The Renfrew Center Eating Disorder Treatment Facility


First in Eating Disorders

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

Professional Event: Philadelphia, PA - 2 CE Credits

April 13, 2018, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

In conjunction with iaedp, join The Renfrew Center Foundation for a 2 CE training.

Culture Jamming: Creative Resistance to Toxic Culture
in Eating Disorder Recovery

Presented by: Sondra Rosenberg, ATR-BC
Creative Arts Therapies Supervisor

Date: Friday, April 13, 2018

Breakfast & Networking: 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Seminar: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Tour: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location: The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia
475 Spring Lane • Philadelphia, PA 19128
Lot parking is available

Donation to iaedp: $20 iaedp members
$25 non-members

Debates about the role of culture in the etiology of eating disorders are ubiquitous. While individuals working toward recovery may or may not cite cultural influences as defining factors in their eating disorder, anyone working toward recovery will have to navigate within a culture that often feeds into disordered views about food, feelings, bodies, desire, gender, sexuality, and “self-improvement.”

This presentation will outline and discuss a weekly art therapy program, embedded within a residential treatment center that is designed to help patients understand, resist and change the cultural matrix in which recovery must take root, embedded within a residential treatment center. Through a series of creative, exposure-based art therapy prompts, patients are guided through a process of analyzing popular culture including social media, examining their own reactions to media exposures and creating new media to promote cultural engagement consistent with their recovery goals. Examples of patient work will be presented and attendees will have a chance to engage in an experiential activity adapted from the Culture Jamming program.

For more information, please contact Melissa Falzarano at 1-877-367-3383 or