Professional Webinar: #MeToo - Supporting College Students with Eating Disorders in a Culture of Sexual Assault
March 20, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
#MeToo: Supporting College Students with Eating Disorders
in a Culture of Sexual Assault
Presented by: Lori Ciotti, LICSW
Regional Assistant Vice President, The Renfrew Centers
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EDT)
In the second webinar of our series spotlighting the unique needs of college students, we will approach the challenges faced by this population by concentrating on how the epidemic of sexual assault on campuses adds another layer to the multi-faceted causes for body image disturbances and use of disordered behaviors.
Discussion will highlight how the #MeToo movement has had an impact on the national mental health conversation on college campuses and in therapy offices. Without assigning blame to the victim, our focus will additionally approach the contributing effects of alcohol and other substances on sexual assault. Recommendations for sensitively treating the trauma of sexual assault while, simultaneously, addressing clients’ need to address their eating disorder will be discussed.
About the Presenter:
Lori Ciotti, LICSW, is the Regional Assistant Vice President of Operations for The Renfrew Centers. Ms. Ciotti received her Bachelor's degree from Tufts University and her Master's degree in Social Work from Simmons College. Prior to opening Renfrew’s Massachusetts site in 2014, she was the Corporate Clinic Director for a multi-site mental health facility in the Boston area. Ms. Ciotti is a frequent speaker at professional events and on college campuses about the risks and treatment of eating disorders, and has been featured in The Boston Globe, Health magazine, SELF magazine, and Today.com.