The helper-therapy principle applied to weight management specialists.

  title={The helper-therapy principle applied to weight management specialists.},
  author={Kenneth A Wallston and Matthew McMinn and Martin Katahn and J Pleas},
  journal={Journal of community psychology},
  volume={11 1},
One hundred twenty applicants to a weight management specialist training program were studied over a 33-month period. Following a nine-month training period, Specialists (N = 29; those leading at least one posttraining weight management group) were compared to Contact Controls (N = 31; persons participating in the weight management program, but not in the helper role) and No Contact Controls (N = 60; those not accepted into the training program and whose only contact with the program was for… CONTINUE READING

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