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Becoming Diet Culture Dropouts: Clinical Interventions for Size & Body Acceptance in Eating Disorder Treatment

You may earn this many credits: 3

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Sloane Franklin, LICSW
2 Hours 37 Minutes


In this three-hour workshop, the presenter will provide an overview of the intersectionality between the etiology of eating disorders and contemporary American diet culture, with a specific emphasis on internalized weight biases and the impact this has on clinical work. A deeper clinical dive following this overview will explore appropriate evidence-based treatment (EBTs) and interventions, and the particular limitations of these strategies relative to transgender populations. An introduction to Health at Every Size (HAES) as an innovative new approach to address weight bias and stigma will provide participants additional strategies and tools to promote body and size acceptance in clinical practice. 

Learning Objectives

1. Learn practice skills for clinicians to identify & challenge internalized weight stigma
2. Operationalize an understanding of diet culture as the primary contributor to etiology of eating disorders
3. Implement Healthy at Every Size principals in clinical settings, both in treatment planning & office design
4. Learn at least 3 strategies to promote body & size acceptance in clinical practice

About the presenter
Sloane Franklin, LICSW is the executive clinical director of the Center for Eating Disorders Management in Bedford, NH. He is a psychotherapist specializing in cognitive-behavioral treatment of eating disorders, self-harm, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Sloane works with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. He is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. He provides Family-Based Treatment (Maudsley) for families with a teenager affected by an eating disorder. Sloane has extensive experience and special interest in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex individuals. At CEDM, Sloane leads a group for men with eating disorders and a cognitive therapy group.

In order to receive CEs for this homestudy, the entire video must be viewed. There will be a quiz and an evaluation. Once those are completed a certificate will be distributed.

The VPA Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The VPA Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.




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Executive Director Center for Eating Disorders Management

R. Sloane Franklin, LICSW, is the Clinical Director of the Center for Eating Disorders Management in Bedford, New Hampshire. He holds a Masters of Social Work from Boston University (2012), a Masters of Divinity (2004) and a Masters of Theology (2005) from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Bachelors of Arts from Austin College (2001). Sloane has completed advanced clinician training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Family Based Treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorder, and Motivational Interviewing. Sloane has worked extensively with the treatment of borderline personality disorder, complex trauma & adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, LGBTQIA issues, and eating disorders. Sloane has delivered continuing   education trainings on eating disorders and operationalizing client spirituality. Prior to his work at CEDM, Sloane worked as a clinician at the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (NH).

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