Why Weight Matters: A Push for Body Positivity – 3 Social Work CEUs

Monday, April 8, 2024
4:30-7:30 PM
Pre-Register for $75 (see directions below)
Pay at the door for $80 (cash or Venmo)
**No cancellations**

Venmo: @Kacey-Thigpen
Email kthigpen@tulane.edu to pre-register. Recipients will receive an emailed receipt.

The workshop is a Continuing Education Unit for social workers. CEUs are required for every social worker to stay up to date on best practices and serve clients in impactful ways.

**This program is approved for 3 general contact hours by NASW-LA as authorized by LABSWE.**

Presenter – Kacey Thigpen, LMSW
Co-Sponsor – Fred Buttell, Ph.D., LCSW

Why talk about weight?

  • Challenge stereotypes and structural discrimination
  • Better understand weight as a social justice issue
  • Utilize an intersectional lens to explore the connection between race, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, and weight
  • Learn how to advocate for clients experiencing fatphobia
  • Increase knowledge about the fat liberation and body positivity movements
  • Discuss prevention of eating disorders, some of the most lethal mental health conditions
  • Practice applying your new knowledge in small groups with other social workers

About the Presenter – Kacey Thigpen, LMSW
Kacey Thigpen, LMSW, is a therapist at Perimeter Behavioral Hospital – New Orleans. Kacey graduated with a Masters in Social Work from the Tulane School of Social Work and served as SGA President. Kacey has a Bachelor’s in Sociology and English from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Kacey presented Intro to Fat Studies at the Tulane School of Social Work. During her internship at Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response, Kacey assisted in developing a CEU titled “Providing Trauma-Informed Services to the LGBTQ+ Community.” As TSSW SGA President, Kacey hosted a CEU at the Health Spot titled “Panelists for Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention.” While serving as the first Carolina College Advisor for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians on the Qualla Boundary in NC, Kacey presented on how to better serve rural, Black, Indigenous, and LBGTQ2S+ students and contributed to the College Advising Corps National Training Guide. Kacey uses any pronouns. Kacey enjoys drawing coloring pages for patients at the hospital and getting coffee with her LCSW supervisor.

About the Co-Sponsor – Fred Buttell, Ph.D., LCSW
Professor of Social Work
Tulane School of Social Work
Chair, Tulane Social/Behavioral IRB
Adjunct Faculty- Tulane School of Medicine
Adjunct Faculty- Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Fred is serving as Kacey’s LCSW-BACS supervisor.

The event is finished.


Monday Apr 08 2024


4:30 pm - 7:30 pm