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SOFT introduction day for freewhen you register for 3rd SPOC 2008
Sign up on for a special introduction day in the
SOFT model at the Childhood Obesity Unit, on March 5, 2008. Meet the multidisciplinary team, visit the center and learn about
SOFT. All this for free when you register for 3rd SPOC 2008, March 6-7 in Malmö, Sweden. There is a limited number of places, so make sure to register soon.number of places, so make
Introduction with coffee
in children and adolescents – medical background,
prevention, and different treatment methods.
Carl-Erik Flodmark, MD, PhD, founder and president of
Obesity Unit at University Hospital Malmo
10:50-12:00 Discussion in groups with tour of Childhood Obesity
You may choose two of the four groups listed below. Every group discussion
will take 30 minutes.
Group 1 – Medical assessment and care in SOFT program
Jet Derwig, pediatrician
Group 2 – Family and network in SOFT program
Torsten Olsson, child psychologist and family therapist, and
Kajsa Järvholm, child psychologist
Group 3 – Physical activity and sports in SOFT program
Paulina Nowicka, MSc in exercise and sports psychology
Group 4 – Nutrition and food habits in SOFT program
Björn Bengtsson, dietitian and
Anna Ek, dietitan
12:00-13:00 Lunch (On your own)
13:00-14:30 How to change food and physical activity habits – practical tools and experiences with SOFT
Paulina Nowicka and Björn Bengtsson
14:30-15:00 Coffee break
15:00-16:00 SOFT in practice – John, age
12, case study
16.00-16.30 Discussion with concluding remarks
Obesity Family Therapy) is a treatment model used to help obese children and adolescents. This family therapy-based method
is solution-focused, which means that it aims to find solutions rather than to emphasize problems. The point of departure
is a focus on the personal resources of the child and the family, which strengthens the child’s self esteem and enables
the child to find the path to a healthy weight, supported by family, therapists, and other important individuals in the child’s
world. The treatment focuses on everything from exercise and diet to self-esteem and family structure. A medical assessment
is the foundation and requirement of treatment.
The SOFT® model was formulated and developed
for 20 years by pediatrician Dr. Carl-Erik Flodmark. He and psychologist MSc Torsten Ohlsson carried out a study at the Child
and Adolescent Center at Malmö University Hospital, which showed that family therapy is an effective method for treating obese
children (Flodmark, Pediatrics, 1993). Read more about SOFT at www.bravikt.info
How do I register?
Mark the field "SOFT Introduction Day March
5, 2008", when you register on the SPOC website: www.childhoodobesity.info. There is a limited number of places, so make sure
to register soon.