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.

Free Recovery Webinar: Building a Better Body Image After Treatment

April 22, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Building a Better Body Image After Treatment

Presented by: Christina Purkiss, LMHC, CEDS
Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Orlando

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EDT) 

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (EDT)  

Body image is a complex concept and, often, the most resistant to improvement in recovery. While treatment does provide the framework to build a better body image, continued work and maintenance are often done after treatment.

Join us as Renfrew expert Christina Purkiss, LMHC, CEDS; Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Orlando, discusses the essentials needed to go “solo” in creating/maintaining a friendship with your body beyond treatment. Attendees will learn how the repetition and reinforcement of negative self-talk, a powerful source of despair and body hatred, can be overtaken by “shifting the script” to the practice of gratitude, respect and self-care. In addition to exploring beauty standards and learning to redefine “beauty,” this presentation will examine the use of social media and its impact on body image.

About the Presenter:

Christina Purkiss, LMHC, CEDS, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Orlando. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida. Prior to joining Renfrew, Ms. Purkiss served as the Program Director for an eating disorders facility in Orlando, overseeing the PHP and IOP programs. She has extensive experience treating individuals with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, and related disorders. In addition, she has worked with various other clinical disorders including substance abuse, depression and anxiety. She is currently the President-elect of the Central Florida iaedp Chapter in Orlando.