Elizabeth is a keynote speaker at major conferences including the National Eating Disorders Association, the International Association for Eating Disorders Professionals, and the Association for Women in Psychology. She regularly speaks to parent groups, treatment center staff and college students.  She is available to book speaking engagements with your organization or conference. 


Elizabeth Scott, LCSW, has been practicing psychotherapy for 27 years, specializing in treating people with eating and body image problems. She co-founded The Body Positive, a nonprofit organization that builds grassroots peer leadership programs to prevent eating disorders and provide students with practical skills to improve their body image. Elizabeth trains treatment professionals, educators, athletic trainers, and students to use the Be Body Positive’s research based model for treatment and prevention. Her experiences as a body positive psychotherapist are featured in The Body Positive’s recently released book, Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!). She draws her inspiration from her clients, and exciting advancements in Buddhist psychotherapy, Neuroscience, and Attachment Theory that validate the human brain’s capacity to learn and rewire positive mental states.

The Be Body Positive model has been delivered at Cornell University since the fall of 2016. A pilot study of an adaptation of The Body Positive’s college curriculum is currently being conducted at Cornell.

  “Thank you! Everything resonated. This is incredible work, practical content and such a gifted presenter.” Cornell Staff Member