The Renfrew Center of New York
The Renfrew Center of New York 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.
The New York site is within walking distance to all major NYC buses, trains and subways and is handicap accessible.
Meet our Clinical Team:
Lori Grossman Ciotti, LICSW, is the Assistant Vice President of the Northeast Region of The Renfrew Centers. She received her Bachelor's degree in English from Tufts University and her Master's degree in Social Work from Simmons College. Ms. Ciotti is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and has extensive business experience including founding and managing her own company. Most recently, she was the Corporate Clinic Director for a multi-site mental health facility in the Boston area.
Amy Edelstein, LCSW, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of New York. She received her Master’s degree from Fordham University School of Social Services and Post-Graduate Certification in Advanced Clinical Practice from New York University. Prior to joining Renfrew, Ms. Edelstein worked at Safe Horizon, where she held several positions including: Director of the Staten Island Community Program, Clinical Supervisor for the Manhattan-Bronx Community Program, Psychotherapist at the Counseling Center, and Coordinator of the Rape Crisis Program. Ms. Edelstein is a media expert for sexual violence and trauma, featured on CBS News, PIX 11, Huffington Post Live, and FOX News. She previously served as Chair of the Staten Island Sexual Assault Task Force and was honored by NASW-NYC chapter with the Emerging Leader Award in 2012.
Catherine Silver, LCSW, is the Senior Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of New York. She received a double Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Work, and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University. Prior to joining Renfrew, Ms. Silver served as a Multi-Systemic Psychiatric Therapist providing intensive individual and family therapy to families of at-risk youth. Additionally, she completed a pre-career program at New York Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Division on the Eating Disorder Inpatient Unit, underwent post-graduate training at the Ackerman Institute for the Family; received a Certificate of Completion from the Postpartum Support International’s Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care, and is a Certified Rape Crisis Counselor through the New York City Department of Health. Ms. Silver was featured on Fox 5 NY’s segment Good Day Street Talk discussing eating disorders and treatment services at The Renfrew Center.
2 CE Event for Professionals
Eat, Escape, Regret, Repeat: Concrete Mindfulness Interventions
with BED Patients
Presented by: Samantha DeCaro, PsyD
Assistant Clinical Director, The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia
Mindfulness, also known as present-focused awareness, is the practice of anchoring into the present moment and observing one’s inner and outer world without judgment. Following a brief overview of the true goals of mindfulness and a review of the DSM-V criteria for BED, this CE presentation will provide clarity as to how mindfulness practice can be used as a powerful tool in the treatment of Binge Eating Disorder (BED).
Content will include an exploration and application of Health at Every Size (HAES) principles and provide skills for both client and clinician to effectively anchor into all components of their emotional experiences. Attendees will discover the process by which BED symptoms may become maladaptive behavioral strategies that allow clients to escape from their primary or secondary emotional experiences. Concrete interventions for effective application and integration into clinicians’ own personal treatment style will be provided to enhance recovery with this complex population.
Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Registration: 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Seminar: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: The Renfrew Center of New York
Cost: $20 • A light breakfast will be served
Annual Alumni Reunion: Falling Forward Into Recovery
Moving in a forward direction is key to recovery, no matter how rapid or slow the pace of that movement might be. This year’s reunion theme, Falling Forward Into Recovery, reflects that belief. Like any undertaking, the road to recovery unfolds gradually and has phases that range from scary and overwhelming to calm and joyful. Join us for an enlightening day of workshops in which you will reconnect with fellow alumni and strengthen your journey as you move forward in recovery.
We invite you to bring one person to celebrate with you and fine-tune their skills for supporting your recovery.
Free event • Lunch will be provided
Date: Saturday, October 14th
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of New York
For more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact 1-800-RENFREW.