By Beth Shelton
Clinicians find working with body image with their clients one of the hardest areas and often avoid it. Yet it is very important to clients and if people end their eating disorder treatment still having major body image problems, they are more like to relapse in their eating. This Plenary will address body image from the point of view of the clinician, researcher and lived experience.
Beth Shelton will provide the clinician with an increased understanding of the predicament of a person with an ED who is struggling with body image problems and an overview of ways to help, illustrated with examples from different sources. Beth is a psychologist and clinician/researcher in the field of eating disorders with a long-standing interest in body image. Along with her private practice, Beth provides case consultation, training and service development in her role at the Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders. Beth’s professional history in contemporary dance as choreographer also informs her interest in body image. Beth is president-elect of ANZAED