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Sexual and Gender Minority Individuals Report Higher Rates of Abuse and More Severe Eating Disorder Symptoms Than Cisgender Heterosexual Individuals At Admission to Eating Disorder Treatment

About the Course

Past research has shown differences between the rates of eating disorders between two groups—sexual/gender minority individuals and cisgender heterosexual individuals. This quantitative research study aims to test hypotheses regarding presenting rates of trauma/abuse between the two groups, the severity of eating disorder symptoms between the two groups, and response to eating disorder treatment between the two groups.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Sexual and Gender Minority Individuals Report Higher Rates of Abuse and More Severe Eating Disorder Symptoms Than Cisgender Heterosexual Individuals at Admission to Eating Disorder Treatment created by Janell L. Mensinger, PhD. et al. in 2020.

Publication Date:

2020 February 2020

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Janell L. Mensinger, PhD.

Janell Mensinger, PhD is a quantitative health psychologist and teaches theories of measurement, statistics, and an eating disorders course to students in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. She conducts research in eating disorders treatment and prevention and the health consequences of weight stigma. She has more than 70 articles published in peer reviewed journals..

Janeway L. Granche, MS

Granche works as a biostatistical consultant for Drexel's Biostatistics Service Center (BSC). The BSC works with health researchers across Drexel University and other academic health centers, pharmaceutical companies, medical research organizations, and managed care organizations.

Course Creator

Paul Pawlicki, PsyD, LP

Paul Pawlicki, PsyD, received his degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL, in 2005. From 2004-2006, he taught courses in general psychology, abnormal psychology, and human sexuality at Collin College in Plano, TX. He currently practices individual therapy at the Department of Sexual Medicine at Park Nicollet Health Health Services near Minneapolis, MN.

Recommended For:

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

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. List three psychological/social factors important in treatment with sexual/gender minority individuals with eating disorders
  2. Describe comparisons between treatment behaviors/outcomes in sexual/gender minorities and cisgender heterosexual individuals with eating disorders
  3. Identify three factors that would improve treatment for sexual/gender minorities with eating disorders

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Course Number 103157
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