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Treating the Whole Person: A Transdiagnostic CBT Approach to the Treatment of Eating Disorders

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Rebecca Berman, LCSW-C, LCSW, MLSP, CEDS-S
1 Hour 01 Minutes
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Jan 17, 2022
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Emotional avoidance is a distinguishing feature of eating disorders as well as many other clinical conditions, including anxiety and depression which often co-occur with disordered eating and body image concerns. This session will demonstrate how emotional awareness, tolerance, and acceptance can be built utilizing transdiagnostic treatment.



This online program is worth 1.25 hours CPD.



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Rebecca Berman, LCSW-C, LCSW, MLSP, CEDS-S, (she/her), is a Clinical Training Specialist at The Renfrew Center. She specializes in treating eating disorders and trauma. Ms. Berman also has a special interest in working with the transgender population. Ms. Berman co-authored The Renfrew Unified Treatment for Eating Disorders and Comorbidity - Therapist Guide. She co-developed and supervises the Trauma Track and trauma therapists throughout The Renfrew Center organization. Ms. Berman has presented nationally on the transdiagnostic treatment of eating disorders and the treatment of trauma and eating disorders. She has hosted several webinars on a variety of eating disorder-related topics and has also lobbied on Capitol Hill. Maintaining a private practice in Arlington, VA, she is a member of the Eating Disorders Coalition, the Academy of Eating Disorders, the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and the National Association of Social Workers. She is the treasurer of the Baltimore Metro Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Rebecca Berman has an employment with the Anxiety Institute and the Renfrew Center. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Rebecca Berman is a member of the National Association for Social Workers and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.


  1. Analyze at least 2 maintaining factors of eating disorders. 
  2. Formulate at least 3 benefits of using a transdiagnostic approach to treat eating disorders and body image concerns 
  3. Conduct two emotion awareness skills. 


  • Context of the Problem: Patient Complexity, Complexity of Treatment Modalities, Research-Practice Gap 
  • Solution to the Problem:  Transdiagnostic Model & the Unified Protocol, Emotional Awareness tools to put into immediate practice 
  • Building Emotional Tolerance through Emotional Exposure.  Video demonstration and practice exercises in building and facilitating cognitive flexibility and empathy 
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks 

Target Audience

  • Counselors 
  • Social Workers 
  • Psychologists 
  • Psychiatrists 
  • Marriage & Family Therapists 
  • Addiction Counselors 
  • Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians 
  • Nurses 
  • Other Mental Health Professionals 


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