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Digital Seminar

From Body Shame to Body Positivity



Every therapist—no matter where they practice or who they see—has heard clients express shame about their body size. Often, this shame gets brushed aside as just an unfortunate byproduct of our cultural norms, but when people are at war with their bodies it can impact their work, relationships, and self-worth, often leading to anxiety and depression. To counter weight stigma and its damaging effects, it’s imperative that clinicians learn an alternative therapeutic framework in which to support physical and psychological well-being for people of all sizes.


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Average Rating:
   5
Faculty:
Judith Matz
Duration:
2 Hours
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
23 Mar, 2019
Product Code:
NOS096038
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Access:
Never expires.

CPD


Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 2.0 hours CPD.

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LCSW


Judith Matz, LCSW, is co-author of the Body Positivity Card Deck and two books on the topics of eating and weight struggles, Beyond a Shadow of a Diet: The Comprehensive Guide to Treating Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Eating and Emotional Overeating, has been called “the new bible” on this topic for professionals. The Diet Survivor’s Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care was a #1 bestseller on Amazon and a favorite resource for therapists to use with clients. She is also the author of Amanda’s Big Dream, a children’s book that helps kids to pursue their dreams – at any size! Judith has a private practice in Skokie, IL, where she focuses her work with clients who want to get off the diet/binge rollercoaster and learn to feel at home in their bodies. Through her individual counseling, groups, workshops, presentations and books, Judith has helped thousands of people to develop self-care skills that increase physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing without a focus on the pursuit of weight loss. Through educational programs, she is dedicated to helping people end the preoccupation with food and weight. Judith received her MSW at University of Michigan and earned her post-graduate certificate at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, where she trained in the treatment of eating disorders. Judith is a frequent contributor to the Psychotherapy Networker magazine and a popular speaker at national conferences. Descriptions of her work have appeared in the media including the New York Times, LA Times, Allure, Fitness, Self, Shape, Today’s Dietitian, Diabetes Self-Management, NBC News Chicago, Huffington Post Live, and she appears in the documentary America The Beautiful 2.

 

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Judith Matz is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Non-financial: Judith Matz is a member of the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH).


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Objectives

  1. Examine diet-culture messages that lead to internalized weight stigma and its impact on clients’ physical and mental health. 
  2. Apply strategies based on the Health At Every Size (HAES) paradigm to help clients become more attuned with their bodies when it comes to eating and physical activity.
  3. Assess how therapists may inadvertently contribute to body shame in sessions.
  4. Describe how to empower clients to respect and feel at home in their bodies through body-positive strategies and resources.

Outline

Examine diet-culture messages that lead to internalized weight stigma and its impact on clients’ physical and mental health. 
  • The 6 P’s of Diet Culture 
  • The Diet-Binge Cycle 
  • The Role of Shame 
Apply strategies based on the Health At Every Size (HAES) paradigm to help clients become more attuned with their bodies when it comes to eating and physical activity. 
  • The Five Principles of HAES 
  • Myths About Health and Weight 
  • The Three Steps of Attuned Eating 
Assess how therapists may inadvertently contribute to body shame in sessions. 
  • Identify Attitudes Toward Thin/Fat 
  • Case Examples 
Describe how to empower clients to respect and feel at home in their bodies through body-positive strategies and resources. 
  • Definition of Wellness Beyond Weight 
  • Teaching Clients Self-Advocacy 
  • Examples of Body Positive Resources via Social Media

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals

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