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CANCELLED: Free Educational Webinar: “Dirty Little Secrets: Pervasiveness of Pornography and Plastic Surgery and How They Impact Body Image”

October 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

EVENT CANCELLED: Due to unforeseen circumstances we have cancelled this webinar.  We hope you can join us for our next webinar on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Noon Mountain Time.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
1pm Mountain Time
Dirty Little Secrets: Pervasiveness of Pornography and Plastic Surgery and How They Impact Body Image
Nicole Hawkins, PhD, CEDS-S
Chief Executive Officer





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 #157177. CDR credentialed practitioners will receive one continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this activity.

This course has been approved by Center for Change, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #123302, Center for Change is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886558729-6308) 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:

There is a vast body of literature on the influence of different types of media exposure on women’s body image.  The majority of the research to date has focused on conventional forms of media (i.e., print, television, movies), and there limited research on how the “new media” that is largely driven by the evolution of the internet that is affecting women and men.  Specially, this presentation will focus on two rapidly growing trends in media that many in our society shy away from or are reluctant to talk about.   The first is erotic media, this presentation will examine how exposure to these images are influencing women and men’s perceptions of their bodies and view of attractiveness.  The presentation will discuss the rates of pornography in the United States and the pornography viewing patterns and how this influences women and men’s perceptions of their bodies.  The presentation will also focus on men’s viewing habits and the impact on their partner’s body image.  The second type of media to be addressed is social media, there is growing evidence that it is a new driver for cosmetic surgery as woman aim to improve their body satisfaction by getting a nip and tuck.  This presentation addresses the new trends and rates in cosmetic surgery and how women are striving for “selfie perfection” and seeking cosmetic surgery in increasing numbers.  Discussion will address if going under the knife is truly leading to increased body satisfaction and self-esteem.  Finally, implications for mental health professionals that work with women struggling with body image issues will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the current pornography view rates of women and men in this country.
  2. Analyze the research on how viewing pornography impacts women’s satisfaction with their bodies and how their partners’ viewing habits impact their body image.
  3. Describe the latest research on cosmetic surgery and if surgery can positively affect women’s body satisfaction and self-esteem.

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


October 7, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm