Bodies Come in All Sizes: The Assessment and Treatment of Body Image Disturbances.

Date: 10/03/2017, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Bodies Come in All Sizes: The Assessment and Treatment of Body Image Disturbances.

By Dr. Nicole Hawkins

Summary of Presentation

The main goal of this presentation is to educate professionals on how to assess and treat body image disturbances across the weight spectrum.  The presentation will focus on factors that contribute to negative body image and how therapists can effectively assess the influence of these factors in regards to the patients they treat.  This presentation will also address the impact of the media and the diet industry, and how dieting leads to a loss of self-esteem and not necessarily weight. This presentation will provide information on individual and group assessment techniques and interventions for body image disturbances that professionals can take home and use in their daily practices.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

1.  Learn a variety of techniques to adequately assess body image disturbances in patients with eating disorders.

2.    Understand factors that contribute to the development on body image disturbances.

3.    Learn effective techniques to treat body image disturbances in patients with eating disorders in individual or group setting.

About Dr. Hawkins:

Dr. Hawkins is a licensed psychologist and has provided clinical expertise at Center for Change since 1999 and is currently Director of Clinical Services overseeing all aspects of care.  She is a regular presenter on body image and the treatment of eating disorders on a local and national level. Dr. Hawkins developed a comprehensive body image program that focuses on the media, diet industry, plastic surgery, childhood issues, and learning to appreciate one’s body.  She has been a consultant for magazines and news programs and her work has appeared in the New York Times, Self Magazine and 20/20.  Dr Hawkins has been facilitating body image groups for the past 19 years and currently leads five body image groups a week on all levels of care.

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