Psychology and Weight: Petition the American Psychological Association

Debbie says:

I wanted to share this message from Deb Burgard, a leading fat activist:

Joslyn Smith and I wrote a letter to the APA about our concerns with their development panel for treatment guidelines for obesity, and have now created a petition for everyone (not just APA members) to sign.  Please help us ensure that psychologists lead rather than hold back progress in the way people at higher weights are treated!

Please forward this call far and wide – thanks!

Deb Burgard, PhD
Los Altos, CA 94022

From Joslyn Smith:

Regarding the APA Clinical Treatment Guidelines Panel on Obesity, the open letter of concern that was circulated last week for signatures only from APA members and organizations is now available online as a petition for anyone to sign.  Please feel free to share with anyone you think might be interested.  The more signatures we can get, the better