I am pleased to recommend an important conference for professionals specializing in treating eating disorders:
November 9-11, 2012
Philadelphia, PA @ the Airport Mariott
Offering 17.5 CE’s with more than 30 workshops addressing the theoretical and clinical controversies related to understanding and treating eating and food related problems.
I attended my first Renfrew Conference about 15 years ago and have kept returning as often as I can manage it. The Renfrew Conference is special for a couple of reasons. First, clinical wisdom is in the air because it is a conference for and by clinicians. This is not to say that workshops aren’t evidenced-based or that top researchers won’t be presenting, it is and they are. My experience though has been that the speakers and participants, by and large, are all clinicians who work with clients day in and day out. Clinical wisdom is freely offered up in sessions and in conversations between participants (often the best part) throughout the conference. Second, the Renfrew Conference is the major venue for presenting and discussing the feminist perspective on eating disorders. This year’s conference, for example, features a workshop by Margo Maine entitled: Body Discomfort as the “New Normal” for Women: From Girdles to Spanx or How We Have Not Come a Long Way, Baby…