Let’s talk about the “F” word: Fatphobia 

DATE: Thursday, June 8th, 2023

TIME: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST  //  4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. CST // 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 pm PT

PLATFORM: Via Zoom Webinar

COST: $25


  • Live & Interactive Webinar
  • Presentation Slides PDF Included
  • Provides for GSB (EBT)(PSY) training

As clinicians we have been working hard to combat hidden biases and stigma that impact clients, but how often do we consider body size to be a factor in how we interact with clientele? Yet, studies show that fatphobia has a huge impact on how we interact, diagnose, and treat clients in the therapy room. In this training, we will look at the history of anti-fat stigma in Western culture as a whole before diving into the ways that it shows up in clinical treatment. We will then address how to work on unlearning harmful assumptions to better serve people in larger bodies and the advocacy work we can start doing now. We will end the training with some information about how to better interact when weight is a part of treatment for people of all sizes.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define and understand fatphobia
  • Learn how fatphobia shows up and impacts our clients
  • Unlearn stigma and increase access to fat-affirming care
  • Learn how to become an ally and advocate for all body types in the therapeutic setting