So many of our clients are unhappy with how they look and harbor deeply held beliefs that their body is not right in some way.
They might talk in aspirational terms about the unrealistically pretty, photoshopped faces they see in ads and on social media... or they let a complaint slip about being a few pounds overweight.
They might hold themselves back in life – they won’t do public speaking due to fear everyone will notice their freckles... or they go into hiding every summer because they hate how they look in shorts and t-shirts, never mind a tank top or a bathing suit.
Body image concerns can cause or be caused by anxiety and depression and, unless you stop the cycle, these clients will continue to engage in appearance-related behaviors that reinforce the unspoken problem – comparing themselves to others, grooming constantly, covering flaws with clothing or accessories, shopping for beauty products – even excessively dieting or exercising and receiving cosmetic procedures.
But how do we help our clients heal body image concerns, when focusing on perceived flaws is the very last thing they want to do?
Get the guidance you need to confidently address your clients’ body image issues from Body Dysmorphic Disorder experts Dr. Fugen Neziroglu and Dr. Sony Khemlani- Patel. They’ve identified the core elements of effective treatment that will help you to:
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Fugen Neziroglu, PhD, ABBP, is the co-founder and executive director of the Bio Behavioral Institute in Great Neck, NY, as well as adjunct full professor in Psychology at Hofstra University and at The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. She has presented and published over 200 papers in scientific journals and is the author and co-author of fifteen books on obsessive compulsive related disorders, including Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Advances in Psychotherapy, Overcoming Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach to Reclaiming Your Life, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Treatment Manual. She has appeared on numerous TV programs and presented nationally and internationally. Dr. Neziroglu is board certified in cognitive and behavior therapy from the American Board of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology, a Fellow of ABBP’s Academy and of ABCT. She is a member of many national and international societies and is on the scientific advisory board of the International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation (IOCDF) and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), and President of OCDNY. In 2016, she received the lifetime achievement award from the IOCDF for her extensive contribution to the field of OCD research.
Financial: Dr. Fugen Neziroglu has employment relationships with Bio-Behavioral Institute and Hofstra University. She receives grants from Bio Haven Pharmaceutical Company and receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Neziroglu receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.
Non-financial: Dr. Fugen Neziroglu is a member of the American Psychological Association, the New York State Psychological Association, the Nassau County Psychological Association, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. She is a patron of The Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation.
Sony Khemlani-Patel, PhD, is the clinical director at the Bio Behavioral Institute in Great Neck, NY where she has specialized in the evidence-based treatment of OCD and related disorders for over 20 years. She is on the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) and a member of their Body Dysmorphic Disorder Special Interest Group (SIG). She is Vice President of OCD-NY, the NY State Affiliate of the IOCDF. Dr. Khemlani is a faculty member of IOCDF’s Behavioral Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) and provides training and supervision to licensed clinicians. Dr. Khemlani has co-authored numerous book chapters, peer reviewed articles for BDD and related disorders, and co-authored three books, including Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Advances in Psychotherapy and Overcoming Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach to Reclaiming your Life, both with Dr. Neziroglu.
Financial: Dr. Sony Khemlani-Patel has an employment relationship with Bio-Behavioral Institute. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Khemlani-Patel receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Sony Khemlani-Patel is a member of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation, the Anxiety Disorder Association of America, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.
Please note: There will be a 70-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.
How Do I Look?: Neurobiology and Psychology of Body Image
Assessment and Therapeutic Engagement: How to Help Clients Talk About Body Image
Treatment Interventions for Body Image/Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Create a Comprehensive, Evidence-Based Treatment Plan
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