This study sought to compare eating disorder attitudes and behaviors, and proneness to an eating disorder (“ED proneness”), between gay men, lesbian women, and transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) adults. A further aim was to identify and compare risk and protective factors, and examine a mediational model based on the interpersonal theory of eating disorders (IPT-ED), whereby the association between interpersonal factors and ED proneness would be mediated by psychological constructs pertaining to the self and negative affect. Materials and methods, including the participant sample, measured collected, and statistical analyses are presented. The results indicate significant differences between groups in ED proneness, weight-based self-worth, and dissatisfaction with eating patterns. Several predictor variables were found to be statistically significant with differences between groups, including depression, perceived stigma, and self-compassion. Additional mediational analyses are discussed. Additionally, the interpersonal theory of eating disorders was found to extend to sexual minority and gender diverse populations; however the results suggest a broadening of theoretical models and intervention programs to include the role of stigma and self-compassion.
This course is based on the reading-based online, Eating Disorder Symptoms and Proneness in Gay Men, Lesbian Women, and Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Adults: Comparative Levels and a Proposed Mediational Model created by Kathryn Bell, Ph.D. et al. in 2019.
Frontiers in Psychology, 9, Article 2692 Jan 2019
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.
Kathryn Bell is a clinical psychologist. She is affiliated with Inside Out, Australia's national institute for research, translation and clinical excellence in eating disorders.
Elizabeth Rieger Ph.D.
Elizabeth Rieger Ph.D. is an associate professor at Australia National University. Her main clinical experience has included treating adults with eating disorders, medical patients with accompanying psychological problems, and children and adults with obesity, working in public and private hospitals, university clinics, and private practice. She is a member of the Eating Disorders Research Society, the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders, the College of Clinical Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society, and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association.
Jameson K. Hirsch, Ph.D.
Jameson K. Hirsch, Ph.D. is a Full Professor, and Assistant Chair of Assessment and Research, in the Department of Psychology at East Tennessee State University. He is the Director of the Laboratory of Resilience in Psychological and Physical Health (LRPPH). Dr. Hirsch currently serves on the Editorial Boards of several journals, including Cognitive Therapy and Research, Journal of Rural Mental Health, International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, and Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, and is a Consultant and Investigator on numerous Foundation and NIH grants. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and has presented his work more than 400 times at professional conferences.
Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Reno, NV. She opened a private practice
after 10 years of conducting home-based assessment and therapy with the VA Sierra Nevada
Health Care System. Dr. Mosco’s clinical interests include maternal mental health, older adults,
and third wave cognitive behavioral therapies.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Discuss the general findings to date of eating disorders proneness in all populations.
Summarize the interpersonal theory of eating disorders (IPT-ED) and how it applies to gay men, lesbian woman, and transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) adults.
Recognize the differences in ED proneness among gay men, lesbian woman, and transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) adults.
List the factors that influence ED proneness among gay men, lesbian woman, and transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) adults.
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
CE Learning Systems, LLC is an independent provider of continuing medical education. CE Learning Systems, LLC has no proprietary or financial interest in medical or healthcare products over which the FDA (USA) or EMA (EU) has regulatory authority.
In accordance with our disclosure policies, CE Learning Systems, LLC is committed to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor for all accredited continuing education. These policies include assigning relevance to, and mitigating, all perceived or real conflicts of interest between any individual with control over the content and any ineligible company (commercial interest).
Any individual with control over accredited content, including planner, faculty, and reviewer, is required to globally disclose:
Individual relationship(s) or lack thereof, and its nature, with any/all ineligible company, and
any investigational, off-label, or non-FDA approved content or discussion
CE Learning Systems, LLC has reviewed these disclosures, assigned relevance based on the relationship and scope of content, and identified those with the potential to compromise the goals and educational integrity of the education. Relevant relationships, or lack thereof, are shared with the learner.
Education has been independently peer-reviewed to validate content, mitigate identified conflicts of interest, and ensure:
All recommendations involving clinical medicine is based on evidence that is accepted within the medical profession as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients.
All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in accredited continuing education in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
Content is appropriate, fair and balanced, unbiased, referenced, and non-promotional.
The planners have reported the following: There are no relevant disclosures.
Course Material Authors
The authors have disclosed any disclosures within the material.
Course Creator: Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D., PMH-C, CPLC
There are no relevant disclosures.
There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.
All exam questions for the course are visible on this page for members of Addiction Counselor CE.
Membership is free, and you can register today!
You'll only pay when you're ready to purchase a course, or if you take advantage of the Unlimited Package.
If you're already a member, please sign in to see the exam questions for this and all other courses.
Discuss this course
When you're an Unlimited CE or Pay As You Go member you can discuss this course after you pass the exam.
Is this course approved for my continuing education requirements?
Yes, most likely. Look Up Your State Board for more detailed information. Logged-in site members will see the relevant approval information displayed in the Approvals tab for every course.
Do you have accommodations for my disability (ADA)?
If you are having trouble using Addiction Counselor CE, please contact us! We would be happy to accommodate your needs right away, and your input will help us make Addiction Counselor CE more accessible for future users too.
How do I enroll in this course?
Use the Enroll In This Course button and just follow the instructions! You don't pay anything until you're ready
to take an exam.
What do I have to do to complete the course?
To complete the course, review the course objectives, then review the material, and then pass the exam with a score of 75% or greater and lastly complete an evaluation.
How do I access the materials?
Most of our courses are based on online articles available for free to the public. Some courses, such as
those based on books, require that you purchase the material. Use the Materials tab above for more
info. You don't need to enroll in the course to access materials, whether free or paid. So you always
know what you're getting into before you commit to taking the exam.
How do I get my certificate?
Your certificate(s) will be available to download or email immediately when you pass the course exam and complete the evaluation.
Can I contact you for more help?
Yes! Use the Help widget at the bottom-right of the screen anywhere on Addiction Counselor CE to search our help docs, or to ask our support team for help. Unlike most of our competitors, Addiction Counselor CE has live US-based support reps to help you by email, chat, or phone.