The Renfrew Center of Baltimore
The Renfrew Center of Baltimore specializes in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and related mental illnesses. Programming consists of a comprehensive range of services including day treatment, intensive outpatient and group therapy.
The Renfrew Center of Baltimore is conveniently located just off Exit 25 of the I-695 beltway.
Meet Our Clinical Leaders:
Laurie Cooper, PsyD, is the Regional Assistant Vice President. 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.
Laurie Wollman, LCPC, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Baltimore. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Indiana University, her Master’s degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Counseling from Towson University. Ms. Wollman has more than 16 years of experience in the mental health field, working in a variety of settings including Residential, Outpatient, Partial Day in both direct care and management, as well as educational. She has extensive experience with the child and adolescent population and has served in management positions for the past 10 years. Ms. Wollman served as a member of the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Gala Committee for four years.
2 CE Seminar for Professionals
Helping Mothers and Daughters Stay Resilient
Presented by: Laurie Cooper, PsyD
Regional Assistant Vice President for The Renfrew Centers
This presentation will explore the identity development of girls and women over the lifespan and highlight the influences that shape perceptions of what it means to be female in today’s culture. Most often, these influences include both overt and covert messages from family and friends as well as the effects of cultural background, affiliations, and responses to the current media.
In this presentation we will examine the “down side” of the myth of the perfect female – how such unattainable expectations develop and are maintained. Mothers and daughters each grapple with issues such as perfection, body image, service, performance, and their own self-evaluations as they relate to these issues. The dynamics of a mother-daughter relationship can often significantly influence how these challenges are met; mother-daughter and daughter-mother communication can be a key factor in navigating this process in an authentic manner. When this dynamic is troubled, there are protective factors that may be cultivated to add increased resilience for young women just developing their sense of self. Promoting positive body image, enhancing body image in vulnerable populations and utilizing direct intervention with mothers and daughters are all mechanisms for cultivating authenticity and resilience for mothers, daughters and all women in today’s culture.
Finally, this presentation will provide an overview of treatment for body image issues and eating disorders, particularly as it relates to the inclusion of mother-daughter pairs.
Offering 2 CE Credits
Cost: $20 • Lunch will be served
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Registration: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Presentation: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tour of Site: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: The Exchange Building • Conference Room, 2nd Floor
1122 Kenilworth Drive • Towson, MD 21204
For questions, please contact Melissa Falzarano: 1-877-367-3383 or email@example.com.
The Renfrew Center of Baltimore offers an Eating Disorders Group.
The Eating Disorders Group is for adolescent girls and women of all ages who have struggled with disordered eating. Led by an experienced therapist, the group actively engages participants with each other to explore and understand the emotional and relational functions of their disordered eating and develop strategies to connect to emotions, improve communication and achieve recovery-focused goals.
*Ideal for those seeking extra support during their recovery.
Date: Meets on Wednesday Evenings
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Baltimore
For more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact 1-800-RENFREW.