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Advances in eating disorders assessment in diverse populations: males, cross-cultural, and LGBTQ+ populations

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About the Course:

Accurate assessment of eating behaviors are critical to help inform clinical decision making. However, most eating disorder assessments have been developed and evaluated in samples of predominantly Caucasian females, which presents challenges for clinicians when trying to assess eating pathology and how it may present differently for clients from diverse backgrounds. This interactive workshop will present recent advances in eating disorders assessment in diverse populations including males, Latinx, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer populations. Specific measures to be discussed (30 minutes each) include: 1) muscularity-oriented eating test (MOET): a novel measure published in 2019 of muscularity-oriented disordered eating attitudes and behaviors (presenter: Dr. Stuart Murray); 2) Spanish language versions of the Eating Disorders Examination-Questionnaire (EDE-Q) and Muscle Dysmorphic Disorder Inventory (MDDI) which have recently been validated in Argentina (presenter: Dr. Emilio Compte), and 3) unique considerations for the EDE-Q among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer populations based on recent EDE-Q norms data from The PRIDE Study, a population-based study of LGBTQ+ people (presenter: Dr. Jason Nagata). For each measure, there will be a didactic presentation of the rationale, question items, and psychometric properties. Then participants will have the opportunity to practice using the measure in pairs/small groups and discuss how to apply and use these measures in their own clinical practice. A group discussion and question and answer session will then follow (moderator: Dr. Tiffany Brown).

This course is based on the book, Advances in eating disorders assessment in diverse populations: males, cross-cultural, and LGBTQ+ populations created by Emilio Compte, PhD, Stuart Murray, PhD, and Jason Nagata, PhD in 2020.

Publication Date:

Jul 2020

Course Material Authors

Emilio Compte, PhD
Stuart Murray, PhD

Dr. Stuart Murray undertook his DClinPsych and Ph.D. at the University of Sydney, Australia, and recently completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. He has authored more than 50 scientific articles and book chapters pertaining to eating disorders. To date, Dr. Murray’s work has been instrumental in shaping our field’s approach to the male experience of disordered eating and muscularity-oriented eating in particular. He currently serves as the Director of the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders and as the Co-Chair for the Academy of Eating Disorders Special Interest Group on male eating disorders. Currently Dr. Murray’s research, in addition to further explicating the male experience of disordered eating and the development of novel family therapy approaches, is oriented towards explicating the role of anxiety in anorexia nervosa.

Jason Nagata, PhD

Course Creator

Sandi Cardaman

Sandi Cardaman has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for more than 15 years. She has worked with eating disorders, domestic violence and clients who are working with the dependency system.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge

Course Objectives:

  1. To identify assessment measures for muscularity oriented disordered eating.

  2. To apply the Eating Disorders Examination-Questionnaire and Muscle Dysmorphic Disorder Inventory in Spanish language populations.

  3. To apply the Eating Disorders Examination-Questionnaire in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer populations.

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