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Body image interventions that support inclusion of race, gender identity, sexuality, body size, ethnicity, and culture...
...so, you can stay up-to-date on the most current affirming interventions!

We live in a society that rewards body shame, prioritizes being thin over being well, and promotes losing weight at all costs. 

And to make matters worse, while body dissatisfaction does not discriminate, current interventions and approaches have failed to include every body in ways that account for the role of individual and collective trauma.

Toxic experiences like abuse, neglect, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and fatphobia have led clients to hate their bodies...

...leaving them stuck in a vicious cycle of shame, depression, anxiety, and dieting.

It's time to rethink how we intervene with body image concerns.

That's why we've created this one-of-a-kind Body Image Course!

The Body Image Course: Helping EVERY BODY find Peace with Food and Weight


$1,199.80 Value —  Yours Today for Only $199.99
Plus, earn up to 17 CE Hours, including up to 5 cultural competency hours, at no additional cost to you!
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

Learn from 19 of the leading voices in the field as they guide you through the most up-to-date affirming interventions you need to skillfully and sensitively help all your clients cultivate body love, acceptance, and compassion.

Drawing on the latest research, you'll learn transformational body image interventions and approaches that will not only significantly improve your client's relationship with their body, weight, and food, but will also support the inclusion of race, gender identity, sexuality, body size, ethnicity, and culture.

Walk away with the necessary interventions and approaches to skillfully:
  • Recognize and reverse the toxic impact of diet culture on your clients' body image – and on yourself!
  • Decrease shame responses by accounting for the impact of individual and collective trauma on body image and disordered eating.
  • Apply strategies grounded in intuitive eating and Health At Every Size to decrease preoccupation with food and weight.
  • Assess and treat disordered eating and body image concerns in marginalized clients, including BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals.
  • Connect with, assess, and treat men with eating disorders and related body image concerns.
  • Help clients befriend their bodies and reclaim their sexual selves after sexual trauma.
  • Create an inclusive, weight-stigma-free zone in your practice.
  • Incorporate body-love, body-forgiveness, and self-compassion practices to improve body image and eating concerns.
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You'll learn cutting-edge interventions for body image concerns and disordered eating, including approaches and strategies from:

IFS • EMDR • ACT • Transdiagnostic CBT • Psychoanalytic Treatment • Spirituality

The Body Image Course
Helping EVERY BODY find Peace with Food and Weight

A $1,199.80 Value —  Yours Today for Only $199.99
Plus, earn up to 17 CE Hours, including up to 5 cultural competency hours, at no additional cost to you!
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
FAQ

Register now and you'll get:

  • On-demand access to ground-breaking interventions you likely haven't seen elsewhere in one training…
  • 13 easy-to-follow video modules that you can watch on your schedule…
  • 7 FREE bonus videos (a $419.93 value)…
  • Up to 17 CE hours including up to 5 cultural competency hours
  • Comprehensive resource manuals and slides, plus other clinical resources…
  • Exclusive access to private message boards where you can connect with a community of like-minded clinicians.

Cultivating Radical Self-Love: Inhabiting with Wonder and Joy the Body You're In
Sonya Renee Taylor, author of The Body Is Not an Apology | Click here for information about Sonya Renee Taylor

This powerful conversation will examine the importance of changing the prevailing societal structures that communicate that our bodies are unacceptable as they are. Walk away with:
  • Actionable take-a-ways on how to use The Body Is Not an Apology as an intervention to help clients who struggle with their relationship to their body, food, and weight
  • A new perspective on how to help your clients—and yourself—break down the barriers to healing and start a revolution towards radical self-love!
Sizing Up Our Strategies: Best Practices to Treat Body Shame and Chronic Dieting
Judith Matz, LCSW, ACSW (she/her) | Click here for information about Judith Matz

Take an in-depth look at a client's experience with multiple therapists on her journey to cultivate a healthy body image, confront weight stigma, and make peace with food. You will learn:
  • How your own views toward body size and food impact what you offer clients
  • Strategies to unlearn diet culture for yourself and with your clients
Untangling Weight and Health: A Physician's Perspective
Lisa Erlanger, MD (she/her) | Click here for information about Lisa Erlanger

Explore the myths and realities of the relationship between weight and health. Through cases, research, and resources, you will be empowered to:
  • Reduce weight stigma in your office
  • Advocate for a weight-inclusive approach to health for all your clients
Intuitive Eating: Healing Clients' Relationship with Food
Aaron Flores, RDN (he/him) | Click here for information about Aaron Flores

Intuitive eating is a path that allows clients to end the war with food, re-learn how to tune into their bodies, and develop a more peaceful relationship with food and body. Help your clients by learning:
  • How the 10 principles of intuitive eating help clients feel safer in their bodies
  • Specific tools to help heal clients' relationships with food
Every Body Counts: Culturally-Attuned Care for Marginalized Individuals Struggling with Disordered Eating and Body Image
Sand Chang, PhD (they/them) | Click here for information about Sand C. Chang

Current assessment and treatment approaches for eating disorders and related body image issues have narrow parameters that do not include every body. Discover:
  • Skills to successfully support inclusion by recognizing the spectrum of body image concerns and related disordered eating in a culturally-attuned manner
  • How to take systems of oppression and marginalization into account in your clinical work
Black Women, Body Image, and Eating Disorders: The Missing Links in Research and Treatment
Jessica Wilson, MS, RD (she/her) | Click here for information about Jessica Wilson

Racial trauma informs ways in which disordered eating shows up in Black women, who are confronted every day with the contradictory message that their bodies are "too much" for Western society and at the same that they are "not enough." This session will help you:
  • Understand how weight stigma and thin privilege have roots in racism
  • Gain essential strategies for discussing race and racial harm with clients struggling with disordered eating and body image concerns
Body Forgiveness: The Intersection of Forgiveness and Self-Compassion in Positive Body Image and Eating Disorder Recovery
Ann Saffi Biasetti, PhD, LCSWR, CEDS, CIAYT (she/her) | Click here for information about Ann Saffi Biasetti

Recovery from disordered eating and body image issues is often solely focused on behavior change, overlooking the important component of assisting clients with developing a relationship with their bodies. You will discover:
  • How body forgiveness can decrease clients' body objectification and shame
  • A body forgiveness practice to increase self-compassion
Self Leads the Way: IFS Interventions for Treating Binge Eating Disorder, Complex Trauma, and Body Shame
Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW (she/her) | Click here for information about Amy Pershing

The experience of complex trauma significantly contributes to binge eating disorder (BED) and body dissatisfaction. If you treat trauma, you treat BED. Sadly, few clinicians are trained in dealing with both concerns, which impacts treatment for these clients. You will learn:
  • Key questions to ask to uncover whether your client has BED
  • How to look at BED through an IFS lens and a plan of action to avoid harm by using somatic healing and intuitive eating and movement
Eating Disorders Treatment: Applying a Social Justice Lens for Healing and Liberation
Marcella Raimondo, PhD, MPH (she/her) | Click here for information about Marcella Raimondo

When eating disorders occur in marginalized individuals, related dynamics are increasingly complex. This session focuses on:
  • Practical interventions informed by social justice principles to ensure all individuals with eating disorders can access safe treatment options
  • Self-reflection exercises and case presentations to create an inclusive and healing environment
Fostering Connection with Specific Interventions: Treating the LGBTQ+ Client Through Their Eating Disorder
Christine Vara, LCSW-C, LICSW, MDiv (she/her or he/him) | Click here for information about Christine Vara

Emerging research suggests that individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ may be at higher risk of experiencing body image concerns and disordered eating alongside barriers to appropriate treatment. Increase your understanding of the challenges that your LGBTQ+ clients face as you discover how to:
  • Accurately use pronouns and address micro- and macro- aggressions
  • Create safer spaces for healing
Bringing Men to the Table: Effective Interventions for Eating Disorders and Body Image Concerns in Males
Andrew Walen, LCSW-C, LICSW, CEDS-S (he/him) | Click here for information about Andrew Walen

Latest research indicates that males represent up to a third of those identified with anorexia and bulimia, half with binge eating, and the majority with muscle dysmorphia. Learn specific approaches for males, including:
  • How to ask questions that will uncover eating disorders and body image concerns in men
  • Clinical practice goals to enhance prevention and treatment
ACT for Body Acceptance: Help Clients Confront the Barriers that Stop Them from Living the Life They Value
Diana Hill, PhD (she/her) | Click here for information about Diana Hill

Hounded by unattainable white western standards about what constitutes an acceptable body, many clients stop pursuing the life they want, feel shame that they struggle with body positivity, and blame themselves for being stuck. This session will teach you ACT strategies to:
  • Unhook clients' identities from their bodies and their thoughts about their bodies
  • Help clients accept the body they inhabit and use it to pursue meaningful activities even as they experience distressing thoughts, feelings, and memories
Tips for Moving Forward in Your Practice
With Judith Matz, LCSW, ACSW (she/her) / Sand Chang, PhD (they/them) / Jessica Wilson, MS, RD (she/her) / Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW (she/her) / Andrew Walen, LCSW-C, LICSW, CEDS-S (he/him)

This session presents a dynamic discussion where five of our expert speakers break down your next steps to putting what you have learned into practice! They will help you:
  • Understand and overcome challenges to working with body image concerns and disordered eating
  • Gain practical tips and concrete strategies you can begin implementing in your practice
No matter whose body walks through your clinic door, you'll be ready and confident to deliver more informed, inclusive care centered on body image, eating disorders, food, and weight.
EMDR for Body Image Concerns and Disordered Eating
Lori Kucharski, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC, CEDS-S (she/her) | Click here for information about Lori Kucharski

This session will offer recommendations for modifying all 8 phases of EMDR treatment for clients with body image concerns and disordered eating, including use of sensitive terminology and the "do's and don'ts" in treatment. Learn how to:
  • Assist your clients with integrating somatic awareness, self-nurturing practices, wellness principles, and cultural understanding into their recovery
  • Work collaboratively with medical providers while providing EMDR
Treating the Whole Person: A Transdiagnostic CBT Approach to the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Rebecca Berman, LCSW-C, LCSW, MLSP, CEDS-S (she/her) | Click here for information about Rebecca Berman

Emotional avoidance is a distinguishing feature of eating disorders as well as many other clinical conditions, including anxiety and depression, which often co-occur with disordered eating and body image concerns. In this session, you will learn:
  • How to target multiple clinical problems at once
  • Techniques for building emotional awareness, tolerance, and acceptance for your clients
Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders
Tom Wooldridge, PsyD, ABPP, CEDS-S (he/him) | Click here for information about Tom Wooldridge

In a field that increasingly emphasizes rapid symptom reduction, treatment providers risk neglecting less overt, and less easily measurable, aspects of the patient's experience. In this session focused on psychoanalytic treatment of eating disorders, you will:
  • Learn the latest thinking about how a psychoanalytic approach can increase understanding of the complex emotional experience of eating disorders
  • Discover how to assist your clients in contending with an internal landscape marked by isolation, loneliness, shame, guilt, embarrassment, and hopelessness
Body Image and Sexuality: Befriending the Sexual Self After Trauma
Angela Gunn, LCSW, CST (she/they) | Click here for information about Angela Gunn

Sexual trauma can set off body hatred and create a distancing from the body, particularly the sexual body, in order to feel safe again. In this session, you will discover:
  • The sociocultural and neurobiological factors affecting your clients' relationships with their bodies after sexual trauma
  • Tools to reduce client shame and self-blame so they can befriend their sexual bodies, and relational and social strategies to help clients practice safe intimacy again
A Guide to Integrating Spirituality into Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders and Body Image Concerns
Michael E. Berrett, PhD (he/him) | Click here for information about Michael E. Berrett

