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60th Symposium: Real Talk: Eating Disorders Demystified
Monday, November 27, 2017
The Atrium at McMaster Innovation Park, Meeting Room 1 A, 175 Longwood Rd. S., Hamilton, Ontario L8P 0A1
Join a dynamic group of women for an open and honest conversation and Q & A session on Eating Disorders.

Caregivers' Support Group

If you're caring for a loved one with an Eating Disorder, please consider joining our Caregivers Support Group. Parents, partners, friends, and family members welcome.

Email Stephanie Griver (MSW, RSW) for more info & to sign up.

York Region

Healthy Coping Skills for Teens with Flora Svinarenko, BSW, MSW, RSW

DATE & TIME: 4 Saturdays, starting October 21st (group will not meet Oct. 28th), 1:00-2:00 p.m.

LOCATION: 901 Rutherford Road, Vaughan

Community Room of the Christian Community Church

Very often anxiety and depression are familiar feelings to someone struggling with disordered eating, body image issues and low self esteem. During this group you will learn how your negative thinking patters might be affecting your feelings and behaviors. You will be able to explore the “mechanisms” of anxiety and depression and learn why they are triggered. You will learn healthy coping techniques with your symptoms and you will be able to share your struggles and worries in a safe environment.

For teens 17 - 19.  Please inquire regarding support for younger teens.

Facilitator website:

Cost: $125.00

Registration is available online at


Emotion-Focused Family Therapy: Supporting Your Loved One Across The Lifespan Including Support For Mental Health With Dr. Joanne Dolhanty PhD, C. Psych

TWO DAY WORKSHOP: Monday, November 6th and Tuesday, November 7th, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: 901 Rutherford Road (in the Community Room of the Church of the Christian Community), Vaughan (West of Bathurst St)

Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT): a new and innovative treatment model for the caregivers of individuals struggling with: 

•    Anxiety

•    Depression

•    Eating disorders

•    Substance use, etc.

Different from many of the mainstream treatment models, EFFT is rooted in the deep belief in the healing power of families across the lifespan. 

EFFT is a very powerful mode of therapy - parents and caregivers are taught practical skills and techniques that can be used to support their loved one's recovery regardless of his or her age and/or motivation for change. Parents and caregivers are also supported to work through their own fears and emotional reactions that will no doubt arise throughout the challenging road toward recovery and wellness.

Visit the facilitator web site for more information:

Cost: $450.00

An official receipt in the full amount of $450 for 14  hours of psychological services will be provided. Please check with your health insurance provider to confirm benefit coverage and reimbursement. 

*Student and couple rates available. 

Please email to inquire.

Registration available online at


Mixed Media Art Program With Susan Stortini, Certified Zentangle® Teacher And Artist Educator

DATES & TIMES: 4 Wednesdays: November 15th, 22nd, 29th, and December 6th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

LOCATION: 15213 Yonge Street, Suite 15, 2nd floor Art Gallery, Aurora

Free of cost, registration and a referral is required (please call 905-886-6632 to speak about a referral).

We will be art journaling, hand lettering, drawing, sketching, doing collage, creating your own books and series of work, open studio time, and more! Instruction, support and all supplies provided. No previous experience required.

Registration is available online at


Goal Setting for Positive Change with Michelle Scott, OT Reg (Ont)

DATE & TIME: 6 Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. - exact dates TBA - please inquire.

LOCATION: 15213 Yonge Street, Suite 15 (on the second floor), Aurora

Getting to the point where you're ready to make a change can be hard. Starting to actually make that change can be even harder. Where do you start? You may sense a certain dissatisfaction with your current circumstances, but not know exactly where to go from there. You may have a vague idea of what you need to change, but not know exactly how to take the first step. This group is about taking that sense of dissatisfaction, that desire to change, and turning it into a concrete goal that can be acted upon in small, meaningful steps.

Using SMART Goal Setting, group members will work on identifying and creating a meaningful, yet achievable, goal that they will work on for six weeks. With support from the group facilitator and other group members, participants will take steps towards their goal, troubleshoot potential challenges, and learn skills for recovery and positive change that can be adapted to a variety of life situations.

Goals may include but are not limited to:

Addressing problem behaviours and/or activities through the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and/or Behavioural Activation (BA) -based approaches

Getting back to meaningful activities such as work, volunteering, or socializing after going through a mental health challenge

Maintaining wellness and recovery-related behaviours and activities post-treatment

Exploring the use of meaningful activity as a way of finding what it means to live a meaningful life, through an Existential/Logotherapeutic approach

Each group session will address a specific aspect of the goal-setting process:

Laying out the issues;

Setting a goal;

Implementing the goal;

Troubleshooting; and

Strategies for maintenance.

This will be a closed group, and group members will be asked to commit to attending all six sessions to the best of their ability.

Cost: $60.00
This group is open to any individual self-identifying as having a mental health issue or life challenge, with a desire to make a change in behaviour that will promote wellness and healing. A brief phone interview will be required before starting services to discuss treatment options and fee scale. Please call 905-886-6632 or email more information.

For more details, visit



Nourish2017 Save the date November 17/18



United States

The 27th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals

Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: Integrating Science, Creativity and Clinical Wisdom

NOVEMBER 10 - 12, 2017

Philadelphia Airport Marriott


The Renfrew Center Foundation Annual Conference will provide you with a front-row seat to the newest science and evidence-based practices for eating disorder treatment. Our workshops will help you determine how to integrate these new approaches into your own clinical practice and how to leverage the wisdom and intuition you’ve cultivated from real-world experience. As successful eating disorder professionals, we are always looking to improve our effectiveness. We understand the environment in which we practice is constantly changing and our patient population is changing too.


Keynote Presentations:
Making Mental Health Essential Health Patrick J. Kennedy

Collaborative Care in the Treatment of Eating Disorders Across the Lifespan: Lessons Learned from Research and Practice Janet Treasure, OBE, PhD, FRCP, FRCPsych and Adele Lafrance, PhD, CPsych


Feeding Hunger…A Journey of Self Discovery, Acceptance and Healing Roxane Gay, PhD


Research Gaps & Promising Practices: A Feminist, Social Justice Inquiry Beth Hartman McGilley, PhD, FAED, CEDS (Moderator) with Gayle E. Brooks, PhD and Rachael Calogero, PhD, FAED and Melissa-Irene Jackson, BS, BA and Marcella Raimondo, PhD, MPH


Featured Workshops:

Collaborative Care: Increasing Supportive Efforts, Decreasing Therapy-Interfering Behaviors 
Janet Treasure, OBE, PhD, FRCP, FRCPsych & Adele Lafrance, PhD, CPsych

This workshop will outline a framework of basic steps for working with these challenging scenarios.


Interpersonal Psychotherapy, the Best Kept Secret in Psychology Cindy Goodman Stulberg, DCS, CPsych & Ronald Frey, PhD, CPsych

Using a clinical and supervisory case example, this workshop demonstrates how new and seasoned clinicians from diverse disciplines can learn to successfully incorporate IPT into an ongoing practice.

For more information or to register please visit or contact Kavita Patel at 1-877-367-3383 or