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Working with Eating Concerns in the Time of Corona

How therapists can help clients avoid self-judgment at this time.

Judith Matz, LCSW

The current crisis is triggering many clients with eating and weight issues, due to the combination of increased stress, disrupted shopping and eating habits, and the increased cultural focus on food. Judith Matz, a therapist and author specialising in disordered eating, suggests how therapists can help clients avoid self-judgment at this time, and move towards making the choices that best support their physical and emotional wellbeing.

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3 Misconceptions About Body Positivity

Help clients let go of body shame, feel more at home in their own bodies, and transform diet culture.

Judith Matz, LCSW

Judith Matz, LCSW shares 3 common misconceptions about body positivity to consider as you work with clients to move from body shame to body positivity.

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Letting Go Of Body Shame in a Weight-Focused World

Foster conversations to combat weight stigma

Judith Matz, LCSW

Each of us has an obligation to address our biases so that we no longer contribute, even inadvertently, to the fat shaming our clients may feel as the result of our own attitudes.

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Leslie’s “Go-To” Granola Recipe

A Recipe to Improve Attention & Focus

Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC

Dr. Leslie Korn shares a brainpower-promoting recipe from her book, Eat Right, Feel Right.

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Five lifestyle factors that can help clients make progress faster

How the acronym “SEEDS” can improve emotional stability, cognitive function, and resilience.

John Arden, Ph.D., PESI Team

Are you missing the big picture? Learn how five simple lifestyle changes can help treat trauma, anxiety, and depression.

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3 Concerning Messages about the Netflix series, Insatiable

Plus, 3 Tips to talk to your clients about the new series.

Judith Matz, LCSW

There's been an outcry against the new Netflix series, Insatiable. Judith Matz a clinical social worker and author shares 3 concerning messages the series sends and tips to address these issues with your clients.

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The Problem With Diet Culture

Free CE: What every therapist, health professional, educator, and parent needs to know.

Judith Matz, LCSW

Therapists should not only be aware of their potential prejudices toward higher-weight clients, but should commit themselves to challenge those attitudes as well.

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