“What you see in the mirror”: Community mental health practitioners define body image

V. Ramseyer Winter, Michelle Teti, Erica Koegler, Anna Brett, Aubrey Moore, Antoinette Landor

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Abstract

This qualitative study examined mental health providers’ perceptions of body image. This is the first known study to explore this topic within the body image literature. In order to conduct this research, 216 community mental health providers (38.4% of whom identified as social workers) were surveyed. Thematic analysis was used to capture key patterns in responses from participants. The findings suggest a multifaceted approach to understanding body image as well as the complexity of defining body image. Implications for practice and research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-104
Number of pages12
JournalSocial Work in Mental Health
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2018

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© 2017 Taylor & Francis.

Keywords

  • Body image
  • mental health
  • social work practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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