Renfrew Center Professional Seminar – Invisible Women: Eating Disorders, Perfectionism and Body Image at Midlife and Beyond
October 18 @ 4:30 am - 9:30 am PDT
Details: Professional Seminar Presented by Margo Maine, Ph.D., FAED, CEDS – Advisory Committee Member, The Renfrew Center Clinical Excellence Board & Member, The Renfrew Center Foundation’s Conference Committee
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.
Location: The Capital Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
Time: 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST
Additional Information: Offering 4 CE Credits Learn More. (Prof)