When clients come to us for support with emotional and mental health concerns stemming from issues with their health, body size, weight, and/or relationship with food, how are you approaching the work? Is your framework unbiased and inclusive? As mental health clinicians, it is important for us to do our work to understand the inherent fatphobia and biases that exist within frameworks aimed at addressing issues related to health, body size, weight, and food behaviors. in this talk, we will discuss how addressing our own biases can inform more inclusive mental health care.
- Attendees will recognize 2-3 ways in which biases and traditional frameworks might impact the therapeutic process and relationship.
- Attendees will be able to label the 3 components from the Food Relationship framework.
- Attendees will be able to list 1-2 resources to help them learn more about the history of diet culture and better understand how to adopt an inclusive approach to their work around body, health, weight, and food relationship.
- Attendees will be able to identify 2-3 areas where traditional therapy frameworks can be adapted to be more inclusive when working with clients presenting from traumas related to body shaming, fatphobia, food deserts/food insecurity, etc.