20 Nov 24 Nov
09:00 - 13:15

ESM Course

Experience Sampling Method in Psychopathology

20 - 24 November, 2023

Experience Sampling Method in Psychopathology

The study of persons in the context of normal daily life may provide a powerful and necessary addition to more conventional and cross-sectional research strategies in psychopathology. The Experience Sampling Method (ESM), also known as Ecological Momentary Assessments (EMA), is a mobile assessment approach designed to measure thoughts, mood, symptoms, and contextual information in the flow of daily life. ESM allows you to capture the film rather than a snapshot of daily life reality of patients or research subjects. ESM has been proven to be feasible in patients with a wide range of psychopathology, including schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorder, and personality disorders. The availability of mobile technology as the PsyMate™ allows easy implementation of ESM in your practice.

This course aims to give you a full overview of all aspects related to the use of the Experience Sampling Method: background, techniques, questionnaires, statistics, and implementation in your study.

For more info and registration please contact Nele Volbragt, nele.volbragt@maastrichtuniversity.nl