Psychotherapy: Eating Disorders, Body Image & Perfectionism

As nationally recognized trainers for healthcare professionals, we were clinical consultants to the first residential treatment center for eating disorders (The Renfrew Center) from the time it opened in 1985. For years we led therapy groups, supervised staff and continue to present workshops at most of their annual conferences. We have written extensively on both the treatment and understanding of body image, eating disorders and perfectionism.


Shame, Compassion and the Journey Toward Health


in Effective Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Eating Disorders, The Heart of the Matter,
co-edited by Jane Shure (along with Margo Maine & Willam Davis)
“The Body As A Shame Container” in The Renfrew Center working papers.


 


The Role of Shame in Eating Disorders


in Eating Disorders Today Spring 2005
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Ways to Influence Positive or Negative Body Image


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Inside/Outside Self-Discovery for Teens: Strategies to Promote Resilience, Relationships, and Positive Body Image


Inside/Outside Self-Discovery for Teens: Strategies to Promote Resilience, Relationships, and Positive Body Image,
Jane Shure, co-author (with Helene Feinberg-Walker & Sarah Barrett, ToucanEd 2009).


 


Guidelines for Parents: Raising Resilient Children in a Body & Weight Obsessed World


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For Professionals Working with Shame in the Treatment of Eating Disorders



Jane Shure, PhD, LCSW & Beth Weinstock, PhD Renfrew Center Foundation 25th Annual Conference workshop

Understanding shame is an essential part of eating disorders treatment. This workshop explores the body as a shame container, how shame affects both the client’s transference and the therapist’s countertransference and how mindfulness and compassion are effective antidotes to shame’s toxic effect.

What participants said:
”All I can say is thank you for what you give to us in the field. I feel understood and empowered…phenomenal…absolutely applicable in my life and out of the office, thank you, thank you….so happy we are taking about shame again… I was shamed about talking about shame in graduate school.”

As nationally recognized trainers for healthcare professionals, we were clinical consultants to the Refrew Center when it first opened its doors in 1985. The Refrew Center is the country’s first residential treatment center for eating disorders. For years we have provided support through running various therapy groups and supervising staff. Additionally, we have written extensively on both the treatment and understanding of body image, eating disorders, and perfectionism.
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