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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: Sexual Violence and Eating Disorders: Leaving the Imprint of the Monster Behind

June 6, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Sexual Violence and Eating Disorders:
Leaving the Imprint of the Monster Behind

Presented by: Amy Edelstein, LCSW
Site Director, The Renfrew Center of New York

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EDT)

The impact of sexual violence can be devastating for most women, often resulting in feelings of guilt, isolation, betrayal, and terror. In an attempt, albeit futile, to regain power and control over their emotions, identity and body, many of those affected may turn to the use of food rituals and behaviors as a panacea.

This webinar will examine the correlation between sexual violence and the development of an eating disorder, explore the adaptive function of eating disorder behaviors to manage post-traumatic reactions and explore effective intervention strategies. Ms. Edelstein will share aspects from a case example to highlight the importance of the therapeutic alliance with this population.

About the Presenter:

Amy Edelstein, LCSW, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of New York. She received her Master’s degree from Fordham University School of Social Services and Post-Graduate Certification in Advanced Clinical Practice from New York University. Prior to joining Renfrew, Ms. Edelstein worked at Safe Horizon, where she held several positions including: Director of the Staten Island Community Program, Clinical Supervisor for the Manhattan-Bronx Community Program, Psychotherapist at the Counseling Center, and Coordinator of the Rape Crisis Program. Ms. Edelstein is a media expert for sexual violence and trauma, featured on CBS News, PIX 11, Huffington Post Live, and FOX News. She previously served as Chair of the Staten Island Sexual Assault Task Force and was honored by NASW-NYC chapter with the Emerging Leader Award in 2012.