Eating Disorders and Diet Culture: Inclusive Care for Trans Communities

Presenter: Sand Chang, PhD

2.5 CEs

Homestudy

 

Eating Disorders and Diet Culture: Inclusive Care for Trans Communities

Abstract

Eating disorders do not discriminate across culture, gender, or socioeconomic status, yet eating disorders assessment and treatment approaches are typically geared toward what has long been considered a "typical" clients with an eating disorders: white, heterosexual, endosex, cisgender, college educated women. These stereotypes and assumptions create enormous barriers for trans people, who are eight times more likely than cisgender people to be diagnosed with eating disorders.

Eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image will be discussed as existing on a spectrum that is deeply embedded in diet culture. We will explore the obsession with body ideals that do not serve the vast majority of the population and are often harmful to trans and nonbinary people and BIPOC.

This is a mixed level course for clinicians who would like to know how to best provide affirming and culturally sensitive care to trans and nonbinary people who face challenges with food and body image. Participants will be invited to explore their unconscious biases through meditation and journaling. The instructor will cover several different approaches to eating disorders assessment and treatment, including varying levels of care, intuitive eating, Health At Every Size (HAES), and Body Trust® frameworks.

Learning Objectives

After this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Challenge unconscious biases with respect to weight and eating disorders, including the ways in which colonialism and diet culture may have informed biases.
  • Name two challenges in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders in trans communities, including the roles of sexism, transphobia, and fatphobia.
  • Describe two current hypotheses regarding the relationship between gender dysphoria and eating disorders in trans communities.
About the Presenter

Sand Chang, PhD

Sand Chang, PhD is a Chinese American nonbinary psychologist and trainer based in Oakland, CA. Sand is committed to body liberation for all people. Areas of emphasis include trans health, disordered eating, addictions, trauma/EMDR, IFS, and somatic therapy. Outside of work, Dr. Chang is a punoff competitor, smoosh-faced dog enthusiast, and dancer.

 

 

 

 


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Testimonials

It was a fantastic course. Good pacing, great information. Very useful, applicable and well presented.

The Course was informative and to the point it was able to keep my attention seamlessly. I appreciated the amount of reflection time used in this course

Great! Well laid out and excellent information.

It was well organized and the presentation was great. 

 


Additional Information

Who should take this course

Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Registered Dietitians, and other professionals working with eating disorders, disordered eating, and/or issues around diet culture with transgender and gender nonbinary clients.

Audience

Intermediate

Format

Recorded webinar recorded in January 2022.

Completion Requirements

To get CE credit, you will need to take the post-test with at least 80% score to receive your certificate for the homestudy course.

Financial Support

The Affirmative Couch pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.

Conflict of Interest

There is no reported conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.

Contact Information

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Accommodations

The Affirmative Couch will work to accommodate reasonable accommodations requests. Requests can be emailed with “accommodation request” in the subject line. Requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.


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$75

Buy Now


Licensed therapists who work in nonprofits price is $55 (Use coupon code: eddclicensed at checkout)

Student/pre-licensed price is $25 (Use coupon code: eddcpre at checkout)

You can also get access to this course and all other courses with our memberships:

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Lifetime Membership

 


Course Outline

Module 1 Module 1-1
Unit 1 Part 1 - Introduction
Unit 2 Part 2 - Defining Diet Culture
Unit 3 Part 3 - Diet Culture & Fatphobia: Origins
Unit 4 Part 4 - Unlearning Diet Culture: Moving towards Body Liberation
Unit 5 Part 5 - Claiming Your Body Story: Reflective Work for Providers
Unit 6 Part 6 - Reconceptualizing Eating Disorders
Unit 7 Part 7 - Eating Disorders in Trans Communities
Unit 8 Part 8 - Assessment
Unit 9 Part 9 - "Treatment" Approaches
Unit 10 Part 10 - Action Steps & Post Test
Unit 11 Course Quiz
Unit 12 Survey
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