The presenters will conduct a live interview with a participant who has struggled to lose weight or maintain a weight loss. They will demonstrate specific techniques to motivate the dieter and help him/her consistently use good eating habits, and solve dieting dilemmas.
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., is President of Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Philadelphia, a non-profit organization that provides a variety of training programs to health and mental health professionals worldwide, and a Clinical Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982. She has authored over 100 chapters and articles and several books, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond, which has been translated into over 20 languages, Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems, and books for consumers on a CBT approach to weight loss and maintenance. She divides her time among teaching, clinical work, supervision, administration, program development and consultation, and writing.
Deborah Beck Busis, LSW, is Beck Institute’s Diet Program Coordinator. She helped Dr. Judith Beck develop the diet program and collaborated in writing the Beck Diet Solution books. Deborah Beck Busis received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and is a licensed social worker. Deborah Beck Busis works with Dr. Judith Beck on a variety of different projects at the Beck Institute, including conducting a research study, developing a training program and a manual for diet coaches, and disseminating information on using Cognitive Behavior Therapy for dieting via social media outlets. She also holds weekly sessions with dieters and is the writer of Daily Diet Solutions.
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