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Networking with a Purpose by Eating Recovery Center
January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
“Overcoming a Negative Body Image”
Presented by Irene Rovira, PhD, Clinical Director at Eating Recovery Center
During this presentation, we will discuss the sensitive and complex subject of body image and its psychological aspects. Our goal is to explore how individuals perceive and experience their own bodies, including their attitudes, feelings, and reactions toward their appearance, size, and shape. We will also examine various treatment approaches and the impact of the growing diet industry and the increasing rates of cosmetic surgery on body image, as well as the role of the media in promoting unrealistic and thin body standards. By exploring these topics, we hope to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of body image and the many factors that influence it.
Dr. Rovira is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides evidence-based individual, group, and family treatment for eating disorders on an outpatient basis at Eating Recovery Center, Maryland. Dr. Rovira received an M.A. in developmental psychology from Teacher’s College at Columbia University and a Ph.D. in the combined Clinical/School Psychology program from Hofstra University, New York. Dr. Rovira currently heads the training for the post-doctoral fellowship program, supervises mental health counselors and developing psychologists, and coordinates the psychological services provided in the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs at Eating Recovery Center, Maryland.