Saturday, April 22 • 8:30am - 9:30am
How To Be a Happy Hair Puller: Insights from a Therapist and Client's Journey Through Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for BFRBs

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Join us in discussion of a client-focused journey through CBT treatment; we'll share cognitive strategies and tools for managing anxiety & shame as well as behavioural strategies for impacting pulling/picking behaviour; explore how BFRB clients can challenge societal ideals of beauty & health; discuss ways to redefine psychological wellness within the context of living with BFRBs; and share insights from a peer support leader’s experience.


Julie Mason

Julie Mason was diagnosed with Trichotillomania at age 15. She is an advocate for the BFRB community independently as a contributor to the Huffington Post Canada and through her membership with the Canadian BFRB Support Network as a Peer Support Leader. Julie has her B.Sc. from the... Read More →

Mary Thomson MSW RSW

Mary Thomson MSW, RSW is a social worker who provides outpatient psychotherapy at Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto, Canada. She graduated with her Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario in 1984 and has worked in both inpatient & outpatient hospital mental... Read More →

Saturday April 22, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
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