Alumni Events

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2023: Empowering Self-Image Art Group

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2022

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2023: Empowering Self-Image Art Group

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 • 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm (ET)

Live Interactive Event

Led by: Kyle Congdon, ATR-BC & Sondra Rosenberg, ATR-BC

Held Online

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In honor of Eating Disorders Awareness Week, this art therapy workshop will empower participants to reexamine preconceived notions about our struggles, vulnerabilities and self-worth. We will use discussion and art-making to envision what strength and power could look like in each of us and how we can work with and build on the very qualities that we resist within ourselves.

*Please have a paper, pencil and any other desired art supplies on hand for this group.

The Renfrew Center is proud to join other eating disorder organizations throughout the country to celebrate Eating Disorders Awareness Week, held February 27 – March 5, 2023. Our theme this year, We’ve Got the Power, aims to acknowledge the effects of societal pressures to look or live a certain way. Learn more about our campaign as well as other events here.

Kyle Congdon, ATR-BC

Led by:

Kyle Congdon, ATR-BC, Creative Arts Therapies Supervisor at The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia’s residential site, leads groups which address active expression of emotion, identity, culture, and various other topics. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Art Therapy from Arcadia University and his Master’s degree in Art Therapy from Marywood University. Prior to joining The Renfrew Center, Mr. Congdon introduced art therapy into both home and school settings, where he worked with people of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. Mr. Congdon currently resides in Philadelphia, PA, where he also works as a freelance artist, integrating his love of art to all levels of his life.

Sondra Rosenberg, ATR-BC

Sondra Rosenberg, ATR-BC, Creative Arts Therapies Supervisor at The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia, leads groups which address body image, emotional expression, media literacy and mindful eating. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Visual Art from Oberlin College and her Master’s degree in Art Therapy from New York University. Ms. Rosenberg has presented regionally on the use of art therapy in the treatment of eating disorders, self-injury and trauma. A collection of patient artwork that she curated has been exhibited at conferences, universities and galleries throughout the Philadelphia area. Ms. Rosenberg brings a deep passion for art and a strong commitment to empowering women through creativity. She maintains a small private practice in her home studio in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia.

 

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