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TELL Adolescent Body Image Issues and Eating Disorders, Feb 23rd

If you loved someone who may be struggling with body image and/or an eating disorder, TELL’s Feb 23rd program on Understanding and Addressing Adolescent Body Image Issues and Eating Disorders could help you and your loved one tremendously. Sign-up now!  

TELL (Tokyo English Life Line) provides an Exceptional Parenting Program (EPP) workshop series each school year which support global parents on a wide-range of topics. The next program on Tuesday, February 23rd (10:00 – 12:00) is about Understanding and Addressing Adolescent Body Image Issues and Eating Disorders

image1I have attended two EPP programs this year and found both incredibly helpful.   The Exceptional Parenting Program, which runs from October to May, features six or more presentations by English speakers from a variety of disciplines and takes place at in Minami Aoyama, Tokyo.   The workshops are centered on providing insightful, practical information to increase awareness and understanding of various issues associated with raising and educating a child with learning differences/diverse needs. The workshops are free of charge, but donations are highly appreciated to support future EPP workshops.

TELL Understanding and Addressing Adolescent Body Image Issues and Eating Disorders

body imageThis workshop will address the facts and myths of eating disorders, and help parents and educators identify signs of young persons at risk of developing a serious illness. The workshop will also include a discussion of what can be done at school and at home to prevent eating issues from taking over a young person’s mind and body, and promote a healthy relationship with food and their bodies.

Presented by Kaori Ogiwara (MA), a psychotherapist at TELL Counseling and the TELL Eating Disorders Treatment Program Coordinator.

TELL Counseling is a supporter of US National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAwareness Week): Feb 21-27, 2016.

The program is free, but a 1,000 yen donation is suggested.  Also best to RSVP to Jill Joroff at excep.parents@telljp.com

About the presenter – Kaori Ogiwara (MA)

Kaori Ogiwara is a psychotherapist and the TELL Eating Disorders Treatment Program Coordinator. She graduated from the University of Queensland with Honours in Psychology and earned her Masters degree in clinical psychology from Ochanomizu Women’s University, Tokyo. Membership include the Japanese Society of Certified Clinical Psychologists, and The Association of Japanese Clinical Psychology. She has worked in an outpatient psychosomatic clinic and EAP (employee assistance program) in Tokyo.

Ms. Ogiwara integrates psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral approaches in helping individuals utilize their strengths and resources in resolving emotional difficulties, uncertainty about life choices, and various life issues related to self and relationship with others. Her areas of special training (completed and ongoing) include application of CBT-based therapy to depression, anxiety, and issues related to eating and body image.  Besides her position as the Coordinator of TELL Eating Disorder Treatment Program, Ms. Ogiwara sees adult individuals for therapy in English and Japanese, in our Tokyo office.

Tuesday February 23rd, 2016
10:00 – 12:00
Wesley Centre, Seminar Room 2F, 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0062
Website: http://telljp.com/event/epp_feb2016/

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