Are you interested in pursuing a career in BFRBs?

Trudi Griffin - LPC
Nov 29th, 2018

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The TLC Foundation wants to help

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The TLC Foundation is now accepting applications for its Early Career Award Program (ECAP). ECAP is a mentorship and career development opportunity that supports rising stars in the field of body-focused repetitive behaviors, including trichotillomania (hair pulling) disorder, excoriation (skin picking)disorder, and related conditions. 

ECAP is designed to foster interest in a career serving the BFRB community through networking, professional development activities, and mentorship from leaders in the field.

There are separate awards for both researchers and evidence-based clinicians, and they include the following:

Applying is easy, and eligibility criteria are intentionally broad. See for details.

    • Complimentary registration to the Annual Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors Conference hosted by The TLC Foundation for BFRBs.
    • $500.00 travel stipend awarded to top three applicants (two researchers, one clinician) to be used for airfare and hotel costs associated with the conference.
    • Two-hours of small-group mentoring sessions.
    • Assignment of a senior mentor from the foundation's Scientific Advisory Board or Professional Training Faculty.
    • Recognition at the Annual BFRB Conference.
    • Investigator Track: Individual mentorship from established researchers in the field, meeting with NIMH program officers to discuss successful grant funding, potential study collaboration
    • Clinical Track: Group Case consultation session with a senior clinician from the Scientific Advisory Board or Professional Training Faculty.
    • Invitation to the Professional Networking Reception.

All materials must be submitted to Leslie Lee at by January 5th, 2019.

Trudi Griffin - LPC


Education, experience, and compassion for people informs Trudi's research and writing about mental health. She holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Addictions and Mental Health from Marquette University, with Bachelor’s degrees in Communications and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Before committing to full-time research and writing, she practiced as a Licensed Professional Counselor providing therapy to people of all ages who struggled with addictions, mental health problems, and trauma recovery in community health settings and private practice.

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