When Being Different Makes a Difference (3 CEU's)
Friday, May 16, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The stress of being a member of a marginalized group whether by race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or age can profoundly impact a person's emotional and physical health. This workshop will examine the unique experiences of marginalized individuals which contribute to an increased vulnerability to developing eating disorders and body image conflicts. Cultural differences in body image perception, relationship with food and identity development will be explored. Strategies for addressing eating disorders and body image concerns among diverse populations including women of color, LGBTQ and older women will be discussed.
3 CEU Event
The speaker, Gayle Brooks, PhD, is Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for The Renfrew Center. Dr. Brooks leads the Renfrew Clinical Excellence Board and the Clinical Training Department. She has clinical oversight responsibility for Renfrew's residential facility in Florida and for the non-residential sites in TN, TX, NC and GA. For the past 25 years, she has treated patients from diverse backgrounds who suffer from eating disorders. Dr. Brooks served as the eating disorders specialist in the HBO film Thin, has appeared on Good Morning America and has been featured in the following publications: The New York Times, People Magazine, Essence Magazine and Perspectives, The Renfrew Center Foundation's journal for professionals. A frequent presenter at conferences and workshops, Dr. Brooks speaks on topics such as the treatment of the complex patient, eating disorders and cultural diversity, the interplay between eating disorders and trauma, and eating disorders in mid-life women.
This event is generously sponsored by The Renfrew Center. www.renfrewcenter.com