Childhood Obesity, Advances in Psychotherapy
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One in every six children, and more in some ethnic groups, are obese, which can lead to serious health problems in adulthood. Successful treatment of young patients is complex, requiring time-intensive, evidence-based care delivered by a multidisciplinary team. This course gives health professionals a clear overview of the current scientific knowledge on childhood obesity, from causality models and diagnosis to prevention and treatment. In particular, the authors outline a family-based treatment method which is best supported by the evidence and meets the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics and other organizations. The appendix provides the clinician with hands-on tools: a session plan, a pretreatment assessment form, self-monitoring forms, and a meal planning and physical activity worksheet.
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- Define childhood obesity
- Explain BMI
- Discuss family influences on weight
- Describe Family Based Treatment
- Description of Childhood Obesity
- Theories and Models of Childhood Obesity
- Diagnosis and Treatment Indications of Childhood Obesity
- Treatment of Childhood Obesity
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