Keynote Speaker: Judith Matz, LCSW
Judith Matz, LCSW has worked in the field of eating problems and weight concerns for over 30 years. She received her Master’s degree from University of Michigan and completed a post-graduate fellowship at Michael Reese Hospital where she trained in the treatment of eating disorders. Judith is co-author of Beyond a Shadow of a Diet: The Comprehensive Guide to Treating Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Eating, and Emotional Overeating (2nd edition, 2014); The Diet Survivors Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care (2006), The Body Positivity Card Deck (PESI Publishing, 2020) and author of the children’s book Amanda’s Big Dream. Judith is a popular speaker at national and international conferences, and descriptions of her work have appeared in the media including the Psychotherapy Networker, New York Times, LA Times, Fitness, Good Housekeeping, Self, Shape, Today’s Dietitian, Diabetes Self-Management, NBC News Chicago with Nesita Kwan, Huffington Post Live, and she appears in the documentary America The Beautiful 2. Judith has a private practice in Skokie, IL, where she works with clients with Binge Eating Disorder and those who want to break the diet/binge cycle and learn to feel at home in their bodies. Judith is dedicated to helping people end the preoccupation with food and weight and to fighting weight stigma.
Emotional and Binge Eating, Chronic Dieting, and Shame: What Clinicians Need To Know
“I’m an emotional eater.” I have to lose weight if I want to be healthy.” I know what I’m supposed to do, but I just don’t do it.” “My eating is out of control.”
These types of comments are common in our culture, and frequently make their way into the clinical setting. While the treatment of eating disorders requires specialized training, it’s important for all mental health professionals to understand the paradigm shift happening in our field when it comes to eating problems and weight concerns. After all, societal norms regarding eating, weight, and health affect every client we work with, regardless of body size.
In this keynote you’ll discover how recovery from overeating and bingeing is more than a matter of self-control, weight loss, or even understanding the emotional triggers. Judith will teach you how to integrate multiple facets of treatment—including the attuned eating framework, the role of shame and self-compassion, emotional regulation, body image strategies, understanding weight stigma and the Health At Every Size® paradigm—so that clients have the tools necessary to end overeating and develop a healthy relationship with food, their bodies, and themselves.
- Participants will learn how the 5 components of the diet-binge cycle result in chronic dieting.
- Participants will learn how to implement the three steps of attuned/intuitive eating to reduce out of control eating.
- Participants will be able to describe the process of translating emotional issues into eating and weight loss focus that results in shame.
- Participants will be able to describe strategies to cultivate a positive body image and combat internalized weight stigma.
- Participants will learn how the Health At Every Size framework promotes wellness beyond weight.
Earn 3.0 CEs