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TLCâ€™s National Conference is the only multi-disciplinary conference in the world that focuses specifically on hair pulling disorder, skin picking disorder and related Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs).
Each year, our comprehensive program of workshops provides education, hope and a sense of community to sufferers of all ages and their families, researchers and treatment professionals. Â This event uniquely combines audiences; clinicians and patients attend sessions together, inspiring each other in a warm, supportive environment.
Workshops cover the latest research findings, outline state-of-the-art treatment strategies, and share real tools for recovery. Check out the Schedule for a full list of workshops >>
People 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.
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.
Treatment & Research: Get the answers you need from leading experts
Does medication WORK for these disorders?
What is the best treatment apporach for children?
What does Neuroimaging tell us about underlying causes of BFRBs?
Researchers and expert clinicians answer these questions and more in research and treatment workshops. Â Â
Personal Growth & Support: Enhancing your quality of life
Add critical tools to your trich toolbox with experiential sessions in Mindfulness or Stress Management.
Learn parenting strategies that will help your child avoid the long-term emotional suffering caused by BFRBs.
Find your motivation for recovery (and recovery maintenance!), build a support network or learn how to start a support group of your own! Â
Join us in LA & start a path to recovery now >>
- Join TLC
- Start a Support Group
- Participate in a Research Study
|"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."
|â€śWhat a comfort this has been--for my son, who got to see other kids who know what itâ€™s like to have trich, and for me, as a parent, to talk to others who are experiencing the same guilt and frustrations Iâ€™ve had.â€ť|
|â€śI have attended countless conferences over the years and I have never seen the thoroughness, attention to detail, and commitment to attendees that I saw over the weekend. The breadth of choices offered was amazing and the quality top notch. My daughter (who has trich) and I, as parent and professional, found too many options to choose from and we were treated with TLC by everyone.â€ť|
My whole attitude about Trich turned around from one of grief and isolation to hope and a feeling of community.â€ť
|â€śIt 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!â€ť -RR|