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Fighting Fatphobia: Fatphobia and Weight Stigma in Recovery (Video)

Combating Fatphobia

Eating disorders are not just about improving your relationship with food. Recovery must also include recognizing the systemic forces that fuel eating disorders, unlearning harmful internalized beliefs, and acquiring the skills needed to navigate these oppressive experiences. This webinar defines fatphobia and weight stigma, discuss the cultural impact specifically on those in recovery and explore internal beliefs around weight and their origins. Attendees will learn methods for handling experiences with weight stigma and fatphobia and how to begin to release internalized beliefs.

About the Presenter:

Jaclynn WiseJaclynn Wise, PsyD, is the Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of Pittsburgh. She received her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology and completed her specialization in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She completed her Doctoral Internship training at the University of Pittsburgh Counseling Center with an area of concentration in sexual assault recovery. Since joining Renfrew in 2017, Dr. Wise has supported The Renfrew Center of Pittsburgh staff in delivering evidence-based practice via The Renfrew Center Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders® while integrating Relational Cultural Theory, which promotes growth-fostering relationships.

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