Nicholas Frye, MS, LCPC, NCC Jennifer Christman, RDN, LDN, CPT Behavioral Counseling Manager Clinical Nutrition Director
Weight stigma can lead to depression, anxiety, social isolation, and prevent individuals from seeking health care. People with obesity are at increased risk for many serious diseases and health conditions. So, how can we help people achieve a healthy weight while avoiding the detrimental impact of bias?
Join us for this highly interactive workshop where you will learn practical skills that can be applied immediately in any health or wellness practice. During the program enjoy demonstrations and discussions, and engage in hands-on application of weight stigma-sensitive coaching and counseling combined with motivational interviewing to help your clients make healthy behavioral changes.
1. Describe weight stigma and its detrimental effects.
2. Discuss the medical and public health models of obesity and how they can be used in formulating counseling approaches.
3. Practice stigma-sensitive counseling and motivational interviewing skills to help clients move towards healthy behavioral changes within any environment.
Early Bird (before June 1st) and group (3 or more) rate: $79 per person
Regular rate: $89
VU Faculty/Student rate: $69
Continuing Education Credits:
4.5 CPEUs for dietitians.