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FYI. Special issue of Women & Therapy: sizeism in psychotherapy

FYI. Posting on behalf of Drs Maureen McHugh & Joan Chrisler.

We are editing a special issue of Women & Therapy on the topic of sizeism in psychotherapy. The goal of the issue is to illuminate the problem of weight bias and to share ideas about how to eliminate weight-related bias, fat shaming, and pressure to lose weight, and how to encourage size acceptance, within the therapy context.

We are looking for a few short papers (no more than 12 pages) written from the perspective of fat women clients who experienced bias from a psychotherapist and a few of similar length from the perspective of fat women psychotherapists who experienced bias from clients. Papers should describe an incident or incidents, consider the effects of the bias/shaming on the author and on the therapeutic alliance, and discuss how the author handled the situation well or badly. Papers are due by June 30, 2017.

We also welcome proposals on other topics for longer (about 20 pages), more scholarly papers related to psychotherapy and weight bias. Proposals are due by January 30, 2017.

Women & Therapy is a feminist, interdisciplinary journal. You can learn more about it at http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wwat20 . Manuscripts must be prepared in APA style.

Please send your proposals, manuscripts, and/or queries to Maureen C. McHugh. Ph.D. (mcmchugh@iup.edu) and Joan C. Chrisler, Ph.D. (jcchr@conncoll.edu).



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