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“Guidelines for therapists who treat fat clients”, Bruno, B., & Burgard, D.
(2006) - Source:  National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) There are several assumptions, based on myth and prejudice rather than fact, which many people, including psychotherapists, believe about fat people.  Several are presented in this brochure and addressed in . . .

“Jump for Joy or Solicit for Stigma?”, Thomas, P.
March 6, 2011 - Source: Both the weight-loss crowd and the HAES℠ crowd agree that good eating habits and joyful movement are components of good health. But HAES℠ does not stigmatize where one is today. HAES℠ does not promote weight loss but it does not reject . . .

“Stereotype Management Skills”, Burgard, D.
"Critical thinking skills are all well and good, but there is another difficult aspect of public hate campaigns, which is of course, these are real people being obnoxious and mean to us.  We can be armed with all the facts in the world but the social reality is that it really sucks being t . . .

“Weight Problems and Solutions”, Bruno & Loewy
(1999) - Source: Current Thinking and Research in Brief Therapy  Bruno and Loewy present a clear discussion of societal conflicts about weight and then employ a solution-focused approach to help clients shift from an overemphasis on thinness to valuing the notion of being healthy and living . . .

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