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Helping Girls and Women Develop Healthy Body Image

  • CU Boulder, Wolf Law Building, Room206 2450 Kittredge Loop Road Boulder, Colorado 80309 (map)

A Community Conversation with Carolyn Becker, PhD

You have the power to make a difference in the lives of girls and women. Join a community conversation with Dr. Carolyn Becker, Professor of Psychology at Trinity University, to learn the latest psychological research about helping girls and women embrace a healthy body image and reduce body dissatisfaction. Learn ways to get free from an excessive focus on physical appearance and celebrate one’s capacities and agency in the world. Following brief opening comments from Melody Fairchild, elite athlete and coach to many girls and women, Dr. Becker will discuss over a decade of research on developing and disseminating proven strategies to prevent eating disorders and develop healthy body image. To learn more about Dr. Becker’s work, watch her TedTalk.

After Dr. Becker’s presentation, join us for a panel discussion including our own community experts and your questions and comments. Our panel includes counselors from BVSD (Jeanne Cooper, M.S.Ed., & Megan McDonald, M.S.Ed.), the Chief Clinical Officer from the Eating Recovery Center in Denver (Craig Johnson, Ph.D., FAED, CEDS), the Founder of La Luna Center in Boulder (Malia Sperry, Psy.D.), and CU faculty leading a program to promote healthy body image and prevent eating disorders (Tina Pittman Wagers, Psy.D., & Samantha Strife, Ph.D.). If you have community resources for supporting girls and women, please also bring them to our resource table where we will be sharing materials with one another.