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How to Undiet your Therapy Practice

  • 25 Feb 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Presenter: Lynn Aguilar, LFMT

THIS IS A ZOOM EVENT - Registration will close 48 hours before presentation.
Registrants must attend full 2 hours to receive 2 CEUs

The Influence of Fatphobia and Weight Stigma on clIents who present with disordered eating (including healthism) or body image issues: how to take a weight neutral stance to help your clients heal.

Nobody ever really eats alone. We must all negotiate the voice of our culture and its contradictory messages about food and our body. This presentation will provide insight into how practitioners may inadvertently promote/perpetuate diet culture, distinguish between popular and fad diets compared to weight-neutral approaches in assisting clients to make informed decisions, identify biases held by clinicians, provide education on the origins of diet culture, the dangers of dieting, provide an overview of and structure for treating clients with disordered eating and body image, and provide guidance on steps to use to begin providing a weight neutral approach.


1. Learn the components of a weight neutral approach to disordered eating and body image.

2. Identify therapists personal biases that may be promoting adherence to diet culture.

3. Apply techniques that can be used in session to help clients acquire a new perspective regarding hunger and fullness cues to develop a more attuned relationship with their bodies related to hunger, satiety and fullness.

4. Identify the internal and external components of treating body image.


About the presenter:

Lynn Aguilar became a psychotherapist after a long career as an accountant. Throughout her life she had struggled with disordered eating and tried every diet in the book from having her jaws wired to much more drastic measures over the years. It was only when she gave up dieting that the critical voices in her head began to quiet down and as she practiced unconditional permission to eat her life changed. She has a passion for helping others who have similar struggles and for helping therapists understand the dangers of dieting.

Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for IE-CAMFT. IE-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. CEU  Provider # 62278

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