Eating Disorders and Body Image Dissatisfaction: How are They Related?

ID: 5232

Among women, body image dissatisfaction (BID) is so widespread that it considered a ‘normative discontent’. That is, feeling negative or discontented about one’s appearance is the ‘norm’ rather than the exception. Although widely attributed to cultural standards of thinness and the media’s promotion of idealized images of beauty, these explanations are not relevant for a majority of women who are exposed to prevailing norms, yet, do not develop BID. Of greatest clinical significance is that BID is the most robust risk factor associated with eating pathology. Many of these issues are examined including the surprising the relationship between BID and emotional abuse in childhood (CEA). Take home strategies for modifying BID are explored along with tools for assessing BID and related clinical issues (CEA, self-criticism, anger, etc.). Active participation is encouraged, including discussion of clinical cases that attendees may wish to bring to the workshop.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Marjorie Feinson, PhD
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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