Free Recovery Webinar: What’s in Your Backpack? Self-Care Tools for Back-to-School
September 18, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
What’s in Your Backpack?
Self-Care Tools for Back-to-School
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
The return of another school year brings packed schedules, a busier social calendar and pressure to excel in class. Navigating this often-stressful time during the school year becomes much easier and more manageable when armed with self-care tools that can help students feel confident in their recovery.
Hosted by Rachel Tenny, MA, LPC, Alumni Services Coordinator, and Dr. Laura McLain, Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Atlanta, this webinar will explore common stressors/antecedents that impact eating disorder recovery for high school and college students. Topics discussed will include: self-care methods, diet and exercise approaches, eating with others, comments by peers, and negative body talk. Dr. McLain will provide tips and tools to ensure individuals have a "backpack" full of self-care ideas, strategies for meal planning, support-system building tips, boundary setting plans, and stress/anxiety management skills.
About the Presenters:
Rachel Tenny, MA, LPC, is Renfrew's Alumni Services Coordinator. She received both her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a concentration in Creative Art Therapy, and her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University. Ms. Tenny has worked in Residential, PHP, and IOP levels of care in both South Carolina and North Carolina. She is passionate about helping women embrace recovery and find their value outside of their eating disorder.
Laura McLain, PsyD, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Atlanta. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge and her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. Dr. McLain has worked in a variety of settings and with several different populations including children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities, emerging adults, depression, anxiety, self-esteem and identity issues, addictions, and relationship issues. In addition to her role at Renfrew, she also works in private practice serving individuals suffering with eating disorders, addictions and trauma. Dr. McLain is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA) and is the Social Media Chair for the iaedp Atlanta Chapter.