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What Is Invisible About Obesity?

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What is Invisible about “Obesity?”

The Suffering, Trauma, Causes and Treatment Modality

Description: In this didactic and experiential interactive workshop we will discuss:

1) Current concepts about and causes of obesity including:

- The effects of giant corporations that sell diets as well as beauty and style

-The effects of agribusiness corporations which grow, process, package and distribute food

- The negative and shaming effects that these industries, and the messages of their advertisers, have on women’s minds, psyche and bodies through the introjections and internalization of cultural messages

- The evolution of current BMI measurements

-The effects of sexual abuse and violence against women

-The increased stress in our society deriving from the slashing of public funding for social services, a safe environment, along with endless war and threat to civil liberties.

2) How to honor the massive and embodied trauma of being very large in our society, something we are only beginning to discuss.

3) How to work in therapy with very large women:

-experiential work focusing on working with what it is like to see, be near and be a very large woman

-how to discuss the severe trauma of being very large in its many faces

-how to honor ourselves and our clients again and again in the face of this culture and its internalizations

Location: 26 West 9th Street, #9C, New York, New York 10011

Date/Time: Saturday, December 9, 2017 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (lunch break: 1 hour)

Fee: $110 WTCIA Members: $90

Susan Gutwill, AB-PhD, LCSW is a sociologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She is on the faculty of The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute (WTCI) in NYC and of Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (CPPNJ) of New Jersey. At CPPNJ she has lead a study group for three years that is now providing CPPNJ Programs on Eating Problems and Body Image Suffering for Institute Trainees and for Practitioners in NJ and NY. She has taught, lectured and presented for practitioners for over 30 years. She is a member of Section 9 of Division 39 of the APA, Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility.

She is co-author of Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model, by Carol Bloom, Andrea Gitter, Laura Kogel and Lela Zaphiropoulos. She is also a co-editor and contributor to Psychoanalysis, Class and Politics, with Lynne Layton and Nancy Hollander.

She also teaches in many settings, most recently a case studies series co-sponsored by The Rutgers Graduate School Continuing Education program with CPPNJ.

Her private practice is in Highland Park, NJ.

*Please note: No on-site registration. Advance registration is required, as space is limited. Refund Policy: More than 1 week prior to the event: 100% refund. 1 week prior: 50% refund.

The Women's Therapy Centre Institute Training Program is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Workers as an approved provider of continuing education for NYS licensed social workers #SW-0361, NYS licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0018, and NYS licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0102.

The New York State Education Department has approved this workshop for 4.0 contact hours (CEUs) for NYS licensed LCATs, LMSWs, LCSWs, and LMHCs. Please allow 10 days for processing of Certificate of Participation.

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