MAKING WEIGHT LOSS A FAMILY AFFAIRWhiteley, Jessica A. Ph.D.; Milliken, Laurie A. Ph.D., FACSMACSM'S Health & Fitness Journal: March/April 2011 - Volume 15 - Issue 2 - pp 13-19 doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e31820b72c4 Features Abstract In Brief Author Information LEARNING OBJECTIVE: • Readers will learn new ways of interacting with their clients who want to lose weight so that their clients play an active role in goal setting and overcoming barriers to change. This article is designed to give the health and fitness professional concrete tools to use a client-centered behavioral approach to facilitate weight loss in their clients by overcoming barriers related to the family structure. Jessica A. Whiteley, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Exercise and Health Sciences Department at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her research is focused on the promotion of healthy behaviors such as physical activity, weight management, and smoking cessation, particularly for women and girls. Laurie A. Milliken, Ph.D., FACSM, is an associate professor and chairperson of the Exercise and Health Sciences Department at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her research interests include the regulation of body composition in response to exercise throughout the life span. © 2011 American College of Sports Medicine.