Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/101667
About the Course:
Objective: We examined the mediating role of self-criticism in the relation between childhood maltreatment and both depressive symptoms and body dissatisfaction in patients with binge eating disorder (BED).
Method: Participants were 170 BED patients who completed measures of childhood maltreatment, self-criticism, self-esteem, depressive symptoms, and body dissatisfaction.
Results: Specific forms of childhood maltreatment (emotional abuse, sexual abuse) were significantly associated with body dissatisfaction. Path analyses demonstrated that self-criticism fully mediated the relation between emotional abuse and both depressive symptoms and body dissatisfaction. Specificity for the mediating role of self-criticism was demonstrated in comparison to other potential mediators (low self-esteem) and alternative competing mediation models.
Conclusion: These results highlight self-criticism as a potential mechanism through which certain forms of childhood maltreatment may be associated with depressive symptoms and body dissatisfaction in BED patients.
This course is based on the reading-based online, Childhood Maltreatment, Depressive Symptoms, and Body Dissatisfaction in Patients With Binge Eating Disorder: The Mediating Role of Self-criticism created by David Dunkley, Ph.D.,, Robin M. Masheb, and Carlos M. Grilo, PhD
International Journal of Eating Disorders/Wiley InterScience
April 2010 EAT 43:3
Course Material Authors
This course is recommended for Mental Health Professionals who seek knowledge about the potential mechanisms through which childhood abuse impacts on maladjustment. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Consider self-criticism as a cognitive-personality construct that has broader relevance that extends beyond depression-related problems to various forms of eating disorder psychopathology
Identify specific forms of childhood maltreatment (emotional abuse, sexual abuse) that are significantly associated with body dissatisfaction
Identify self-criticism as a potential mechanism through which certain forms of childhood maltreatment may be associated with depressive symptoms and body dissatisfaction in BED patients
American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)
1 CE credit hour
American Psychological Association (APA)
1 CE credit hour
CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
1 CE credit hour
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
1 CPD hour
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