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Caught between the rigidity of dieting and the chaos of overeating,
every meal can be an emotional battle that may result in low self-worth, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, hopelessness, or shame.

Become the clinician to finally transform the “shame cycles” of bingeing and dieting, emotional overeating, and negative body image into a nourishing and satisfying relationship with food — for your clients and yourself!

Internationally celebrated clinician, author, and speaker Judith Matz, LCSW, ACSW, can help you break the cycle. Her proven approaches will empower your clients to discover and embrace wellness beyond weight and Health At Every Size

… as well as inspire you to examine your own attitudes toward dieting, food, and weight.

Get over 100 printable client worksheets, plus consultation articles with the latest research, to help your clients — and yourself — feel at home in their bodies!

Emotional Eating, Chronic Dieting, Bingeing and Body Image:
What Every Clinician Needs to Know

$345.93 Value
Just $197.18 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 6.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details.
 
Here's What's Included in the Course

This comprehensive online training on Emotional Eating, Chronic Dieting, Bingeing and Body Image is broken down into easy-to-follow video modules. Through step-by-step instruction, you'll discover:

Assessment
  • 3 crucial questions to ask at intake
  • The differences between Binge Eating Disorder (BED), emotional overeating and disordered eating
  • Subclinical disordered eating patterns
The Root of the Problem
  • Why dieting doesn't work
  • How to handle shame around food and body size
  • Why weight loss is NOT the answer
Moving Clients from Shame to Empowerment: Treatment Strategies that Work
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness practices
  • Self-compassion skills
  • Attuned eating
  • The Health at Every Size (HAES) approach
Clinical Considerations
  • How therapists may inadvertently contribute to fat shaming
  • Considerations regarding individual vs. group therapy
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks

Click here for course objectives and outline.

These modules will help you master the skills to:
  • Identify issues related to food, weight, and body image from your first session
  • Understand why clients get stuck in the diet-binge cycle and how to finally break it
  • Engage, support, and help your clients repair their dysfunctional relationship with food and their bodies—no willpower necessary!
  • Help your clients respond to well-meaning—yet harmful—weight loss “compliments”
  • Discover your own hidden biases and ingrained cultural stereotypes about weight that could negatively impact your clients' treatment
  • Share simple mindfulness practices that can help reduce emotional eating
  • Determine if individual or group therapy would best serve your clients
  • Help clients develop a healthy framework that ends out-of-control eating without being beholden to fad diets and self-punishment
  • And SO much more!

You'll also receive access to essential tools such as:
  • Hunger Fullness Scale: Helps to identify the physical cues of hunger and satiation
  • Hunger Matching List: Identifies the kinds of tastes and textures you're craving so you can choose the foods that will satisfy your needs in that moment
  • Patient assessment form: Determine if your clients have a Binge Eating Disorder (BED) or emotional overeating problem
  • AIM Protocol: This handy acronym aids clients in eating intuitively so they can nourish their body and soul
  • Writing prompts to help you and your clients truly understand their complex relationship to food, dieting, and body image
  • Self-assessments to help you uncover and transform any subconscious/unrealized biases you may have toward higher-weight people—including your clients—so you can better serve them
  • A paradigm-shifting framework that takes the focus off weight loss and shifts it to developing a healthy relationship with food. When this happens, weight loss is often a side effect, but it's not the goal.
 
Get 6 FREE Bonuses You'll Use for the Rest of Your Career:

The Making Peace with Food Card Deck: 59 Anti-Diet Strategies to End Chronic Dieting and Find Joy in Eating
By Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS | Judith Matz, LCSW, ACSW
End chronic dieting and heal your relationship with food.
In this unique and easy-to-use card deck, you'll find 59 anti-diet strategies to help you break free from the diet mindset and find peace with food. Learn how to:
  • Reject diet culture
  • Honor your hunger cues
  • Practice attuned eating
  • Find self-compassion
  • Nourish your body
  • Navigate emotional eating
  • Rediscover joy in life
Click here for information about Christy Harrison.

