Press Release

Twin Cities’ Dr. Margit Berman Presents at Two Workshops, Publishes Three Articles

Dr. Margit Berman, faculty member at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, recently presented a two-day intensive workshop in Albuquerque, New Mexico on the topic of “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for PESI.” The workshop helped attendees to develop highly practical, evidence-based skills, case conceptualization techniques and powerful strategies that will improve outcomes for:

  • Anxiety issues
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Obesity
  • Eating disorders
  • Trauma
  • Weight management

Additionally, Berman presented a half-day continuing education workshop on the intervention program that she developed called “Accept Yourself!” The program is a self-acceptance-based intervention for weight, body image, and mood concerns in women. The workshop was presented at the American Psychological Association annual convention in Washington, D.C.

At the Washington, D.C. conference, Berman also organized and moderated a discussion on “Social Justice in Psychotherapy Science.” The discussion featured a number of nationally prominent psychotherapy and social justice researchers, including Janet Helms.

She’s also been published three times in recent months;

  1. Berman, M. I., & Hegel, M. T. (2017). Weight bias education for medical school faculty: Workshop and assessment. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 49(7), 605-606.
  2. Berman, M. I., Chapman, N., Nash, B., Kivlighan, D. M., & Paquin, J. D. (2017). Sharing wisdom: Challenges, benefits, and developmental path to becoming a successful therapist-researcher. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 30, 1-21.
  3. *Dollar, E., Berman, M.I., & Adachi-Mejia, A. M. (2017). Do no harm: Moving beyond weight loss to emphasize physical activity at every size. Preventing Chronic Disease, 14. DOI: 10.5888/pcd14.170006