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The Weight Management Challenge 2.0

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Course Summary

Many people are battling with their weight and the health issues that ensue. For many, the challenges are endless, the diets do not last. The consequences can be life threatening, emotionally devastating, and mentally draining, yet those afflicted often lack the knowledge to make the necessary changes to overcome the addiction. Mental health professionals are only beginning to recognize that some foods can be addictive and many people cannot stop eating because they are “addicted” in the same way an alcoholic is dependent on alcohol.

Learning Objectives

Participants will...

  1. Describe how to assess weight loss history and how this assessment can help mental health professionals provide better strategies for clients.
  2. Identify how food affects the body and how this has made weight loss harder for certain clients.
  3. Outline treatment approaches for those struggling with food addictions or weight management issues.

Course Lessons and Descriptions

TWM 101: Healthy Weight Loss in Treatment of Binge Eating and Food Addiction

Rhona Epstein, Psy.D., C.A.C.
In this lecture, Dr. Epstein takes a closer look at how treatment providers can navigate weight loss matters to manage binge eating and food addiction. The importance of how to assess weight loss history is discussed, and strategies for helping clients recognize and overcome self-defeating attitudes and behaviors are explored.

Runtime: 55 minutes 4 seconds

TWM 102: Food, Mind, and Mood: Nutrition Science

Rhona Epstein, Psy.D., C.A.C.
The battle with overeating is not only physical, but also mental. In this lecture, Dr. Epstein examines the latest scientific research on how food can impact the body and be a significant factor in the problems of overconsumption.

Runtime: 55 minutes 8 seconds

TWM 103: Effective Counseling Strategies for Binge Eating and Food Addiction

Rhona Epstein, Psy.D., C.A.C. Runtime: 55 minutes 11 seconds
The first step in effectively treating binge eating and food addiction is establishing clinically-excellent assessment and diagnostic skills. Dr. Epstein discusses how clinicians can determine treatment direction and approach and integrate these competencies into their practices.

Continuing Education

2.75 CE Credits available for LPC, LMFT, LSW.

2.75 CE Credits available for IBCC Credential Holders.

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due for good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required continuing education hours. For more information Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit: https://www.lightuniversity.com/continuing-education-statements/.