ESM Course

Experience Sampling Method in Psychopathology
April 17th and 18th, 2018


This 2day course aims to give you a full overview of all aspects related to the use of the Experience Sampling Method in psychopathology: background, techniques, questionnaires, statistics and implementation of your study.

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 thus allows 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  Debora Op't Eijnde, d.opteijnde@maastrichtuniversity.nl