Fathers, Daughters and Eating Disorders: What Hurts, Helps and Heals
By Margo Maine, PHD, FAED
In his role as “first man” in a girl’s life, a father or stepfather sets the standard for male expectations, exerting a profound impact on his daughter’s body image and vulnerability for eating disorders. This presentation by Margo Maine, PHD, FAED explores the impact of this oft-neglected relationship on both daughter and dad, describes ways to engage fathers in eating disorders treatment, and demonstrates the role fathers have in changing cultural body image attitudes in the societal “body wars” undermining girls. This is an intermediate course intended for practicing clinicians.
Describe the impact of the father-daughter relationship on girls.
Discuss possible counter-transference issues related to clinicians’ own relationships with their fathers.
Create treatment plans that engage fathers in treatment, prevention, and advocacy.
Online Video Course (1.5 Credits)
Online Audio Course (1.5 Credits)