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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.

Professional Seminar: 4 CE Seminar in Charlotte, NC - Invisible Women: Eating Disorders, Perfectionism and Body Image at Midlife and Beyond

September 25, 2020, 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Invisible Women: Eating Disorders, Perfectionism and
Body Image at Midlife and Beyond

Presented by: Margo Maine, PhD, FAED, CEDS
Advisory Committee Member, The Renfrew Center Clinical Excellence Board
& Member, The Renfrew Center Foundation’s Conference Committee

Friday, September 25, 2020

7:30 am – 8:15 am: Check-in & Breakfast
8:15 am – 12:30 pm: Seminar

LocationHilton Garden Inn Charlotte SouthPark
4808 Sharon Road • Charlotte, NC 28210

Cost: $45

Offering 4 CE Credits 

From early childhood until their dying days, contemporary women experience relentless pressure to be perfect and the body is the canvas upon which these pressures play out. Increasingly global concerns are built on the evidence that eating disorders now appear in diverse cultures, social spheres and developmental stages. Historically, body satisfaction increased with age but, today, 75% of midlife women express significant body distress and weight preoccupation. As many as 15% suffer from eating disorders, exceeding the number suffering from breast cancer. Although under-diagnosed and under-served, more and more adult women are now seeking treatment for eating disorders.

In this seminar, attendees will examine incidence patterns of eating disorders and body image despair currently seen in adult women. We will address the unique clinical issues and approaches, as well as the critical roles of psychoeducation and a feminist perspective to inform and empower midlife and older women in fulfilling their complex needs and move them toward recovery. Ample time for discussion will be provided.

About the Presenter: 

Margo Maine, PhD, FAED, CEDS, is a Founder and Adviser of the National Eating Disorders Association and Founding Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders. Dr. Maine is the Author of: Pursuing Perfection: Eating Disorders, Body Myths, and Women at Midlife and Beyond; Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research- Practice Gap; Effective Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Eating DisordersThe Body MythFather Hunger; and Body Wars; and Senior Editor of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. The 2007 recipient of The Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention, and the 2015 recipient of the NEDA Lifetime Achievement Award, she is a member of the Renfrew Clinical Advisory Board, and The Renfrew Center Foundation Conference Committee. Dr. Maine is a 2016 Honoree of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame. She lectures nationally and internationally on eating disorders and maintains a private practice, Maine & Weinstein Specialty Group, in West Hartford, CT.

For questions, please contact Kelly Krausz: • 1-877-367-3383

The Renfrew Center Foundation will administer a full refund for cancellations within three weeks of the seminar date. Cancellations less than three weeks of the seminar date will be issued a transferable credit toward a future seminar.

CE credits will be sent via email within two weeks after the online seminar evaluation has been completed.