1. Clinical description: Eating disorders.
2. Epidemiology and comorbidity.
3. Etiology and risk factors.
5. Effective treatment for food intake disorders, anorexia, bulimia, and childhood obesity.
Competencies and learning outcomes
- Be able to reach an adequate level of understanding about the demands of the recipient in every situation or application context.
- Critically evaluate information and apply the scientific method to improve professional practice.
- Formulate hypotheses, assess information, and promote viable solutions to professional cases and situations.
- Be able to analyze, evaluate, and assess individual and collective situations, identify problems, interpret data, and formulate solutions to individual or collective problems.
- Apply ethics and deontological principles to the profession, considering user rights.
- Be capable of working in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams and leading multidisciplinary teams.
- Be able to upgrade, consolidate, and integrate new knowledge to improve the profession using continuous self-learning techniques and critical analysis.
- Know how to select and apply different types of psychological tests in childhood and adolescence.
- Be able to properly apply diagnostic criteria for different psychological disorders in children and youth.
- Know how to establish a treatment plan from predictions made about the child or adolescent and the psychological knowledge.
- Know how to monitor a child and/or adolescent clinical case, choosing appropriate and realistic goals.
- Choose and select the most appropriate child/adolescent psychological intervention techniques in each case in order to achieve the objectives.
- Know how to apply the main techniques of effective and empirically proven interventions for children and adolescents.
- Know how to apply direct intervention strategies and methods in children and adolescents: construction of healthy scenarios, prevention of problems, and quality of life.
- Know how to apply indirect intervention strategies and methods through other people (parents, teachers, etc.): counseling, training teachers, and other agents.
- Master strategies and techniques for involving children and/or adolescents in the intervention.