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Transdiagnostic Approach of Eating Disorders

Course 2018-2019

Entry requirements

Only open for Master’s students Psychology.

Description

This course is about eating disorders (EDs) such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders. In the course the following topics and questions are important: What are the main characteristics of EDs? Is a transdiagnostic approach of EDs useful? Is there any overlap between EDs, depression, anxiety disorders, or alexithimia? What are the consequences of ED? Why are eating disorder patients mostly women? What are the most important risk factors for eating disorders and is prevention possible? What are the main results of prevention activities? How can eating disorders be diagnosed and treated? Which treatments are the most successful? How many patients do recover and what are the main criteria for recovery of an eating disorder? What do we know about co-morbidity?

Course objectives

Upon completion of this course, students:

  • will have been informed about the main characteristics, risk factors, explanations, treatments and prevention programs for eating disorders, such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders; and
  • will be able to use a transdiagnostic approach for the diagnosis and treatment of EDs.

Timetable

For the timetables of your lectures, work groups and exams, please select your study programme in:
Psychology timetables

Lectures

Registration

Course

Students need to enroll for lectures and work group sessions.
Master’s course registration

Mode of instruction

This course consists of 7 2-hour work group meetings with videos and discussion. Students have to make 7 weekly assgnments about 7 different topics.

Assessment method

Students have to make 7 weekly assignments concerning recent research publications.

The Institute of Psychology follows the policy of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences to systematically check student papers for plagiarism with the help of software. Disciplinary measures will be taken when fraud is detected. Students are expected to be familiar with and understand the implications of this fraud policy.

Contact information

Dr. Alexandra Dingemans
a.e.dingemans@fsw.leidenuniv.nl