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Friday, April 21
 

1:30pm

Writing Your Own Experience: Strategies for Storytelling (for Kids)
We all have our own stories to tell. This workshop will provide a handful of tools to help make our stories meaningful, empowering and fun.
Participants will be strongly encouraged to choose one personal experience to work into a storytelling project during this class, bringing that project idea to repeated discussions we have as a group about the concept of Restorative Narratives. http://ivoh.org/restorativenarrative/

Speakers
LL

Lisa Loving

Lisa Loving is the Evening News Director at KBOO Community Radio in Portland, Oregon (http://www.kboo.org/kboo-staff-directory). Her forthcoming book, How to Be a Citizen Journalist, is due in 2017 from Microcosm Publishers (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisaloving). | After a ye... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Landmark 5

1:30pm

First Time Attendee: Parents and Kids Orientation
Speakers
CD

Chaille DeFaria CPCC

Chaille DeFaria, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, CPCC | TLC Board of Directors Member | | As a hair puller since the age of 15 and now in remission, I know the shame and suffering that often attached to this disorder. I found relief and freedom once I started talking.  | | Your child is not sick, they do not have a disease, and they are definitely not alone. There is a community of trust and support waiting for... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Landmark 1 & 2

2:45pm

Calling all Kids!
Attention kids! Is this your first time at a BFRB conference or maybe you're a regular? Join Dr. Noah to meet other kids and learn what it's all about!

Speakers
NW

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 O... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Majestic B

2:45pm

For Mothers with Daughters: Help & Hope for Hair Pulling
This workshop will be an open forum for parents who are struggling with a new or recent diagnosis of hair pulling disorder, moderated by a mother who will share her own experience learning to cope successfully with her daughter's challenging issues. Discussion will include the various emotions we feel, the control we attempt to exert, the various therapies we may try, and, finally, acceptance and the concept of "recovery".

Speakers
JA

Jacki Abrams MD

Jacki Abrams is a retired physician whose daughter began pulling at age 12. As a medical doctor, she struggled with how to "heal" her daughter and cope with a chronic illness for which there was no cure and one that would surely impact family relationships. Through the support of... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Landmark 1 & 2

7:00pm

Kids' Corner
Kids, let's come together to learn about BFRBs, gain tips and strategies for navigating common challenges, and support each other all while having fun. Win prizes for playing along in fun games like True or False, Ask the Experts, Let’s Trick Trich, and Trich-y Thoughts.

Speakers
SM

Shala M Nicely LPC

Shala Nicely, LPC is a cognitive-behavioral therapist specializing in treatment of OCD and related disorders at Cornerstone Family Services in Atlanta. She was keynote speaker for the 2013 IOCDF national conference with the story of her own triumph over OCD, “Is Fred in the... Read More →
AJ

Ashley J Smith PhD

Dr. Ashley Smith has been a senior staff psychologist at the Kansas City Center for Anxiety Treatment (KCCAT) since 2009. She holds extensive experience in treating anxiety and OC spectrum disorders across the lifespan, and she facilitates a monthly BFRB support group. She is a f... Read More →
WC

William C Oakley PsyD

Dr. William Oakley is an Associate Psychologist at the KCCAT. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University. He completed his pre–doctoral internship at the Carson Center for Adults and Families and conducted research at Brown University’s Center... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Landmark 6

8:15pm

Partnering with your child to gain peer support
Jennifer and her daughter, Samantha, will lead a discussion on gaining peer support on being open and advocating about Trich. Samantha will share her experience with Trich, how she went about being open with it in her school, as well as techniques that have helped her come to a place of acceptance with the trich. Jennifer will also share a little of her journey as a recovering hair puller and how she has learned to best support Samantha and advocate for her at school, as well as how coming to a place of acceptance has healed our strained relationship.

Speakers
JC

Jennifer Cook

Jennifer Cook is a Mom to three kids. Two of which have BFRB's. She has been on the journey of recovery herself for over 30 years. Even though she still pulls the occasional hair or twenty, she has come to find out, even though Trich is still ever present in her life, that one ca... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Landmark 1 & 2
 
Saturday, April 22
 

8:30am

Documenting through the rough times & creating your truth through art journaling
An interactive workshop on why it's important to document your BFRB journey through memory keeping, photography and art journaling. Please bring a blank sketchbook/spiral notebook and some colored pencils if you can!

Speakers
JC

Jennifer Cook

Jennifer Cook is a Mom to three kids. Two of which have BFRB's. She has been on the journey of recovery herself for over 30 years. Even though she still pulls the occasional hair or twenty, she has come to find out, even though Trich is still ever present in her life, that one ca... Read More →


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

8:30am

Art Room (for Kids & Teens)
The Art Room will be open throughout the day. Take a break from formal sessions, get creative, chat and relax!

