**Postponed** COFFEE AND CONVERSATION: Anti-diet: Reclaim your time, money, well-being and happiness through intuitive eating.

Book discussion: Harrison, C. (2019). Anti-diet: Reclaim your time, money, well-being and happiness through intuitive eating. New York: Little Brown Spark.
Presenter: Jessie Timmons, LCSW
Date and Time: March 13, 2020; 10:00am - 12:00pm (2CEUs)
Location: Doylestown, PA (address upon RSVP)

Program summary:
This will be a discussion of the concepts and clinical applications of the content of Christy Harrison’s book Anti-diet. Harrison makes the case for a radical paradigm shift in health care professionals’ approach to understanding how to support our clients in their relationships with food and their bodies. By understanding weight stigma and diet culture as forces of oppression, taking into account intersectionality, this book offers a new way of thinking about healing. Clinicians and our clients stand to benefit from this paradigm shift and some useful tools for supporting clients to be critical of diet culture and accepting and joyful about their selves and their bodies. Harrison, as a public health professional and a registered dietician, has much wisdom to offer and many resources can be found in this book for clinical work. Presenter will organize and lead the discussion and highlight key concepts. Participants are expected to have read the book and to bring readiness for conversation about the concepts and application to this program.

Participants in this program will be able to:
1. Discuss the way that weight stigma and diet culture act as oppressive forces in American culture.
2. Explore with clients the impact of these forces on their lives and relationships with their bodies and with food.
3. Provide tools, resources and new ways of thinking that support clients in moving into healthier relationships with their bodies and food.
4. Engage in advocacy designed to combat stigma and oppression related to body size.

Presenter Bio:
Jessie Timmons, LCSW is a therapist in private practice and agency practice in Philadelphia and Narberth, PA. Jessie has taught undergraduate, graduate and professional development courses since 2012 and has a particular interest in ethics, advocacy and intersectionality. She has served on the board of the PSCSW since 2012 and was president of the organization from 2017-2019, currently serving as its legislative chair. She is also currently in training to become a yoga instructor. Jessie has found listening to Harrison’s podcast (Food Psych) very helpful in supporting clients’ journeys toward healthy relationships and greater understanding of the impact of oppression related to weight and eating.

Cancellation Policy:

PSCSW Members: There is a $5 non refundable administrative fee for any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to this program.
Non Members: There is a $10 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.

This program is presented and hosted by PSCSW members. Both the presenter and host put a lot of time and preparation to make sure that attendees are receiving a wonderful program and feel welcome at the program. Just as in your professional life when someone cancels last minute, it has an impact on you. Please be cognizant of this when you register for this program.

Continuing Education Credits:
: 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).

PSCSW Members - Before you begin any registration, you must log in to the website to pay the member rate. If you register without logging in, you will pay at the nonmember rate. If you need assistance logging in, please contact the PSCSW@pscsw.org


  •  March 13, 2020
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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