An online continuing education course offering resources to support professionals treating people with eating disorders
Presenter: Elizabeth Scott, LCSW
Co-Founder, The Body Positive
The Body Positive Psychotherapy online course provides professionals with cutting-edge tools to help their clients who are struggling with eating and body image problems gain ownership of their bodies. Psychotherapist Elizabeth Scott, LSCW, shares the Body Positive approach to empowering clients to listen to and trust their own internal wisdom, and to take responsibility for their own self-care, starting at the most fundamental level—feeding themselves.
This course is appropriate for any member of a treatment team that works with individuals with eating disorders, including social workers, counselors, dietitians, nurses, psychiatrists, and psychologists.
Over nearly two decades, The Body Positive Co-Founders, Connie Sobczak and Elizabeth Scott, have refined their Be Body Positive Model, offering a unique, whole-person approach to the prevention of eating disorders. In addition, Elizabeth has further developed this model into a powerful resource for the treatment of people in recovery from eating disorders. This course offers Elizabeth’s use of the Be Body Positive Model’s five Core Competencies to help clients of all sizes improve their health through the development of positive, sustainable self-care behaviors motivated by self-love.
In this 10 CEU online course, participants first read The Body Positive’s new book, Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!)to learn about the Core Competencies of the Be Body Positive Model, and then complete the five-hour online training program composed of lively and engaging video and text tutorials that explore the Competencies as applied to treatment.
Through this course, participants will become equipped with creative, practical tools to help their clients understand their bodies’ physiology, pay mindful attention to their eating behaviors, replace weight loss-motivated exercise with health-oriented movement, and compassionately transform their critical voices into supportive allies. Additionally, professionals learn positive strategies to address their clients’ beliefs about beauty and health that underlie their body-hatred, the importance of positively re-imagining their own beauty, and how to create community that supports their recovery. With these resources, clients can discoverer what makes them feel vibrant and alive in their bodies. Ultimately, this approach fosters a belief in one’s self that is central to all therapeutic endeavors.
At this time, 10 CEU hours are available for MFTs and LCSWs through the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners. Other professionals, including dietitians, may be permitted to accept these CEUs, but will need to check with their processional licensing boards first.