COFFEE AND CONVERSATION: Body Positivity: Health At Every Size (HAES)

PSCSW Coffee and Conversation Program presents:

Body Positivity: Health At Every Size (HAES)

Presenter: Jenny Weinar, LCSW
Date: September 28, 2019
Time: 2 pm - 4pm
(Please arrive at 1:30 pm for registration, refreshments and socialization.)
Location: Philadelphia, 19107


Program Description:

Body positivity, fat acceptance and Health At Every Size (HAES) are attracting a lot of attention these days but are often misrepresented in media coverage and public discourse. Oftentimes our own internalized beliefs about health and food affect our understanding of these concepts, resulting in double binding messages and confusion.

These concepts, which promote the dignity of individuals in all bodies regardless of size or health status, are highly relevant to social workers as agents of change and social justice. Drawing from the core competencies of the Be Body Positive model and Feminist perspectives, this program will provide an overview of HAES/body positivity and link these concepts to our work as clinical social workers.

Participants will engage in self-reflective and mindfulness-based exercises to facilitate embodied understanding of these principles.


Clinical Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Articulate the Health At Every Size paradigm and dispel common misconceptions
  2. Identify manifestations of their own internalized weight stigma in order to question and challenge these beliefs
  3. Apply HAES/body positivity to their own clinical work in order to provide weight-inclusive treatment



Jenny Weinar, LCSW, is body positive psychotherapist in Philadelphia specializing in treating disordered eating, distorted body image and related concerns. Jenny uses she/her pronouns. She received her Master's of Social Work with a specialization in Health and Mental Health from Hunter College and holds a Bachelor's of Arts from Wesleyan University.

Prior to starting her private practice, Jenny held positions in primary care, community mental health, and substance abuse treatment. Jenny is a licensed Be Body Positive Facilitator and currently training to become a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. Additionally she is trained in enhanced cognitive behavioral therapy for eating disorders, mindfulness-based stress reduction, acceptance and commitment therapy, and certified to teach yoga.

Participants who attend this program must be present for its entirety in order to get the continuing education credits.

Cost: No charge for PSCSW Members to attend. There is a $10 fee for anyone wishing a CE certificate.

Cancellation Policy:
There is a $5 non-refundable administrative fee for any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to this program. No refund will be issued if less than 48 hours’ notice is given for this program.

Continuing Education Credits:
FOR PENNSYLVANIA SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS: This program is approved for 2 credits for professional workshops sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, a state affiliate of the Clinical Social Work Association listed in Section 47.36 of Title 49, Chapter 47 of the PA Code, State Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is also approved for 2 credits for professional workshops for marriage & family therapists (Section 48.36) and professional counselors (Section 49.36).

FOR NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS: This program is approved for 2 clinical credits. Attendance at programs or courses given at state and national social work association conferences, where the criteria for membership is an academic degree in social work, are a valid source of continuing education credit (N.J.A.C. 13:44G-6.4(c)4).

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  • September 28, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Member CE Included $10.00 (USD)   Expired
Member CE not Included $0.00 (USD)   Expired