Speakers

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

9:45am

Art Room (for Kids & Teens)
The Art Room will be open throughout the day. Take a break from formal sessions, get creative, chat and relax!

Speakers

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Washington

11:15am

Skin Picking and Perfektionism (for Kids)
An interactive, honest, and hands-on workshop, showcasing my personal skin picking management logs and how to apply them in daily life, discussing the importance of practice and how it’s OK “if practice doesn’t make perfect’, and encouraging participants to embrace imperfection with a perfectionism challenge exercise.

Speakers
LM

Lauren McKeaney

As a compulsive skin picker for over 2 decades, Lauren started the nonprofit Picking Me Foundation in 2016 to advocate the mental illness that not only shaped and scarred her skin but many of her life experiences. Now she has developed a community of dermatillomania sufferers and supporters, offering management techniques through her Fiddle Packs full of fidget toys to promote finger energy off the body, Acceptance Tolerance through understanding that practice... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Majestic A

11:15am

Art Room (for Kids & Teens)
The Art Room will be open throughout the day. Take a break from formal sessions, get creative, chat and relax!

Speakers

Saturday April 22, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Washington

1:45pm

Art Room (for Kids)
The Art Room will be open throughout the day. Take a break from formal sessions, get creative, chat and relax!

Speakers

Saturday April 22, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Washington

1:45pm

Parent/Child discussion group. Topic: Open Communication
This discussion group is led by 11 year old trichster Juliette and her mother, Elizabeth. In a safe, supportive environment children and their parents can discuss the challenges and benefits of open communication when it comes to bfrbs. Together, we will create a list of possible "next steps" toward improving communication and connection between children and parents.

Speakers
ES

Elizabeth Sanchez

I am the lucky parent of 10 year old trichster, Juliette. I had the honor of hosting two parents discussion groups at last year's conference in Dallas. Jule and I have given presentations at her school and a local health fair as well. Our philosophy is that Trich is a journey and... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Landmark 1 & 2

3:15pm

There's Something Beautiful in Being Me! Whether or not I pull or pick!
Sometimes it is just WAY too easy to get wrapped up in feeling and thinking that we are "bad" or "not good enough" just because we cannot seem to stop pulling, picking, biting, etc.! Especially, when we really do WANT to change a behavior – and THEN we discover that we can't do it very easily, AT ALL! You are not alone! And, I can share with you from experience, it is gonna be okay!!! This workshop will help you turn these negative feelings and ideas upside-down – so come and feel good, while learning some cool tools and having some fun!

Speakers
CP

Christina Pearson

Christina Pearson grew up suffering greatly from both hair pulling and skin picking. Discovering she was not the only sufferer, she established TLC in 1990 (despite being ridiculed for it), to start providing resources and develop scientific credibility for this realm of human su... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Landmark 6

3:15pm

Art Room (for Kids & Teens)
The Art Room will be open throughout the day. Take a break from formal sessions, get creative, chat and relax!

Speakers

Saturday April 22, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Washington

7:45pm

Art Room (for Kids & Teens)
The Art Room will be open throughout the day. Take a break from formal sessions, get creative, chat and relax!

Speakers

Saturday April 22, 2017 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Washington
 
Sunday, April 23
 

8:30am

Your Sleepover Party
Have you gone to sleepovers and your friends are wanting to braid or brush each others hair? Did you hold yourself back because you are afraid they may have noticed your hair? Maybe you stopped going to your friends parties altogether. Maybe you have questions you wish you could ask. Well, this is YOUR sleepover party! Facilitated by Becca Schlaff- a lifelong hair puller turned hair stylist- Becca will share her story and have advice on many different hair options for living with trichotillomania. Hairstyles, products, wigs, extensions; nothing is off limits. Everyone will have time to share and ask/answer questions if they wish. Wig demonstrations will be available.

Speakers
BS

Becca Schlaff

Hello fellow trichsters! I am an artist, I am a hair stylist, and I am one of you. I have trichotillomania myself. I’ve been living with a bald patch on my scalp since I was 8 years old. Sprinkle in years at a time with no eyelashes either. I know the name calling, the stares... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Landmark 4

8:30am

BFRBs and School: For Parents and Students
A session for parents and their children with BFRBs to ask questions, share stories, and get advice on dealing with BFRBs in school, including getting accommodations (IEP, 504 Plan, etc.), discussing BFRBs with teachers and peers, and dealing with difficulties that can arise.

Speakers
RM

Rebecca Miller

Rebecca is currently a freshman at American University, and has a strong interest in law and psychology. She was first diagnosed with Trichotillomania in third grade. She first became involved with theTLC Foundation for BFRBs in 2012, when she attended her first conference in Chi... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Majestic F