In 2004 The WTCI established a social action project called Connect and Change initially supported by grants from the Far Fund and The Viola W. Bernard Foundation. Women who have experienced intimate partner abuse are provided with long-term, weekly, pro-bono psychotherapy from experienced psychotherapists. It is our belief that ongoing psychodynamic and trauma work can greatly increase women’s ability to move beyond abusive relationships, rebuild their lives, as well as having an enormous positive impact on the children of violent relationships. We continue to provide these services and we rely entirely on private donations to support our work. For more information, see the Connect and Change brochure, or contact:
Linda Arkin, LCSW, Director
Amy Edminster, LCSW, Assistant Director
Email Connect & Change
Endangered Bodies Global / EB New York
In March 2011, The WTCI, with Courtney Martin, held a Summit entitled Endangered Species: Preserving Women’s Bodies. This gathering of body activists set out to challenge the
toxic visual culture’s assaults on women and girls. Germany, New Zealand, Ireland, Brazil, Argentina, UK, Australia and the United States are all part of this international organization now called Endangered Bodies: a local/global initiative.
In 2015, Endangered Bodies NY
incorporated as an independent not-for-profit, boosting its growth with monthly meetings and special projects targeting US issues, such as BMI testing in schools. Each country is working on projects within their own cultural milieu and keep in touch monthly to compare notes, offer support and brainstorm together. For more information, please visit EndangeredBodies.org
The WTCI provides speakers for seminars, conferences, in-service training and lectures on psyche and culture, feminist relational psychotherapy, and the theory and treatment of eating and body image problems.
The Women's Therapy Centre Institute
562 West End Avenue, Suite 1C
New York, NY 10024