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Publishable intervention studies that don’t conform to the “RCT mold”

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About the Course:

The International Journal of Eating Disorders publishes a range of study designs that inform use of interventions across prevention, early intervention and treatment. We are keen to feature intervention studies that inform translation of evidence to real-world settings. Outside of the rigorous randomised controlled trial design, there are a variety of designs that can evaluate interventions, and we will discuss the most rigorous statistical approaches to analysis of these data. We will also discuss ways in which clinicians can engage in research in a meaningful and rigorous way in their own clinical settings. The format will be an informal conversation between the two presenters and questions are welcome from the live audience.

This course is based on the book, Publishable intervention studies that don’t conform to the “RCT mold” created by Tracey Wade, PhD, FAED and Deborah Mitchison in 2020.

Publication Date:

Jun 2020

Course Material Authors

Tracey Wade, PhD, FAED

“Tracey Wade obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Adelaide University in 1985 and then progressed to postgraduate clinical training at the Australian National University,
Canberra. After working in an eating disorder clinic at Cambridge University, UK, she returned to South Australia and completed a PhD exploring genetic and environmental risk factors for eating disorders using a twin population.

Professor Wade is now Dean of the School of Psychology at Flinders University, Adelaide.
As a clinician and researcher in eating disorders, Prof Wade brings extensive experience and
understanding of anorexia nervosa to Professor Nicholas Martin’s ANGI Australia team.
She is recognised as an important contributor to international research on eating disorders, with
more than 140 published papers addressing epidemiology, classification, aetiology, prevention
and treatment. She has also recently co-authored a book on the treatment of perfectionism, a
temperament of special relevance to the development and maintenance of anorexia nervosa.”

Deborah Mitchison

Deborah completed her PhD and Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Western Sydney. Deborah’s clinical specialisation has been in eating and anxiety disorders. Most recently she has been employed by University of Sydney to treat clients with anorexia nervosa as part of large international research trial of cognitive behavioural therapy. Other areas of practice have included specialised outpatient treatment of obsessive-compulsive and other anxiety disorders, inpatient treatment of acute mental health disorders, and the development a new day program for eating disorders. Deborah prefers a collaborative and active approach to therapy and draws primarily on cognitive behavioural and acceptance and commitment therapy models. Currently Deborah is also working as a postdoctoral research fellow at Macquarie University, where she enjoys conducting research and teaching psychology students. Location: Deborah sees clients at Westmead.

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 understand the variety of research designs that can inform the usefulness of an intervention

  2. To understand the rigorous statistical approaches that can be used to evaluate intervention studies outside of the randomised controlled Trial design

  3. To learn about ways to conduct meaningful and rigorous research in one’s own clinical setting

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