Discount available for PAA Members.
It is important for psychologists to understand their role in addressing client’s weight-related issues. Unfortunately, generic suggestions for addressing client concerns by suggesting they “go on a diet”, “exercise more”, or “do intermittent fasting” may unintentionally cause harm. Misidentifying social justice issues that may be contributing to client’s distress is also problematic. This interactive workshop will focus on best practices in addressing client’s weight-related issues. We will first examine our own biases in regards to weight and bodies. A continuum of weight-related issues and how they develop across the life span will be explored, along with issues of weight bias, weight stigma, and cultural perspectives. We will examine best practices in addressing weight-related issues through case examples and evidence-based resources (i.e., weight science, Health at Every Size, The Body Project, and social justice approaches).
Dr. Angela Grace
Dr. Angela Grace is a Ph.D. Registered Psychologist in private practice in Calgary, AB. She is passionate about eating disorder prevention and treatment and completed her Ph.D. research in feminist and social justice approaches to eating disorder and obesity prevention. A Health at Every Size advocate, she engages in advocacy work to reduce weight bias and stigma in education and health care settings. Her primary focus is holistic approaches to women’s health and well-being along with treating trauma and burnout. Angela also teaches Iyengar yoga, is an avid potter, and loves being in nature with her family and rescue pitbull.
Understand the continuum of weight-related issues ranging from eating disorders to obesity.
Understand how weight stigma, weight bias, cultural perspectives, and societal ideals around body size impact client body image and weight-related issues.
Examine how their own personal weight bias may impact their work with clients.
Examine best practices in addressing weight-related issues (i.e., weight science, Health at Every Size, social justice approach; resources).
Upon purchase, this recording will be available for one year. Cancellation and refunds may be applied for by email or phone call to the PAA Membership Officer. Cancellations received within 24 hours of registration for the Continuing Professional Development activity will receive a full refund of the registration fee. Cancellations received within 48 hours of registration for the Continuing Professional Development activity will receive a full refund of the registration fee, less a $35.00 + GST processing fee. PAA reserves the right to cancel any activity, in which case a full refund of the registration fee will be provided.