Working with Patients in Larger Bodies: Weight Bias and the Therapeutic Relationship (2CE)
Friday Dec. 14th, 10am-12pm EST
This webinar has been completed, thanks to all who participated!
This 2-hour introductory-level seminar is geared towards all mental health clinicians and will be led by Michelle O'Brien, LGPC, MA, CPT and Kelly Theim Hurst, PhD. Ms. O'Brien and Dr. Hurst are experienced in empirically-supported health behavior change strategies as well as the unique considerations necessary to achieve a productive and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship with patients at higher weights.
This seminar is designed to help participants:
1) Recognize instances of weight bias in working with therapy or assessment clients.
2) Describe how these biases can impact the therapist-client relationship (e.g., reduced treatment efficacy, reduced client retention).
3) Apply key therapeutic skills to working with patients in larger bodies (e.g., active listening, motivational interviewing, promotion of patient autonomy) to enhance treatment efficacy and support a healthy therapist-client relationship.
Cancellation policy: Participants will be granted a full refund if registration is cancelled at least 7 days in advance; after this time, your registration fee may be applied to a future CE program upon request. If the program is cancelled by the instructors for any reason, a full refund will be granted.
No commercial support has been or will be provided to CE instructors. Dr. Hurst and Ms. O'Brien are clinicians in private practice.