Mackenzie Fox, LPC, MHSP (temp)
“Ending Weight Stigma in the ED Community: How Develop a Fat Positive Practice”
This presentation will explore:
- The brief history of the ‘obesity epidemic’
- The timeline of fat activism and the development of Health At Every Size framework
- Ways in which the eating disorder community has historically been harmful to those clients in fat bodies
- Using the word ‘fat’ in practice as a description instead of an insult
- Making a distinction between having a body-positive practice, a fat-affirming practice and a fat-positive practice.
- Resources for clinicians
- Activism efforts for fat clients
- Attendees will develop an understanding of the systemic challenges facing fat clients struggling with body image concerns, disordered eating and eating disorders.
- Attendees will be knowledgeable about language and terminology specific to the fat community.
- Attendees will be able to identify three ways to make your practice fat-positive.
Mackenzie Fox is a Nashville native who holds a Master’s of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University. She specializes in treatment of anxiety & depression and co-occurring disorders including eating disorders, substance abuse, and trauma. Mackenzie’s primary area of focus is working with folks in fat bodies as they navigate body image concerns and eating disorders. She currently serves as Director of Operations and primary therapist at The Collective Nashville. She is heavily involved in activism efforts, bringing awareness and raising support for the eating disorder recovery community.