Determinants of Childhood Obesity Text-based Home Course (4 CE) - Printed Version

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With the rise in obesity rates in the United States, the physical health risks and psychological contributors are coming under increased focus. This presentation will describe the negative effects that obesity has on a child's self-esteem and body image, and the environmental circumstances that make this health disorder more prevalent. Tools in assessment, including medical and nutritional referrals are described; psychological interventions that address motivation, behavioral strategies and emotional function of overeating are also explored. Also included are ways that therapists can mobilize public health initiatives to help clients.

Author: Jazmin Zane, MSW

Target Audience: Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and mental health clinicians.

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

  1. Identify the range of environmental, physical and psychosocial contributors to childhood obesity.
  2. Utilize different assessment and evaluation tools for obese children and adolescents.
  3. Describe and use interviewing and behavioral change strategies to improve clients' motivation.
  4. Integrate public health with private therapy modalities.


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  • You can repeat the post-test if you don't pass.
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