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: Permission to Pause - Supporting College Students in Pursuing a Higher Level of Care

March 28, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Permission to Pause: Supporting College Students
in Pursuing a Higher Level of Care

Presented by: Lori Ciotti, LICSW
Regional Assistant Vice President
& Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Boston

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EDT)

Attempting to balance classes, social life, internships, and extracurricular activities is a challenge for most college students – especially those struggling with disordered eating. When presented with the recommendation of a higher level of care, these students often avoid accepting this much-needed support and typically throw out perceived barriers to justify their opting out of treatment. In reality, postponing recommended eating disorder treatment often exacerbates eating disorder behaviors and creates longer-lasting obstacles on the road to recovery.

This webinar will discuss the unique challenges of working with students who need a higher level of care when making the case for time-sensitive treatment. Discussion will highlight ways to practice flexibility with academic schedules, as well as other creative solutions, to meet students’ level of motivation, and help them receive the level of care they need.

About the Presenter:

Lori Ciotti, LICSW, is the Regional Assistant Vice President and Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Boston. 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.