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Schema Modes and Eating Disorder Symptomatology in a Brazilian Sample

by Leonardo Wainer


Currently, Schema Therapy is a viable treatment option in working with this population and the evaluation of these individuals is fundamental. And the Schema Mode Inventory- Eating Disorders is an instrument of Schema Mode assessment developed for the population with eating disorders. Thus, the aim of this presentation is to demonstrate the results of the presence of different Schema Modes in a Brazilian sample utilizing the Schema Mode Inventory- Eating Disorders Short form, a socio-demographic questionnaire, and the Eating Attitude Test 26 as instruments. The total number of respondents was 587 individuals, with a mean age of 31.3 (DS = 11.3), 71.3% (n = 408) women and 28.7% (n = 164) men. To conduct the research, the individuals declared their consent, the individual subsequently answered the sociodemographic questionnaire, then the Eating Attitudes Test-26 and, finally, the Schema Mode Inventory- Eating Short Disorders Form. To analyze the data t-test, Ancovas and network analyses were performed. The results of the most prevalent modes and their relationship within themselves and with eating disorder symptomatology will be discussed, in addition to the possible specific interventions for this sample.

About the Presenter:

Leonardo Wainer 

  • Psychologist Graduated by the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul.
  • Advanced Level Schema Therapist
  • ISST Media Coordinator
  • PhD Student at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Secretary of the Associação Brasileira de Terapia do Esquema (Brazilian Association of Schema Therapy)
  • Researcher at Avaliação em Bem-Estar e Saúde Mental (Research Group: Evaluation in Well being and Mental Health) at the Post Graduate School of Clinical Psychology at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul

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Schema therapy has been extensively researched to effectively treat a wide variety of typically treatment resistant conditions, including Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Read our summary of the latest research comparing the dramatic results of schema therapy compared to other standard models of psychotherapy.

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