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Body Shaming Trends

From the Show: HER
Summary: If you're overweight, you might even be discriminated against because of your size.
Air Date: 11/5/15
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Dena Cabrera, PsyD
Dena Cabrera Dena Cabrera, Psy.D., CEDS, is the Clinical Director of the Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders. Dr. Cabrera oversees all clinical aspects of patient care, leads program development and directs staff training and supervision throughout the Rosewood system. Prior to being appointed as Rosewoods' Clinical Director, Dr. Cabrera served two years in the role of Clinical Director of Adolescent Services, and Director of The Rosewood Institute.

Dr. Cabrera is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist with a wealth of diverse clinical experience including 19 years treating individuals, families and groups with a range of medical and psychiatric disorders. Her specialized training include neuropsychological and psychological assessment, dialectical behavior therapy, as well as the cognitive-behavioral treatment for patients with developmental disorders, behavioral problems, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.

Dr. Cabrera is a nationally recognized eating disorders expert. She has authored numerous articles and publications and is honored by her academic and clinical peers for contributing vital resources to the field of eating disorders. She most recently co-authored, Mom in the Mirror: Body Image, Beauty and Life After Pregnancy (Rowman & Littlefield), a first resource of its kind that speaks to moms, and those who love them, through a personal and compassionate lens that assists in healing from body-image disturbances and eating disorders.

Dr. Cabrera is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Academy of Eating Disorders and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. She received her Master of Arts and PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles.
Body Shaming Trends
It can seem next to impossible not to question your appearance in the weight-obsessed society in which we live.

It also doesn't help that magazines often have articles on how to cover up flaws, tricks to perfect your image, dieting tips, and how to finally lose those last stubborn pounds.

Body shaming has become part of society's culture. It's defined as an inappropriate negative attitude toward your weight or size. If you're overweight, you might even be discriminated against because of your size.

What is this national trend toward campaigns about body shaming? Are they really having any effect?

Dena Cabrera, PsyD, discusses body shaming trends and if they are having an effect on society.
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