The Body Positivity Card Deck: 53 Strategies for Body Acceptance, Appreciation and Respect
By Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW | Judith Matz, LCSW, ACSW
You can feel better about your body and move from body shame to body positivity!
With these simple practices, reflections, and inspirations, you'll learn to find appreciation for your body. This deck contains 53 unique healing strategies that will guide you to build self-confidence and respect for the body that you have — and help to create a more inclusive world.
The cards are divided into four easy-to-navigate categories:
  • Self-Compassion — Relate to yourself with kindness and care
  • Body Image — Cultivate acceptance, appreciation, and respect
  • Mindfulness — Notice thoughts, feelings, and sensations in the present without judgment
  • Self-Care — Practice positive, sustainable behaviors for physical and emotional wellbeing
Click here for information about Amy Pershing.

Soothe: Your Mind-Body-Spirit Guide for Dealing with Crappy Emotions
By Heidi Kopacek, PsyD, LP, RYT
When it comes to emotional health, we're all busting our backsides trying to make ourselves feel better. In Soothe: Your Mind-Body-Spirit Guide for Dealing with Crappy Emotions, clinical psychologist Dr. Heidi Kopacek gives you a holistic approach to de-frazzling from 21st century stress and negativity.
In this hilarious, practical, yet fiercely honest book, learn once and for all:
  • What emotions really are, where they come from, and why we have so many crappy ones
  • New and innovative ideas for soothing tension in the body and quieting the anxious mind
  • The best how-to's for breathing, meditation, self-care, and compassion (without any woo-woo jargon you can't understand)
  • Powerful, but easy-to-implement techniques for awaking your deeper human spirit
Click here for information about Heidi Kopacek.

Unlearning Weight Stigma: The Latest Science on Trauma and Weight
By Judith Matz, LCSW, ACSW
Society's view of diet culture ebbs and flows with current trends, but some mental health professionals seem to be stuck holding onto outdated ideas which conflate “obesity” with trauma.
In her latest article for Psychotherapy Networker, Judith Matz, LCSW, ACSW, explains the most up-to-date science on trauma and weight and ways you can avoid triggering and further traumatizing your higher-weight clients.

Health Comes in All Sizes
By Judith Matz, LCSW, ACSW
This Consultation Article with Judith Matz, LCSW, ACSW, answers the question “How is the Health At Every Size (HAES) framework relevant to your work, even if eating and body-image issues aren't your clinical specialties?”
Learn how you can work against the ‘6 P's of Diet Culture' in your daily practice with this powerful resource.

Confronting Our Prejudices Against Higher-Weight Clients
By Judith Matz, LCSW, ACSW
This Consultation Article with Judith Matz, LCSW, ACSW, answers the question “How can I change my disapproving attitude toward clients I consider fat?”
Re-frame the way you think about weight and examine your own prejudices surrounding size with this powerful resource.

Get Instant, Lifetime Access to a Portfolio of Client Strategies
You Can't Get Anywhere Else!

Must-have therapeutic interventions for emotional and binge eating, chronic dieting, and negative body image
$345.93 Value
Just $197.18 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 6.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details.
 
This Training is Already Working for Your Colleagues:

"The content was a relevant paradigm shift with realistic and applicable approaches. The interventions will be utilized—I cannot wait to employ them with my clients. Thank you!" — Rachel, Social Worker

"Judith was awesome! There have been bits and pieces of this information that I have been integrating into my practice - her steady and clear vision and language was really very helpful." — Elizabeth, Counselor

"Judith Matz was an excellent presenter and a wealth of knowledge. This is what an expert looks like." — Carolyn, Psychologist

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The Next Steps in Advancing Your Practice
Watch your email for your order confirmation and get instant access to all course materials, including the bonus materials — all designed to help you effectively transform your client's “shame cycles” of bingeing and dieting, emotional overeating and negative body image into a nourishing and satisfying relationship with food and their bodies—for good! Click here for course objectives and outline.
Review the course materials at your own pace and at your convenience! You'll have unlimited access to all course videos and materials online forever. Plus, use the PESI Mobile app to access the course content on your phone or tablet. Choose video or audio-only versions of online courses from the world's best instructors, and complete your CE requirements anywhere, anytime, at your own pace.
Instantly collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards. You'll be part of a community of hundreds of practitioners all focused on integrating the issues related to food, weight and body image in clinical practice, providing valuable opportunities to share insight and experiences and to build your professional network.
Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 6.25 CE hours! Click here for CE credit details and credit details specific to your profession.
 
Meet the Course Expert:
Judith Matz

Judith Matz, LCSW, ACSW, is co-author of The Making Peace with Food Card Deck, 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.

Click here for information about Judith Matz.

Must-Have Strategies to Help Clients Achieve Body Positivity & End Chronic Dieting
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