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Bringing Men to the Table: Recognizing & Treating Eating Disorders in Male Clients

Key considerations for working with male clients

Andrew Walen, LCSW, LICSW, CEDS-S

To identify and treat males, it takes a complete re-think of what you assume eating disorders look like and how best to assist. Andrew Walen, LCSW-C, LICSW, CEDS-S, provides key guidance.

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The Problem With Diet Culture

Free infographic to educate clients on the physical and mental health risks

PESI Team

It’s essential to recognize the impact of diet culture on your clients – and yourself. Use this free infographic to educate clients on the principles of diet culture, as well as its physical and mental health risks.

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Treating Binge Eating Disorder, Complex Trauma, and Body Shame

Interview with renowned expert Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW

Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW

Binge eating disorder is the most underdiagnosed eating disorders, yet it occurs at very high rates in trauma survivors. In this candid interview, Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW, explores the intersection of eating disorders and trauma, as well as the implications for treatment.

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Using EMDR Therapy to Treat Eating Disorders

PESI Team

Can EMDR be used to treat eating disorders? EMDR is a common treatment for PTSD – however, research shows that many eating disorders may stem from underlying trauma.

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Taking an ACT Approach to Disordered Eating

3 strategies to help clients let go of food and weight struggles

Diana Hill, PhD

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy works to promote psychological flexibility while helping clients get unstuck from painful patterns of avoidance. ACT expert Diana Hill, PhD, shares how this approach can be used to heal clients' relationships with food and weight.

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5 Tips for Body Positivity & Anti-Diet Culture

Discover how to help clients reclaim their relationship with food and find joy in eating

Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS, Judith Matz, LCSW

Anti-diet experts Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS, and Judith Matz, LCSW, answer some of their most frequently asked questions about anti-diet culture, emotional eating, body image, fat stigma, and more.

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How To Reject Diet Culture This Holiday Season

Help clients set boundaries, find support, and make peace with food

Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS, Judith Matz, LCSW

Anti-diet experts Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS, and Judith Matz, LCSW, share their insight on how to help clients navigate difficult conversations surrounding weight and food this holiday season.

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Breath Inside the Body: A Somatic Intervention for Disordered Eating

Address Underlying Trauma & Body Shame with a Breath-Based Exercise

Ann Saffi Biasetti, PhD, LCSWR, CIAYT

Clients who struggle with disordered eating often struggle to attune to their own bodily sensations. Help them tap into their own internal wisdom with a simple exercise from Ann Saffi Biasetti, PhD, LCSWR, CIAYT.

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