CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The 28th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: Cultivating Hope in an Age of Disconnection
Philadelphia Airport Marriott, November 9 -11, 2018
Ron Taffel, PhD
Amy Banks, MD
Heather Thompson-Brenner, PhD
Stephen Wonderlich, PhD
David H. Barlow Award for Research Excellence
Many eating disorder clients are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety in a polarized society where anger, prejudice, loss of civility, bullying and threats to personal safety create an atmosphere of distrust and disconnection. Practitioners are tasked with helping clients navigate their way through emotionally-charged times by providing them with optimism, prompting dialogue that supports diverse needs and creating a sense of community. Managing our own concerns and reactions is a critical challenge for therapists today.
Conference 2018 will focus on evidence-based strategies, clinically relevant research and development of skills for building resilience including emotional tolerance, self-care, interpersonal connection, radical empathy and selective disengagement.
Additional topics to be addressed include: Treatment Interventions, Social Justice, Diverse Populations, Substance Use, Trauma and Ethics.
Accepted proposals should fall into one of four program tracks:
Feminist Relational, Evidence-Based Practices, Diversity or Skill Development.
Deadline for proposal submission is March 2, 2018.
For more information and to submit, visit www.renfrewconference.com or contact Kavita Patel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW THIS YEAR, we are pleased to announce PRE-REGISTRATION. Space is limited; reserve your seat now for this 3-day Conference. For more information and to reserve your seat visit www.renfrewcenter.com.