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Psychological therapy for obesity: Using a cognitive behavioural approach to promote weight loss and manage relapse

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Psychological therapy for obesity: Using a cognitive behavioural approach to promote weight loss and manage relapse

9 November 2017

Explore the links between obesity and emotional eating and discuss current options for psychological treatment and support, and their evidence base.

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Psychological therapy for obesity: Using a cognitive behavioural approach to promote weight loss and manage relapse 9 November 2017 Obesity is currently regarded as a major health risk to both adults and children in the western world, In England alone, the prevalence of obesity among adults has almost doubled since the early 90s to over 26 percent currently; and nearly 40 percent of adults are overweight. Yet in relation to the development and availability of treatment aimed at behavioural change, obesity receives little attention in comparison to issues which command popular interest such as eating disorders in young people. This workshop will summarise what we know about the psychological effects of obesity; the extent to which obesity may be addressed through a focus on overeating and its possible links to emotion; and the current options for psychological treatment and their evidence base. While we have yet to find an effective long term psychological treatment for obesity, the case will be made for adopting a psycho-educational approach in order to equip overweight and obese clients with the tools to notice and modify longstanding habits and limit the damage posed by increasing continued weight gain. There will be discussion of the practical aspects of therapy, with an emphasis on cognitive behavioural treatments, taking into account effects on body image and self-esteem, and with an emphasis also on working to improve tolerance of emotions incorporating ideas from third generation therapies. There will be space made for discussion, and for small group exercises, with some time for informal group discussion of participants’ cases.

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SKU CONF-LC09NOV17
Conference Date 9 November
Start Date 9 Nov 2017
End Date 9 Nov 2017
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