The Renfrew Center Eating Disorder Treatment Facility


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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.

Professional Webinar: Family Therapy - Inviting the Family to Dinner

August 8, 2018

Family Therapy: Inviting the Family to Dinner

Presented by: Mira Franco, LCSW
Site Director, The Renfrew Center of Chicago

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EDT) 

 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EDT) 

Researchers say that sharing a family meal is good for the spirit, mind and health of families. When those affected by an eating disorder are reunited for a family meal, it can be a challenge for all involved. Professionals who invite families to the dinner table for a therapeutic meal can use the experience as a powerful tool for assessment and an opportunity to enhance caregivers’ skill as emotion coaches.

This webinar will offer strategies that professionals can employ to support families in confidently participating in their loved one’s recovery.

About the Presenter

Mira Franco, LCSW, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Chicago. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Illinois – Champaign Urbana. Ms. Franco received clinical training in Family-Based Treatment (FBT) for Eating Disorders from The University of Chicago Medical Center’s Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders. She is dedicated to the provision of quality, family-centered therapy services to strengthen individuals and support families.

*Note: This is a re-broadcast and not a live presentation. Questions can be submitted during the webinar and will be responded to within 24 hours.