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23rd Annual Conference on BFRBs!

April 15-17, 2015 in Dallas, TX

TLC’s Annual Conference on Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors is the only event of its kind in the world. The world’s top BFRB experts, community leaders and changemakers will guide nearly 500 of us -- individuals, families, and treatment providers -- through a weekend of education, inspiration, support, and most importantly, healing.

Build your own program of education and recovery from a comprehensive schedule of over 60 expert-led seminars, covering topics like advances in treatment and research, behavioral management, self-help, and emotional healing. Special workshops are offered for specific BFRBs as well as for kids, teens, and parents. A continuing education track for licensed professionals offers exclusive opportunities to learn the latest in treatment advances from expert clinicians.

Learn effective tools for emotional and physical recovery. Meet hundreds of other people who share your problems and understand. Cultivate support and networking contacts, and experience the relief of reduced shame and stigma.

Join us in Texas and start your recovery journey with TLC!

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Volunteer applications will open by December 2015 (must be a prior attendee).

#BFRBcon 2015 was fantastic - Thank you for an incredible conference!

The TLC Conference offers patients of all ages, their families, and clinicians a powerful weekend of healing, community, and inspiration.

Here's a quick recap video of the 2015 Conference:

Who should attend the TLC Conference?

conference on hair pulling and skin picking disordersPeople of all ages who live with pulling, picking and related behaviors, their families and loved ones, clinicians looking to improve their strategies for treating these disorders and  interested researchers.

Special programs are offered for younger children, teens, parents and adults with hair pulling disorder or skin picking disorder.


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Why should you attend?

  • Over 60 workshops, symposiums and presentations facilitated by leading clinicians, researchers and facilitators.
  • Networking opportunities with others who suffer from these disorders.
  • Accessibility to expert clinicians and researchers who understand and care.
  • Inspiration from stories of triumph and recovery and the knowledge that you are not alone!
  • Education on the latest treatment approaches, for self-help or use in your professional practice.

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"I think the biggest part of the TLC Conference is that you realize you are not alone. You get to hear people's stories and think, "Wow, that's exactly me'." 

"The TLC Annual Conference literally saved my life...I thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me a second chance at having a normal life."

“What a comfort this has been--for my son, who got to see other kids who know what it’s like to have trich, and for me, as a parent, to talk to others who are experiencing the same guilt and frustrations I’ve had.”
“It was the best feeling to be in a room with over 400 people who could completely understand each other, and no one had to hide anything from anyone. Amazing!” -RR

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