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The (im)possibilities of the feminine: sexuality of women with eating disorders

Grant number: 15/15103-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 02, 2015
Effective date (End): February 01, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Psychological Treatment and Prevention
Principal Investigator:Manoel Antônio dos Santos
Grantee:Carolina Leonidas
Supervisor: Janet Treasure
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Research place: King's College London, England  
Associated to the scholarship:12/23854-2 - (Im)possibilities of the feminine: The sexuality of women with eating disorders from the perspective of female adolescents, their mothers and their fathers, BP.DR


The present study aims to investigate the model of assistance, approaches and therapeutic techniques used by professionals who work at the Maudsley Hospital, a worldwide pioneer institution in the treatment of eating disorders (ED) and part of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). This study will seek to acquire new knowledge that can contribute to reorganize the assistance models used in Brazil, particularly at the Assistance Group on Eating Disorders (GRATA), from the Clinic´s Hospital of the Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo (HC-FMRP-USP), the first service specialized in the treatment of ED in Brazil, and in which the researcher has been carrying out her PhD research. The insertion of the researcher in this context will include systematic observations of team meetings at the Maudsley Hospital and the research group during a three-month period, enabling the researcher´s knowledge over the innovative techniques of psychotherapy developed by Maudsley´s team, such as MANTRA - Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa for Adults. The study will also include periodical supervisions with Prof. Janet Treasure, PhD, senior researcher at the Eating Disorders Research Group of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) from King's College London, United Kingdom (KCL), in order to present and discuss the doctoral research methodology and preliminary results. It is expected that the supervision will deepen and extend the analysis of the original doctoral research data, since Prof. Treasure is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of ED. It is also expected that the researcher´s knowledge about the methods and treatment approaches used in the institution abroad may later be employed as a model for improving the treatment of patients being followed at GRATA. (AU)

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LEONIDAS, CAROLINA; NAZAR, BRUNO P.; MUNGUIA, LUCERO; SANTOS, MANOEL A.. How do we target the factors that maintain anorexia nervosa? A behaviour change taxonomical analysis. INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF PSYCHIATRY, v. 31, n. 4, SI, p. 403-410, . (15/15103-5)

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