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 Seminar: Birmingham, AL - 4 CE Credits

May 17, 2019, 8:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Christian-Based Treatment of Eating Disorders:
Reconciling Self, Life and God

Presented by: Laurie Cooper, PsyD & Edith A. Majors, MS, MAIS, LPC

Walk-ins welcome!

Date: Friday, May 17, 2019

7:30 am - 8:15 am: Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:15 am - 12:30 pm: Seminar

LocationHyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel
1000 Riverchase Galleria • Birmingham, AL 35244

Cost: $55
Student Rate: $40*

Breakfast included

4 CE Credits

Open to all practitioners; those who treat Christian clients and 
those just wanting to learn more.

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This seminar will examine the complex characteristics of eating disorders and explore the impact of the social/cultural risk factors that influence both their development and maintenance. Attendees will learn strategies for effectively using mindfulness and emotional awareness while incorporating Christian scripture, prayer and meditation in their work with individuals, families and groups.

Experiential exercises will be demonstrated and practiced to assist participants in integrating these methods into their professional practice. The value of two concepts crucial to recovery—finding true worth and letting go of cultural expectations—will be addressed.

About the Presenters:

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.

Edith A. Majors, MS, MAIS, LPC, NCC, is the Christian Community Liaison for The Renfrew Center, and a Therapist providing care to adolescent girls and women who present with an eating disorder diagnosis and other behavioral health issues. She received her Master’s degree in Counseling from Southern Methodist University and a second Master’s degree in Brain and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas. Certified as a Belief Therapist through the Therapon Institute, she is a counselor of Christian faith. Ms. Majors also works with the Family Court System as a court-appointed child custody evaluator and assists churches and other organizations to train lay counselors and build biblically-based counseling programs to meet the ever growing demand for Christian counseling.

*Photocopy of Student ID must accompany registration form. Students must be enrolled in a post-undergraduate program.  

The Renfrew Center Foundation will administer a full refund for cancellations within three weeks of the seminar date. Cancellations less than three weeks of the seminar date will be issued a transferable credit toward a future seminar.

For questions, please contact Melissa Falzarano: 1-877-367-3383 or