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Pacific NorthWest Multi-Chapter iaedp 2019 Event

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Willamette Valley • Southwest Washington • Puget Sound

Pacific NorthWest Multi-Chapter iaedp 2019 Event Nurturing Body Respect: The Facts, Fictions, and Clinical Path

Presented by: Linda Bacon, PhD

May 18th, 2019 • 5 CE’s Provided


Schedule:

  • 7am-8am Yoga and Meditation Workshop Stephanie Fox, LMHC, RYT & Brandi Olden RDN, Certified Meditation Teacher ** Additional fee required
  • 9am-10am Registration
  • 10am-12pm Presentation
  • 12pm-1pm Lunch
  • 2pm-4pm Presentation
  • 4pm-6pm Reception & Networking

Description:

Amidst the backdrop of a national obsession with weight loss, it is not surprising weight has become a central concern in health practice and a source of anxiety for many clients and families. As a healthcare provider, you’ve been well-schooled in weight concerns. You know the conventional ideas about using BMI for diagnosis, recommending dietary monitoring and control, and the value of weight loss in treating and preventing disease. But are you feeling confident that the status quo response to weight concerns is effective? Perhaps you’re noticing, despite all the attention to weight, patients aren’t getting thinner, and you’re aware of the well-established finding that only a small percentage of people maintain weight loss over the long run. Maybe you’ve noticed the negative consequences, with patients becoming increasingly preoccupied with food and disordered eating behaviors and body discontent on the rise. Commonly accepted treatment focuses on helping clients manage their personal behaviors, like eating and activity, yet has limited success and may even backfire, increasing feelings of self-blame and inadequacy. Body appreciation can often feel unattainable and admonitions do little to address the very real personal costs of body-based stigmatization. In this provocative workshop, Dr. Bacon challenges the assumptions of a health agenda based on thinness as a goal and dietary control as the answer, with inadequate attention to the social dimensions of our lived experiences and how they contribute to disease and recovery. With abundant research and clinical wisdom, she explains an evidence-based alternative path for health professionals to address weight more effectively and empower clients – across the full spectrum of weight status and social identities - to live healthier lives.

Goals/Objectives:

1. Explain the concept of setpoint weight, how body weight is regulated, and why dieting typically fails to result in sustained weight loss.

2. Demonstrate understanding of the significance and impact of social determinants on the development of body dissatisfaction and the health and well-being of their clients.

3. Gain knowledge to address weight stigma and body shame in an ethical, compassionate way

About Linda Bacon PhD:

Best known for her paradigm-shifting research and advocacy upending the weight discourse, Dr. Linda Bacon’s inspiring message takes us beyond size, to shaping a culture of empathy, equity and true belonging. A professor and researcher, for almost two decades Dr. Bacon has taught courses in social justice, health, weight and nutrition. She has also conducted federally funded studies on health and weight and published in top scientific journals. Bacon earned her PhD in physiology from the University of California, Davis, where she currently serves as an Associate Nutritionist. She holds additional graduate degrees in psychology and exercise metabolism. Dr. Bacon has mined her deep academic proficiency, her wide-ranging clinical expertise and her own personal experience to write two best-selling books, Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight, and the co-authored Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, or Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight, both of which are credited with transforming the weight discourse and inspiring a hopeful new course for the global body positivity movement.


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