Today, Kathy is joined by Melanie Smith, PhD, LMHC, CEDSS, and their topic is very timely as they focus on maintaining the therapeutic relationship and supporting eating disorders treatment and recovery while social distancing.
Melanie Smith, PhD, LMHC, CEDS-S, is the Director of Training for The Renfrew Center. As Director of the corporate Clinical Training Department, she is responsible for developing and implementing clinical training and programming that is consistent with emerging research and evidence-based practice. In this role, she provides ongoing supervision and consultation to Renfrew staff to continually assess and improve fidelity and competence of treatment delivery of The Renfrew Unified Treatment Model®. Ms. Smith has extensive training and experience in the Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP) and is a UP Certified Therapist & Trainer. She has presented workshops on topics related to eating disorders for professional conferences, insurance companies, community mental health agencies, treatment centers, hospitals and universities.