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.

Professional Seminar in Hartford, CT - Eating Disorders: Integrating Brain, Body and the Therapeutic Relationship

June 1, 2016

Walk-in's Welcome!

Eating Disorders: Integrating Brain, Body and the Therapeutic Relationship
Presented by: Adrienne Ressler, LMSW, CEDS, Fiaedp & Margo Maine, PhD

Wednesday, June 1st - Hartford, CT
Continental breakfast and networking lunch included

6 CE Credits
Cost: $95 

Hartford Marriott Downtown
200 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103

Many patients with eating disorders suffer from co-morbid conditions, warranting complex treatments which incorporate the best that art and science have to offer. This workshop weaves together the most current research, treatment trends and clinical insight. Conceptualizing eating disorders as biopsychosocial phenomena puts to rest the validity of any dichotomy between the biology and the psychology of lived experience. Plato's philosophical stance that "the cure of the part should not be attempted without treatment of the whole" underscores an emerging treatment paradigm blending holistic approaches with traditional practices to produce a "whole" that is greater than the sum of its parts. Strategies culled from body-oriented therapies will be explored through film clips, demonstration and experiential exercises. The healing power of the therapeutic relationship and the therapeutic use of intuition and creativity will be addressed.

Seminar Schedule:
8:15 am - 9:00 am: Registration, check-in and continental breakfast
9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Morning Session
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Networking Luncheon
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Afternoon Session

About the presenters:

Adrienne Ressler, LMSW, CEDS, Fiaedp, is Vice President, Professional Development, for The Renfrew Center Foundation and has served as senior staff for 25 years. Adrienne attended the University of Michigan where she served as faculty in the School of Education. A body image specialist, she is a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders and serves as co-chairperson of the Somatic and Somatically Oriented Therapies SIG, as well as a fellow and past president of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp).Her trainings reflect her background in body-focused methods to treat eating disorders, body image, trauma, and substance abuse. She is published in The International Journal of Fertility and Women's Medicine, Social Work Today and Pulse, the journal of the International Spa Association. Author of chapters on the use of experiential and creative therapies for eating disorders in two textbooks, her work has also been included in the first Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance. A frequent contributor to popular media, she has appeared on the Today Show and Good Morning America Sunday.

Margo Maine, PhD, a Founder and Adviser of the National Eating Disorders Association and Founding Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, Dr. Maine is author of: Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research- Practice Gap; Effective Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Eating Disorders; The Body Myth; Father Hunger; and Body Wars: Making Peace with Women’s Bodies; 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 2014 NEDA Lifetime Achievement Award, she serves on the Renfrew Center Foundation Conference Committee and the Renfrew Clinical Advisory Board. Maine lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to the treatment and prevention of eating disorders, female development, and women’s health, and advocates for improved prevention and access to care for eating disorders through her work for the National Eating Disorders Association. She maintains a private practice, Maine & Weinstein Specialty Group, in West Hartford, CT.

For more information, please contact Debbie Lucker at 1-877-367-3383 or