Part of the mission of The Body Image Therapy Center is to educate the community and bring about social change regarding body image, self-esteem and weight stigma. As part of this mission, we have participated in many health fairs, offered talks to local schools and religious organizations, and more.
The Body Image Therapy Center OPEN HOUSE, Thursday, September 24, 2015
We will be opening our doors to our DC office on Tuesday, September 1 and want to share information at a networking Open House to celebrate our news! We welcome all professionals to come join us for light fare, drinks and lots of great information.
Where: 2639 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Ste. 251, Washington DC 20008
When: 9/24 at 7:00 pm
NEDA Conference – San Diego, Friday, October 2, 2015
- Norman Kim, PhD
- McCall Dempsey, BA
- Robyn Hussa Farrell, MFA, E-RYT
- Kathleen MacDonald, BA
- Kristine Vazzano, PhD, LP
- Andrew Walen, LCSW-C
Creating Change and Raising Awareness: New Thoughts on Advocacy Efforts in Eating Disorders
Advocacy efforts aim to influence public policy, public perception, and resource allocations. They can include myriad activities that can be undertaken including media campaigns, grassroots movements, public speaking, or lobbying for legislative change. Advocacy efforts are particularly relevant in eating disorders, wherein public perception remains largely misguided, often affecting patients’ access to appropriate and timely care. However despite this need and desire to create positive, lasting change, many are left without guidance on how to initiate such efforts. This workshop will highlight a diverse panel representing a spectrum of advocacy initiatives to provide critical information on how to create eating disorder awareness and prevention efforts on behalf of patients, the public, and professionals. Key advocacy initiatives will be addressed including developing programming to create sociocultural change, raising awareness and understanding of eating disorders, advocating for underserved populations, creating legislative change, and increased access to evidence-based prevention programming and treatment. These leaders represent not only diverse roles within the advocacy realm but demonstrate the many forms advocacy can take from grassroots campaigns to Capitol Hill.
Lifestyle Intervention Conference – Las Vegas, Tuesday, October 6, 2015
- Brian Cuban, JD
- Andrew Walen, LCSW-C
Keynote speakers discussing Role of Body Image in Males with Eating Disorders.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition, Saturday, October 24 through Tuesday, October 27
TBITC is excited to have a booth at the AAP Conference this year. We gladly welcome all pediatricians attending the conference to stop by for information and to meet our staff. We will also be hosting an Open House that weekend (Sunday, October 25). Come to Booth 1257 for more information on the Open House and so much more!
What: 2015 AAP Conference, Washington DC
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Booth #1257
Binge Eating Disorders Association Conference – Ft. Lauderdale, Friday, November 6, 2015
Andrew Walen, LCSW-C is a guest panelist with Lindsey Averill and Viri Lieberman, discussing the documentary Fattitude.
For more information about upcoming events call (877) 674-2843 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.