Size Diversity Competency Training for Healing Professionals℠, Thrive Counseling & Consulting, PLLC, Friday, 15. November 2019

Size Diversity Competency Training for Healing Professionals℠
6.5 CEUs in Ethics for LPCs, Social Workers, Psychologists, LMFTs*

$425 Early Bird Registration (register on or before September 20th) 
$450 Full Fee Registration (register after September 20th)

Please be mindful of registration, as space is Limited to 12 participants.

Training Description
This single day training is open to all healing professionals (Mental Health, Medical, Allied Health, Dietitians, Fitness Industry, Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists, and on…) at any stage of their career. 
The healing arts and sciences is a primary source of sizeism, which leads to poor health outcomes and makes individuals less inclined to seek the care they need. As healing professionals, it is our ethical duty to build competency - this includes expanding our knowledge of sizeism and doing our part to reduce any discrimination based on body size. 
The training fee includes a copy of the Size Diversity Competency Training Workbook© by Chelsea Fielder-Jenks for you to keep.
Note: Prior to the event, you will be asked to participate in an Implicit Association Test in order to gauge your implicit weight/size bias. While this is not mandatory, it is highly encouraged in order to get maximum benefit from the training. The test takes about 10-15 minutes. You will be sent the link to take the test after registering for the event.
Learning Objectives
Through reading, discussion, small groups work, role play, and writing exercises, attendees will meet the following learning objectives. 
1. Provide at least 3 reasons why it is ethically important for healing professionals to be competent in size diversity
2. Identify what makes a size diversity competent practitioner 
3. Define key terms related to size diversity
4. Describe a framework for building size diversity competency
5. Recognize conventional health myths.
6. Identify your type and level of implicit size bias.
7. Describe at least 3 ways to move toward a size inclusive healing practice, including principles & tools to incorporate into your practice.
8. Understand and practice providing a Size Diversity Competent informed consent.
9. Gain confidence in communicating a consistent Size Diversity Competency message to other professionals and clients
Is this training for me?
You are a healing professional and you may have heard about things like Size Diversity, Health At Every Size, and Intuitive Eating
You are a progressive healing professional, wanting to stay up-to-date on ethical practices
You are wanting to do healing work in the world that makes a real difference to all people -- your clients, your colleagues & your profession
You recognize the importance of supporting people of all different bodies and backgrounds and want to help them deeply heal
You are struggling with your confidence as a healing professional in Size Diversity Competency
You are a student interested in breaking the mold and being apart of the rapidly evolving field healing arts and sciences

This training promotes
Ethical practice: Develop a deeper understanding of Size Diversity and incorporate the Size Diversity Competency Principles into your work to ensure alignment with ethical practice
Values-based practice: Learn more about your personal and professional values and discover how they intersect with your work as a healing professional 
Client retention: When clients feel understood, seen, heard, and empowered, they choose to invest time and resources into the relationship
Professional integrity: Your practice and work will be known for high-quality services, client-centered care, progressiveness, integrity, and credibility
Community: Join other like-minded healers who are also doing this work -- learn & grow together

What to Expect: Training Outline & Tentative Schedule
9 am to Noon
   Introductory Material
       Key Terms & Central Ideas
       The Importance of Examining our Size Diversity Competency
       What is Size Diversity Competency
       The Examining Framework
   Building Size Diversity Competency: Awareness
Noon to 1:30 PM - Lunch Break (lunch on your own) and Experiential Exercise
1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
   Building Size Diversity Competency: Analysis
       The Impact of Diet Culture and the War on Obesity
       Conventional Health Myths
       What is Health?
       The Ethical Dilemma for Healers
       Ethical Considerations
   Building Size Diversity Competency: Action
       Applying a New Paradigm of Health: Size Diversity Competent Principles
       Action Steps to Becoming a Size Diversity Competent Healing Professional
  Building Size Diversity Competency: Accountabiity
       Accountability Exercises
  Take Home Message
  Further Resources & Recommended Readings
  Additional Q&A

Facilitator Bio
Chelsea Fielder-Jenks, LPC, is the founder of Thrive Counseling & Consulting, PLLC in Austin, TX. She is a Health at Every Size provider, a member of the Association for Size Diversity and Health, and Education Chair of Central Texas Eating Disorder Specialists. She specializes in working with clients who struggle with eating disorders, substance abuse, anxiety, and mood disorders. Chelsea is an expert contributor to Eating Disorder Hope, Addiction Hope, and the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA). Chelsea was one of the first to write on the topic of size diversity competency with her 2014 article titled, “Becoming a Body Diversity Competent Practitioner” for BEDA’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week. To learn more about Chelsea, check out

*6.5 CEUs in ethics provided for LPCs and acceptable for Social Workers, Psychologists, and LMFTs. Thrive Counseling & Consulting, PLLC is an approved continuing education provider for Professional Counselors in the state of Texas (#3491) - based on current board rules, the board of Social Workers, Psychologists, and LMFTs accept CEUs from an approved provider for LPCs. Chelsea Fielder-Jenks and Thrive Counseling & Consulting, PLLC cannot guarantee the acceptance of any CEUs by any licensing board. It is the responsibility of the attendee to contact their board for verification and further explanation prior to registering. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CANCELLATION, NON-ATTENDANCE, & REFUNDS: Due to the limited space available in this training, NO REFUNDS will be given regardless of cancellation or non-attendance. However, you MAY REQUEST to attend the same training (i.e., training of same title and duration) at a later date for NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. In the instance the facilitator cancels the event, a full refund WILL be issued.

Please Note: My office is located on the second floor and is not wheelchair accessible. Let me know if you have special needs prior to your appointment, so that I may find suitable accommodations. 

Size Diversity Competency Training for Healing Professionals℠

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