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Dr. Tasha Ford

Emotional Eaters and Cultural Competency: A Collaborative Practice (part 1 of 2)

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“[E]motional eating is all about any instance where you find yourself feeling something, be it positive or negative and instead of. . . allowing yourself to feel that emotion and work through it, that food becomes a part of how you. . . assess that situation and how you appraise what is going on and how you cope with it.”

Dr. Tasha Ford

In the first of a two-part podcast, our guest Dr. Tasha Ford describes her work with clients who engage in emotional eating. Dr. Ford defines the behavior and describes the unique relationship that some people develop with food. She explores the role of socialization and culture in the development of emotional eating and the personal narratives clients develop about their relationship with food.

Tasha Ford, PhD, MSW, LISW-S, earned her PhD in health psychology from Walden University and her master’s in social work from Cleveland State University. Tasha currently works as a social work instructor for Bowling Green State University-Firelands and is an online adjunct psychology instructor for Capella University. Dr. Ford also runs a private practice. Previously, she worked as the clinical supervisor of an adult mental health team with Murtis Taylor Human Services System in Cleveland, Ohio. Her research interests include but are not limited to emotional eating and obesity, self-care, aging and wellness, and academic-induced stress and anxiety across the lifespan.

Interviewer: Carissa Uschold, LCSW

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