Queer Affirming Therapist Guild

Weight Stigma and Therapy

  • 23 Jul 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • online, via Zoom
  • 75


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4 CEUs, online synchronous, via Zoom


Join us for a live online training on Weight Stigma and Therapy. The training will include a 3 hour presentation, and 1 hour with a panel of a variety of professionals working within the Health at Every Size model. We’ll have time for rich discussions among attendees and presenters as we work to recognize the anti-fat biases we may be holding onto as a result of living within diet culture. We’ll take a look at the ways these issues may be showing up in the therapy room and what we can do to ensure that we are creating safe and inclusive spaces for all clients. 

Presentation Objectives:

  1. Define terms associated with weight stigma

  2. Identify the ways that weight stigma may be impacting work with clients. 

  3. List statistics related to outcomes of intentional weight loss.

  4. List at least 3 specific ways that BIPOC & LGBTQ folx are uniquely impacted by weight stigma. 

  5. Explain 2 techniques for addressing weight/body based shame when it shows up in the therapy room without perpetuating weight stigma. 

Cassie Willnauer is a licensed therapist serving the Kansas City area. She specializes in working with clients on issues of body image, sex, and sexuality. She's done training in perinatal mental health and practices from the Health at Every Size Model. She's currently working towards a PhD in Clinical Sexology where she will become a Certified Sex Therapist & contribute to the field by investigating the intersection of fatphobia and sexuality. She's the co-host of the Sex at Every Size podcast where she and her sister, a registered dietitian, explore these concepts as well.

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