Integrating spirituality into psychotherapy is especially important for clients suffering eating disorders and body image concerns, the hallmark of which is disconnection from one's true identity. Learn how attending to "the spiritual" need not detract from nor replace evidence-based clinical interventions:
  • Develop spiritually inclusive interventions that can be implemented in session for clients with eating disorders and body image concerns
  • Evaluate ethical issues related to the use of spiritual interventions in treatment
Health at Every Size®: A Weight-inclusive Paradigm for Eating Disorders Treatment, Body Image Issues, Recovery, and Harm-Reduction
Chevese Turner, internationally-recognized activist and advocate, speaker, policy influencer and movement-builder | Click here for information about Chevese Turner

This presentation will clarify the tenets of Health at Every Size (HAES)™ and discuss how and why they can be helpful for individuals healing from eating disorders and related body image issues as well as from the trauma of weight stigma. You will learn:
  • The importance of recognizing healthism along with the limitations of HAES™ in communities facing oppression(s)
  • Harm reduction techniques that can break down barriers to care
Autism and Eating Disorders: Understanding Co-Occcurence Issues with Food and Body Image
Kim Clairy, OTR/L (she/her), Autism advocate, ED survivor, and educational speaker | Click here for information about Kim J. Clairy

Kim Clairy, OTR/L, developed her passion for educating clinicians through her own personal experience navigating a healthcare system unfamiliar with adult autism and sensory processing disorder. She learned to break through many personal and societal barriers and develops trainings to challenge clinicians to look outside the box when working with clients struggling with eating and food related difficulties.

In an interview with Marcella Raimondo, PhD, MPH, Kim Clairy talks about her lived experience with autism, sensory processing dysfunction, and eating disorders. Get insight into:
  • How sensory processing issues can impact body image and ways that eating disorder behaviors can serve a self-regulating function in individuals with autism
  • How eating disorder treatment can be more inclusive for individuals with autism
 
The Body Image Course
Helping EVERY BODY find Peace with Food and Weight

A $1,199.80 Value —  Yours Today for Only $199.99
 See for yourself what your colleagues are saying about how much they enjoy this course:
"The information was new, relevant, and inclusive. Way to be up-to-date and progressive! Thank you!" — Carrie P., social worker
"This training introduced me to a new way of thinking and experiencing my work with body image in my personal and professional life." — Laken S., counselor
"Very well-rounded and comprehensive! All speakers were great, well-informed and presented information in a compassionate manner." — Tracie W., social worker
"I liked the diversity of speakers and different perspectives. Content was excellent and I will be able to use it in practical application. Great educational tools and resources." — Chelsea W., counselor
"Outstanding! Presenters and content were exceptional!" — Grace M., social worker
"This training was eye-opening, up-to-date, and informative." — Lacey P., social worker
 
Frequently Asked Questions about this Training
 

The Body Image Course is what you want to get to your practice the next level and something you'll keep in your toolbox throughout your career.

If you're seeking new approaches to improve your clients' relationship with their body, weight, and food… that also support inclusion of race, gender identity, sexuality, body size, ethnicity, & culture, this self-study course is the comprehensive training you're looking for!

This course was created for addiction counselors, counselors, dieticians, marriage and family therapists, nurses, physicians, psychologists, social workers, plus other professions.

Click here for CE credit details for more professions.

 

We know that body image and eating concerns affect all clients, so we've designed this summit to be relevant for all clinicians. Whether you already specialize in this area or not, you will walk away with new perspectives and concrete interventions to help your clients be at home in their bodies! We've made specific efforts to contextualize body image and eating concerns and to be inclusive of marginalized individuals.

 

With over 18 hours of online video training, insightful commentary, interventions and examples, you will have compelling new clinical strategies that you can immediately start applying in your practice! We encourage you to take the time to fully absorb everything. Watch the videos. Read the materials. Get your CE hours!

But, if you review all of the course materials and are still not satisfied, call us at 800-844-8260. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

 

Yes! Once you register for this self-directed course, you'll have unlimited access to all course materials.

The Body Image Course
Helping EVERY BODY find Peace with Food and Weight

$1,199.80 Value —  Yours Today for Only $199.99
Plus, earn up to 17 CE Hours, including up to 5 cultural competency hours, at no additional cost to you!
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
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