Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Stigma in Clinical Psychology Trainees: Bias Towards Eating Disorders on the Basis of Weight Variance and the Mediating Influence of Personal Psychological Traits
by Stokes, Jeanna A., Psy.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2015, 196; 3627520
Abstract (Summary)

Personal biases exhibited by mental health professionals can adversely affect treatment outcomes (Servais & Saunders, 2007; Currin, Waller, & Schmidt, 2009). Eating disorders are often stigmatized and ultimately marginalized even within professional realms, thereby presenting (1) an unnecessary barrier to treatment and (2) adverse consequences for affected individuals (Hackler, Vogel, & Wade, 2010; Roehrig & McLean, 2010; Ebneter, Latner, & O'Brien, 2011; Walker & Lloyd, 2011). Conjunctively, the presence of weight discrimination has increased drastically in recent years. (Bannon, Hunter-Reel, Wilson, & Karlin, 2009). This study assessed levels of weight-related and eating disorder-related stigma in a sample of clinical psychology doctoral students.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Pecora, Kristina M.
Commitee: Roekle, Meghan
School: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Department: Clinical Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-B 75/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Clinical psychology, Health education
Keywords: Bias, Clinical psychology, Eating disorder, Stigma, Training, Weight
Publication Number: 3627520
ISBN: 978-1-321-02839-3
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