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Affirming Eating Disorder Care for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Patients

Affirming Eating Disorder Care for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Patients

Available On-demand, June 1-30, 2023

Free | Available On-demand, June 1-30, 2023

Presented by: Alexandra Poole, LMSW

Held Online via Zoom

This presentation aims to discuss the intersections of gender, sexuality and eating disorder treatment with the intention of increasing gender literacy and creating a safer milieu and treatment experience for trans and gender nonconforming patients. Gender fluidity, body dysphoria vs body dysmorphia and the importance of gender affirming care will be addressed.

Note: To view a version of this presentation with closed captions, please register first then contact [email protected].


#RenfrewHasPride: Pride is the promotion of self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual individuals as a social group. Eating disorders are known to disproportionately impact the LGBTQIA+ community, due to unique body image  and identify concerns, social conformity pressures and body dysmorphia that is known to effect its members. This June, we are proud to announce our Renfrew Has Pride campaign that is dedicated to advocating for, empowering and treating our LGBTQIA+ community and alum. Please join us every Thursday in June to recognize and celebrate Pride month in a variety of free community or professional events dedicated exclusively to our LGBTQIA+ community members or their treating professionals.

Alexandra Poole (she/they), LMSW

Alexandra is a Clinical Assessor for Renfrew@Home Northeast and facilitator of SAGE (Sexuality and Gender Equality) group which holds space for intersectional issues pertaining to LGBTQIA+ patients. Alexandra received their MSW from New York University in 2018 and additionally holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Liberal Arts from NYU. Alexandra transitioned to Renfrew in 2022 after nearly a decade of working with economically disadvantaged and system-involved youth at non-profit community organizations. Alexandra is a disabled queer community activist, writer, and yogi who lives and loves in Brooklyn, NY.

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