clinical Outreach and Education for The Renfrew Center, a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania, and the co-host of the podcast All Bodies. All Foods. 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

Continuing Education
NASW-IA has determined that this program meets the criteria of the Iowa Board of Social Work for 2.0 hours of social work continuing education. Other professinals are welcome to purchase a CEU certificate if they believe that the program meets the requirements of their professional licensure board.


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