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Episode 13: Eating Disorders in Muslim Populations: A conversation with Fatema Jivanjee-Shakir, LMSW

Join us for this enlightening episode with eating disorder & body image therapist, speaker, and writer Fatema Jivanjee-Shakir, LMSW (she/her/hers). Research suggests that eating disorders and body image dissatisfaction are significantly higher in Muslim teens compared to their Christian classmates. Fatema illustrates the unique challenges in recovery and treatment for Muslim populations, including ways in which evidenced based modalities can be potentially harmful and pathologizing for those in collectivist cultures.

Fatema provides guidance and practical tools on how to support Muslim clients who are navigating eating disorder recovery while also participating in Ramadan or exploring their gender identity. You can find more information about Fatema and her work on Instagram at: @yoursouthasiantherapist

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