How to Improve Adolescents Body Image within the Family System
PRESENTER: Mackenzie “Mack” Jantsch, MS, LMFT
DETAILS: This presentation will emphasize the importance of improving body image on developmental well-being of adolescents. Body image is created through a combination of perceptual, cognitive, affective, and behavioral components towards the human body within a systemic context. What older generations have discussed or endured about bodies, can influence younger generations and vice versa. Improving body image in children can reduce the prevalence of future harmful dieting, eating disorders, mood disorders, or overall life dissatisfaction through the lifespan. While positive body image can increase life satisfaction and healthy attachment behaviors in children.
1. Define Body Image and introduce a body image spectrum.
2. Identify factors that impact body image in a positive direction.
3. Cite factors that contribute to body image in a negative direction.
4. Give examples of how body image shows up within the family system from a theoretical perspective.
5. Assess body image from a systemic perspective.
6. Utilize prevention techniques towards negative body image.
7. Utilize interventions to improve negative body image within the family system.