Binge and Emotional Eating, Body Image and Shame

“I’m an emotional eater.” I have to lose weight if I want to be healthy.” I know what I’m supposed to do, but I just don’t do it.” “My eating is out of control.”

These types of comments are common in our culture, and frequently make their way into the clinical setting. While the treatment of eating disorders requires specialized training, it’s important for all mental health professionals to understand the paradigm shift happening in our field when it comes to eating problems and weight concerns. After all, societal norms regarding eating, weight, and health affect every client we work with, regardless of body size.

In this full day training you’ll discover how recovery from overeating and bingeing is more than a matter of self-control, weight loss, or even understanding the emotional triggers. Judith will teach you how to integrate multiple facets of treatment—including the attuned eating framework, the role of shame and self-compassion, emotional regulation, body image strategies, understanding weight stigma and the Health At Every Size® paradigm—so that clients have the tools necessary to end overeating and develop a healthy relationship with food, their bodies, and themselves. Judith will address these important topics using a variety of teaching approaches including lively didactic material, experiential exercises and small group interactions.

Objectives – Participants will be able to describe

  • The influence of diet culture on eating problems and weight concerns
  • Different types of clinical presentations regarding emotional and binge eating and weight issues.
  • How the 5 components of the diet-binge cycle result in chronic dieting
  • How to implement the three steps of attuned eating to reduce out of control eating
  • The process of translating emotional issues into eating and weight loss focus that results in shame
  • Different techniques to regulate emotional distress without turning to food.
  • Strategies to cultivate a positive body image and combat internalized weight stigma
  • The impact of weight stigma and personal bias on clients both within and outside of the treatment setting
  • How understanding the body of research related to weight and health helps clients develop positive, sustainable behaviors to support physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • How to provide weight inclusive care through the Health At Every Size (HAES) paradigm

Available Continuing Education:  5.5 hours

  • DMH- Addiction Therapist           
  • DMH-Community Support Specialist
  • DMH-Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist         
  • DMH-Mental Health Therapist
  • DMH – Licensed Administrator 
  • DMH-Peer Support Specialist                    
  • NBCC- National Board of Certified Counselors   
  • MAAP-Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals                  
  • SW- Social Work

Cost

$25

Location

Mississippi Public Health Institute

Date

Nov. 15, 2019

Time

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Cost

$25

Location

Mississippi Public Health Institute