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Since 1985, The Renfrew Centers have been providing clinical excellence within a nurturing environment  empowering adolescent girls and women to change their lives.

Free Recovery Webinar: Mothers and Daughters - The Ties that Bind and the Hands that Heal

May 23, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Mothers and Daughters:
The Ties that Bind and the Hands that Heal

Presented by: Laurie Cooper, PsyD

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EDT) 

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (EDT)  

The relationship a daughter has with her mother is inherently a powerful one. Often, a daughter’s first role model is her mother. And, oh, what a double-edged dynamic this can set up! How a daughter perceives herself, her body, and the world is often tied to her mother’s view as well. In order to maximize the positive aspects of this important relationship, the ties that bind a daughter to her mother can be symbolically viewed as hands that help one heal in recovery.

In this webinar, Dr. Laurie Cooper will explore the complex relationship that a daughter has with her mother. Concrete examples will be used to examine the elements of the mother-daughter relationship and how this dyad can support both recovery and self-acceptance. We hope you can join us for an enlightening hour that explores this influential dynamic!

About the Presenter:

Laurie Cooper, PsyD, is the Regional Assistant Vice President and Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Nashville. Dr. Cooper received her Doctorate of Psychology from Baylor University and completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. An Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University, her clinical and administrative experience includes 25 years of care in outpatient and intensive-care settings treating eating disorders, women’s issues and child and adolescent assessment/intervention. Dr. Cooper is a frequent lecturer on the topics of best practices in the treatment of eating disorders and helping mothers and daughters be authentic and resilient. She is a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders, National Eating Disorders Association, Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee, The Nashville Psychotherapy Institute, RenewED, and the National Academy of Professional Women.