Seasonal Effects of Diet Culture: Managing the Summer Season for Clients with Eating Disorders


Jul 17 2024



9:00 am - 10:30 am



Free CE Webinar

Seasonal Effects of Diet Culture
Managing the Summer Season for Clients with Eating Disorders

Presented By Jennifer Berry, MA, LPC-S
National Director of Family & Alumni Programs


This webinar will offer insight for clinicians to help clients challenge the invasion of illogical diet culture standards and adopt a compassionate stance for themselves and their bodies during the summer season. While the definition of a diet culture is broad, the pervasive societal beliefs around achieving the “ideal body” underpin the idea that a human has moral superiority when obtaining this false conformity. Our culture’s discriminating and intrusive standards pose an invasive threat to those who view themselves as unable to meet or maintain these guidelines, especially for those with eating disorders or in recovery. The foundational ideas of the diet culture, especially during the summer season, have changed names, marketing strategies, and schemes over time, but the reality remains the same – if humans cannot meet these illogical standards, then shame, guilt, low self-worth, and body loathing can infiltrate their belief systems.

Learning Objectives:
1. Investigate the interplay of diet culture and the summer season and explore the impact on the diversity of clients with eating disorders
2. Identify internal dialogue and external responses to diet culture during the summer that interfere with our clients navigating through the season
3. Develop strategies to support your client through summer, including embracing a compassionate stance for themselves, exploring their internal interchange, and understanding external focuses that impact treatment and recovery.

9:00 – 9:10 am PST- Welcome
9:10 – 10:10 am PST- Presentation
10:10 – 10:30 am PST- Optional Q&A

We are offering 1 CE hour through APA, CDR, and NBCC for live attendance.


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