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Continuing Education

Fat Studies & Health at Every Size

Date: 9:00am - 5:30pm PST January 19, 2018 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate School

Lewis & Clark Graduate School

This course explores the interdisciplinary field of scholarship in Fat Studies that aims to debunk weight-centric misconceptions and countering mainstream narratives. Participants will examine fat bias, fat shame and weight-based oppression as a social justice issue that intersects with other systems of oppression.

This course includes an introduction to the paradigm of Health At Every Size (HAES), a weight-neutral approach to health promotion that emphasizes size diversity, intuitive eating, and joyful movement. HAES is also an important paradigm in working with people who experience disordered eating.

This course is part of our Eating Disorders Certificate Program.

Course Details & Registration

Date and Time: Fridays, January 19 and February 2, 2018, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Instructor: Hilary Kinavey, MS, LPC

Degree Applicable credit: This course can be taken for 1 semester hour of Degree Applicable Credit. Please contact your advisor for more information.

Continuing education credit: CECP 835-01, 1 semester hour, $350

Continuing education credit registration form (PDF)


About the Instructor

Hilary Kinavey is a licensed professional counselor, facilitator, teacher, speaker and writer. She is a co-founder of Be Nourished, a holistic health services provider in Portland, Oregon. She has 17 years experience in private practice, specializing in chronic dieting, disordered eating, body acceptance, trauma, anxiety & depression. As a counselor, she emphasizes developing insight, embodied awareness, and empathy for the self. Her work holds a social justice lens and includes acknowledgement of the role stigma, oppression and related traumas have contributed to your sense of wellness, safety and well-being.


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