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ISU to host second annual Positive Body Image Symposium on March 5 and 6

February, 16, 2018

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Gender Resource Center will host a Positive Body Image Symposium on March 5 and 6 in the Rendezvous Complex Suites.

ISU to host second annual Positive Body Image Symposium on March 5 and 6

The second annual symposium will feature renowned researchers and lecturers with expertise in different types of body image related topics. The sessions will offer continuing education credits with certificates for $40 for both days, $20 for one day or $10 for one session.

They symposium will include:

March 5

  • 9 a.m.: “Body Image and Dancer Wellness”
    • Kathy Diehl, MFA, MSW, CET – Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Dance Program, Department of Theatre and Dance
  • 10 a.m.: MBodied and Mindful Movement
    • Molly Jorgenson, MFA, CLMA, SME/T – Adjunct Instructor, ISU Theatre and Dance
  • 11 a.m.: “Injury, Identity and Body Image”
    • Cindy Seiger, Ph.D., PT, GCS, CEEAA – Associate Professor, Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy
    • Lexie and Lindsay Kite, Ph.D. – Co-Directors of Beauty Redefined
  • 4 p.m.: “Body Image and the Media: Learning to See More and Be More Through Body Image Resilience”

March 6

  • 9 a.m.: “Eating Disorders Explained”
    • Lauren Flores, Marriage and Family Therapist, Center for Change
  • 10 a.m.: “#LikeMe”
    • Lisa Salazar, Ph.D.(ABD), M.Ed., MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor
  • 11 a.m.: “Stress and Body Image – Effective Coping Mechanisms and Relaxation Techniques”
    • Melissa Caudle, MHE – Instructor, School of Health Professions
  • 12 p.m.: Lunch (provided with RSVP)
  • 1 p.m.: “How to Build a Positive Body Image”
    • Janette Olsen, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, School of Health Professions
    • Natalie Christensen, RDN, LD – ISU Sports Dietitian
  • 2 p.m.: “Body Image and Nutrition Culture in Sport: How to Find Wellness”

Registration is required. The symposium is free to the ISU community and general public.

For more information about the symposium, contact Stephanie Richardson at 208-282-3590.



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