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Anorexia Nervosa

Author: Hans-Christoph Friedrich, BeateWild, Stephan Zipfel, Henning Schauenburg, Wolfgang Herzog

Course Created: 2019

Practice Level: Intermediate

This course does not qualify for NBCC credit

Book Required Duration: 5 hours
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Course Summary

This course presents an evidence-based focal psychodynamic approach for the outpatient treatment of adults with anorexia nervosa, which has been shown to produce lasting changes for patients. The reader first gains a thorough understanding of the general models and theories of anorexia nervosa. The book then describes in detail a three-phase treatment using focal psychodynamic psychotherapy. It provides extensive hands-on tips, including precise assessment of psychodynamic themes and structures using the Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis (DPD) system, real-life case studies, and clinical pearls. Clinicians also learn how to identify and treat typical ego structural deficits in the areas of affect experience and differentiation, impulse control, self-worth regulation, and body perception. Detailed case vignettes provide deepened insight into the therapeutic process. A final chapter explores the extensive empirical studies on which this manual is based, in particular the renowned multicenter ANTOP study. Printable tools in the appendices can be used in daily practice.

Course Format

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Learning Objectives

  • Define anorexia nervosa.
  • Describe the epidemiology, predisposing factors, course and prognosis of anorexia nervosa.
  • Discuss theories and models of anorexia nervosa.
  • Identify components of operationalized psychodynamic diagnosis.
  • Explain treatment for anorexia nervosa using a psychodynamic approach.

Course Syllabus

  • Description of the Disorder
  • Theories and Models
  • Diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa
  • Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa
  • Case Examples
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