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Friday, October 12 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Families' Perspectives of Barriers in Addressing Childhood Obesity: Implications for Counseling

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Family factors have been identified as both causal and protective aspects of childhood obesity. This presentation will discuss a qualitative study that examines the perspectives of families affected by childhood obesity concerning perceived barriers to addressing this issue, possible solutions, and systemic social and emotional consequences. Implications for counselors will be highlighted (in particular, the emotional and behavioral needs of these families and the role of therapy in treatment).


Shannon McCarthy

Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Friday October 12, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Palisades Foyer
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  • Program ID Poster 9

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