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Friday, April 21


Teen Empowerment
Does your BFRB feel out of control? In this workshop you will learn some great skills to tame your BFRB. We will discuss what function your BFRB might be serving for you and how to give your body what you need in other ways. This is a fun workshop that will help you build some huge emotional muscles!


Renae Reinardy PsyD

Renae M. Reinardy, Psy.D. received her doctorate at Argosy University, Washington, D.C. She is the Director of the Lakeside Center for Behavioral Change. Dr. Reinardy specializes in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder, trichotillomania, skin picking, hoarding disorder... Read More →

Friday April 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Majestic C
Saturday, April 22


ACT now for your Values!
Living life according to one’s personal values is a core element of Acceptance and Commitment therapy. In this interactive and experiential workshop, teens will be learn how identifying and connecting to one’s values can be a powerful source of motivation and perspective in the one’s BFRB journey.

Saturday April 22, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Landmark 5


BFRB Specific Mindfulness
Learn a different way to respond to your urges. Instead of trying to stop or ignore the urge, respond with mindful awareness. Learn how to use informal and formal mindfulness techniques to begin a new relationship with your BFRB. Both in the moment strategies to use when you have the urge or notice you're picking or pulling, and daily meditations to help improve your overall wellbeing will be taught. You will walk away with new tools to help you accept your urges and behaviors, as well as yourself, which paradoxically may lead you to reduce the behaviors.


Laura Chackes PsyD

Dr. Chackes is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety disorders. She received her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago in 2005. She then completed... Read More →

Saturday April 22, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Majestic C


Sweet Dreams: Helping Teens Create a Safe and Healthy Nighttime Routine
Nighttime can be an especially difficult time for many young people with BFRBs. In this workshop participants will learn important information about the various and highly individual aspects of BFRBs, as well as interventions to manage them, especially at bedtime. This interactive workshop will be interactive, to ensure that there will be fun as well as learning!


Merrill Black LCSW

Merrill Black, L.C.S.W./ Reiki Master/Hypnotherapist | | Merrill is a cognitive behavior therapist who has been treating patients since 1987. Her private practice is at her healing center, The Temperance Center in Eastchester, N.Y., Merrill works with a diverse population. Among... Read More →

Noah Weintraub PsyD

Dr. Weintraub is a psychologist at Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington (BTC) in Silver Spring, MD. While Dr. Weintraub works with all ages, he specializes in children and adolescents with a wide range of difficulties. In addition to BFRBs, Dr. Weintraub specializes in OCD... Read More →

Saturday April 22, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Majestic F