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Making Weight: Men's Conflicts With Food, Weight, Shape and Appearance

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Based on numerous vignettes and patient stories, this unique book discusses the often ignored but important male body image—focusing on the attitudes and behaviors that have led a growing number of men into eating disorders and self-abusive behaviors.

This course is based on the book, Making Weight: Men’s Conflicts With Food, Weight, Shape and Appearance created by Arnold Anderson, M.D., Leigh Cohn, M.A.T., and Thomas Holbrook, M.D.


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Course Material Authors

Arnold Anderson, M.D.

Arnold Anderson, M.D. is a Professor of Psychiatry and director of the Eating Disorders Program at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Dr. Anderson is a prolific writer and has authored over 200 scholarly articles and books.

Leigh Cohn, M.A.T.

In addition to his roles as co-author and publisher of Making Weight, Mr. Cohn has co-authored several books on self-esteem and eating disorders. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention.

Thomas Holbrook, M.D.

Dr. Holbrook brings to his writing a unique perspective on the internal experience of compulsive exercise and eating disorders. His work in private practice and as the Clinical Director of the Eating Disorders Program at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin add to his extensive knowledge of the field.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers and nurses who seek knowledge about men’s issues with eating disorders and body image disturbance. It is appropriate for introductory and intermediate levels.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify contrasting dilemmas facing men and women today, regarding weight, shape and appearance.

  2. Evaluate media messages pertaining to men’s appearance and analyze the media’s impact on men’s self esteem and body image.

  3. Discuss hunger, satiety and treatment options for men struggling with body image and food issues.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

7 CE credit hours

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American Psychological Association (APA)

7 CE credit hours

CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

7 CE credit hours

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

7 CPD hours

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Course Retired
Course Number 100979
7 credit hours
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