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.

The Renfrew Conference

The 31st Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals:
Perspectives on Feminism, Eating Disorders and Beyond

Held Virtually • Beginning Friday, November 12, 2021

Since 1991, the Conference has provided eating disorders education and training for professionals in which to discover, debate and share the best of what we bring to our profession. This year, we recognize the importance of connecting as a community to build and reinforce our shared values, resiliency and hope for the future. Join us as we look back on the impact of this past year and explore treatment, cultural and familial influences, prevention, recovery, trauma, and so much more. 

Our theme “Perspectives on Feminism, Eating Disorders and Beyond” will cover topics and treatment practices including but not limited to:

• Social Justice & Marginalized Populations
      BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Weight Stigma
• Trauma
• The Therapeutic Relationship
• Nutrition Therapy
• Cultural and Family Influences
• Evidence-based Treatment Approaches

Registration for our 2021 VIRTUAL Conference will open on Monday, June 14, 2021.

Gabourey, also known to her fans as "Gabby," made her film debut as the title character in Lee Daniels' Academy Award-nominated film, Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire.

Gabby charms audiences with her self-deprecating tales of growing up with a polygamous father and a subway-performing mother in New York City, her first job as a phone sex operator and her atypical rise to stardom. She nimbly weaves her self-aware, witty takes on friendship, depression, celebrity, fashion, race, and weight into her story, delighting listeners while consistently challenging their pre-conceived notions of what it means to truly embrace yourself. She encourages everyone to be proud of what makes you different—and use that difference to make dreams come true.


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Click here to read the history of the Renfrew Conference from Conference Chair, Judi Goldstein.