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.

Renfrew Eating Disorder Treatment Center- Professional Journal

Professional Journal, Perspectives

Perspectives is a professional journal published twice a year by The Renfrew Center Foundation on topics related to eating disorder theory, treatment, research and psychotherapeutic practice. 

Summer 2020 Issue

UPDATE 7/26/2020 at 3:24 pm EST: We are committed to doing better. Doing better means acknowledging mistakes especially when those mistakes can harm the people who have been marginalized and underrepresented in our field.

We made a mistake in republishing this 14 year old article without context or nuanced examination of where the field was at the time and more importantly where the field has evolved to today. Without this context it is not an accurate representation of Renfrew’s perspective as an organization or the individual clinicians who do this important work. 

We apologize to our readers and also Harin whose article was presented in such a way that it did not clearly indicate the time period within which it was written and did not present her current perspective which may have evolved over time.

We have made the decision to remove the article from the issue. We remain committed to examining issues of social justice and the evolving knowledge of the role of implicit bias in perpetuating unhelpful narratives about people who are affected by eating disorders. We also acknowledge the emotional labor of the comments and recognize the important conversations that are happening - posts and comments will not be deleted. We appreciate those who have responded, holding us accountable and thoughtfully elevating the conversation so that we truly can do better.

Past Issues:

Winter 2020 - click here to download.

Summer 2019 - click here to download.

Winter 2019 - click here to download.

Summer 2018 - click here to download.

Winter 2018 - click here to download.

Summer 2017 - click here to download.

Winter 2017 - click  here to download.