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Free Educational Webinar: “Language Matters: Treating Body Image Concerns in Eating Disorder Patients”

July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thursday, July 13, 2023
Noon Mountain Time
Language Matters: Treating Body Image Concerns in Eating Disorder Patients
Claire St John, MPH, RD, CEDS-S
Director of Operations at Reasons Eating Disorder Center
Private Practice Dietitian



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PowerPoint Handout

About the Presenter:

Claire St John, MPH RDN CEDS-S is the director of operations for Reasons Eating Disorder Center and a Registered Dietitian in private practice. She is a non-diet, certified eating disorder specialist and supervisor who practices Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating.

Claire’s practice is founded on the belief that no one should be held back by fear of food or an ounce of shame or apology for one’s body. She is passionate about increasing access to eating disorder treatment for all cultures, body types, gender presentations and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Claire works with clients who want to have a better relationship with their bodies and eating, whether they are trying to enjoy food and movement without angst and self-retribution, working to undo disordered eating or recovering from an eating disorder.

CE Information:

Center for Change has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6766. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Center for Change is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Center for Change, provider #141861 is a continuing professional education (CPE) accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Activity #177107. CDR credentialed practitioners will receive one continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this activity.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886558729-7533) for 1 continuing education contact hours.

AADE recognizes NASW, APA, and CDR as continuing education providers on the NCBDE list of recognized approved providers. The continuing education must be applicable to diabetes. Participants are responsible for contacting their respective state and discipline licensing boards to confirm acceptance of CE hours.

Center for Change is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Center for Change maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Description of Presentation:

Body image issues are often at the inception of an eating disorder, and can linger long into recovery. As clinicians, how we talk about bodies and body image issues can impact patients’ recovery. With an exploration of how different diagnoses are discussed, cultural pressures, fatphobia and how to increase awareness of the impact our words have as clinicians.

Learning Objectives:

Based on the content of the workshop participants will be able to:

1. Describe how body image impacts patients of all sizes and diagnoses

2. Identify words or phrases that can be problematic in a treatment setting and why

3. List supportive, weight-neutral words or phrases and identify how to incorporate them into individual and group treatment settings

Training For:

Staff of Hospitals, Medical Centers, Mental Health Clinics, General Medicine Physicians, Psychiatrists, APRN’s, Psychologists, Counselors, Dietitians, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, Mental Health Technicians for all levels including introductory to advanced.


July 13
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm