Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Black Families and Body Image: The Need for a Holistic Understanding When Treating Individuals

  • 02/18/2022
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Online Via Zoom


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February 2022
including Q&A

Friday, February 18, 2022
9:00 am-11:00 am

11:00-11:30 am (optional)
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Via Zoom

2 CEUs

Black Families and Body Image:
The Need for a Holistic Understanding
When Treating Individuals

Charlece Bishop, MS, LMFT

Extensive studies focus on body image and the consequences for mental health. Unfortunately, a scarcity of research examined body image within the context of Black families’ experiences. Issues surrounding body images among Black people must be understood within the broader historical and familial experiences in which they exist. Too often, therapists focus on treating Black people who struggle with body image without understanding the unique experiences of Black families. This presentation centers on the history of and role of the Black family as an integral part in understanding how one might begin to approach treating body image issues among Black clients. 

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: 
  1. Understand historical and cultural roles of the Black family when offering therapy to Black clients faced with body image issues.
  2. Identify social media’s role on body image within Black families.
  3. Utilize at least two psychoeducational tools and techniques when conducting therapy with Black clients and families.  

    Charlece “Charlie” Bishop, MS, LMFT, is an AAMFT Professional member, holds the Clinical Fellow designation, is the owner of the private practice CR Counseling in Birmingham, AL, and is the founder and host of the podcast Black Girl Body. She is an international and national speaker on topics related to Black culture, social equality, eating disorders, and body image issues. Further, her research interests include eating disorders, body dysmorphia, anxiety disorders, systemic racial trauma, and Black mental health.  

    For more information, contact Di Wilson or Leanne Nettles.

    Licensed Therapists, Associates, Students, & Related Professionals

    Event Details: 
    Friday, February 18, 2022, 9:00-11:30 am
    8:30-9:00: Check-In
    11:00-11:30 am  (optional) Participant Announcements

    9:00: Meeting Begins
    11:00 Presentation and Related Announcements End
    11:30 (optional) Participant Announcements
    11:00 Meeting Ends

    Online Via Zoom

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    $25 for LA-CAMFT Members
    Other CAMFT Chapter Members
    CSCSW Members
    $35 for Non-Members

    2 CEUs Provided

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    CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 2 continuing education credits for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists. Participants will receive an evaluation form as part of the sign in/out form and must complete form at the conclusion of course in order to receive CE.

    Refund policy: 48-hour notice required for refund of fee minus $5.00 administrative cost. Exceptions can be made for 48-hour notice in cases of emergency. Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

    Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

    Grievances: Program Administrator, Valerie "Billie" Klayman, manages all grievances—and will acknowledge, investigate and remedy grievances. Response to grievances will be made in writing within 30 days. Contact her at cfo@lacamft.org.

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