Lori Fishman, Psy.D., instructor
This program will address the need for
mental health professionals as a core treatment component for pediatric
obesity. Childhood obesity is an epidemic of national importance. Interventions
often must go beyond discussing healthy eating habits and promoting activity in
young people. Mental health providers play a crucial role in assessing for
comorbid psychological diagnoses, such as depression and disordered eating.
Behavioral interventions involve a family approach using aspects of cognitive
behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, behavioral management and
motivational interviewing. The psychosocial effects of pediatric obesity and
overweight are often numerous and can cause a cyclical coping pattern that
leads to increased obesity.
Upon completion of the program the participant will be able to:
- Identify the reasons behind the current pediatric
- Explain the medical and psychosocial consequences of
- Describe strategies to assist parents in helping
their children overcome obesity
- Describe strategies to assist children in preventing
and overcoming obsesity
- Describe strategies to assist children in coping
with the psychosocial issues that result from life with obesity
Program Code: HP46
2 CE Credits
Location: at MSPP, Newton
Lori Fishman, Psy.D., is a full-time pediatric psychologist and leader of
the behavioral medicine team in the Optimal Weight for Life Program at Boston
Children’s Hospital. She provides ongoing consultation and assessment to
children and families as part of a multidisciplinary team of physicians,
nutritionists and behavioral medicine providers. Additionally, Dr. Fishman is
an Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and
offers private therapy and consultation to children, adolescents and families.
Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Health Psychology & Medicine
|Early registration ends on Aug 15, 2012.|
Regular registration starts on Aug 16, 2012 and ends on Oct 25, 2012.
Late registration starts on Oct 26, 2012.
| Clinical Management of Pediatric Overweight and Obesity (HP46)|
|Member Fee: ||$45.00||$45.00||$45.00 |
|Non-Member Fee: ||$45.00||$45.00||$45.00|