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Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443477/psychotherapist-trainees-professional-self-doubt-and-negative-personal-reaction-changes-during-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-and-association-with-patient-progress
#1
Patrizia Odyniec, Thomas Probst, Jürgen Margraf, Ulrike Willutzki
OBJECTIVE: This study examined psychotherapist trainees' experiences of "professional self-doubt" (PSD) and "negative personal reaction" (NPR) during cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and their associations with patients' symptoms and interpersonal problems. METHOD: Forty therapists treating 621 patients were analyzed. Patients' symptoms and interpersonal problems were collected repeatedly during therapy. Data about patients' interpersonal problems were available only for 106 patients and 18 therapists...
April 26, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436756/the-role-of-attachment-style-in-interpersonal-psychotherapy-for-depressed-adolescents
#2
Meredith Gunlicks-Stoessel, Ana Westervelt, Kristina Reigstad, Laura Mufson, Susanne Lee
OBJECTIVE(S): This study examined changes in depressed adolescents' reports of attachment anxiety and avoidance with interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT-A), and the relationship between attachment style and change in depression with IPT-A. METHOD: Forty adolescents (aged 12-17) participated in a 16-week randomized clinical trial of 4 adaptive treatment strategies for adolescent depression that began with IPT-A and augmented treatment for insufficient responders (n = 22) by adding additional IPT-A sessions (n = 11) or the antidepressant medication, fluoxetine (n = 11)...
April 24, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421880/interactive-dynamics-among-therapist-interventions-therapeutic-alliance-and-metacognition-in-the-early-stages-of-the-psychotherapeutic-process
#3
Francesca Locati, Germano Rossi, Laura Parolin
OBJECTIVE: Several authors have identified a bidirectional link between patient metacognitive functioning and the therapeutic alliance. Specifically, metacognition might be enhanced by a positive alliance with the clinician, whereas metacognitive deficits might impede the alliance. Interestingly, the therapist's technical interventions might influence both therapeutic alliance and metacognitive functioning. However, little is known about the interactions between these dimensions. The aim of the present study is to explore these interactions more fully in the earliest phase of the therapeutic process...
April 19, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374650/changes-in-the-trauma-narratives-of-youth-receiving-trauma-focused-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-in-relation-to-posttraumatic-stress-symptoms
#4
Marie Knutsen, Tine K Jensen
OBJECTIVE: To understand the meaning of trauma narration, we examined changes in the trauma narratives of youth receiving trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and explored the relationship between changes in narratives and in posttraumatic stress. METHOD: The sample consisted of 12 non-responders and 12 maximum-responders to treatment (M = 14.3, SD = 2.35, range = 10-17; 75% girls). The youth were assessed with the Clinical-Administered PTSD-Scale for Children and Adolescents both pre- and post-treatment...
April 4, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355973/patient-therapist-convergence-in-alliance-ratings-as-a-predictor-of-outcome-in-psychotherapy-for-generalized-anxiety-disorder
#5
Alice E Coyne, Michael J Constantino, Holly B Laws, Henny A Westra, Martin M Antony
OBJECTIVE: Although patients and therapists aligning over time on their perceptions of alliance quality is regarded as clinically important, few studies have examined the influence of such dyadic convergence on psychotherapy outcomes. This study tested whether early treatment convergence in patient-therapist alliance ratings was associated with subsequent worry and distress reduction in psychotherapy for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and whether treatment type and the dyad members' initial alliance perceptions moderated these associations...
March 29, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337949/efficacy-of-metacognitive-therapy-for-hypoactive-sexual-desire-disorder-among-iranian-couples
#6
Mohammad Arash Ramezani, Khodabakhsh Ahmadi, Mohammadali Besharat, Sima Noohi, Afagh Ghaemmaghami
OBJECTIVE: The aim of present study was to compare the efficacy of metacognitive therapy (MCT) against Masters-Johnson sex therapy (MJST) for hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in Iranian couples. METHODS: A randomized treatment trial was conducted. Participants were recruited from the family counseling clinics in Tehran and Isfahan. All were suffering from HSDD as defined by DSM-IV-R criteria. They were assigned randomly to two groups that received 10 sessions of either MCT or MJST...
March 24, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337945/client-interpersonal-impacts-as-mediators-of-long-term-outcome-in-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-integrated-with-motivational-interviewing-for-generalized-anxiety-disorder
#7
Michael J Constantino, Felicia M Romano, Alice E Coyne, Henny A Westra, Martin M Antony
OBJECTIVE: A recent trial of generalized anxiety disorder treatment (Westra, H. A., Constantino, M. J., & Antony, M. M. (2016). Integrating Motivational Interviewing With Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Severe Generalized Anxiety Disorder: An Allegiance-Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84, 768-782. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000098 ) revealed that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) integrated with motivational interviewing (MI) outperformed CBT alone across a 12-month follow up...
March 24, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327079/patterns-of-practice-in-community-mental-health-treatment-of-adult-depression
#8
Cara C Lewis, C Nathan Marti, Brigid R Marriott, Kelli Scott, David Ayer
OBJECTIVE: Community mental health therapists often endorse an eclectic orientation, but few studies reveal how therapists utilize elements of evidence-based psychotherapies. This study aimed to characterize treatment as usual patterns of practice among therapists treating depressed adults in community mental health settings. METHOD: Therapists (N = 165) from the USA's largest not-for-profit provider of community-based mental health services completed surveys assessing their demographics and practice element use with depressed adult clients...
March 22, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287345/the-role-of-emotion-in-psychotherapeutic-change-for-medically-unexplained-symptoms
#9
Joel M Town, Victoria Lomax, Allan A Abbass, Gillian Hardy
OBJECTIVES: Evidence of the contribution of emotional processes to the emergence, maintenance, and experience of medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) suggests that clinical approaches which target these processes could be beneficial. In this study, qualitative methods were used to examine patients' perspectives and subjective experiences of emotional processes in the context of a psychotherapy assessment and treatment service for MUS provided in a hospital emergency department (ED). METHODS: Seven semi-structured interviews were conducted with ED patients presenting with MUS who received a course of intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy treatment...
March 13, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277038/has-growth-mixture-modeling-improved-our-understanding-of-how-early-change-predicts-psychotherapy-outcome
#10
Andrew Koffmann
OBJECTIVE: Early change in psychotherapy predicts outcome. Seven studies have used growth mixture modeling [GMM; Muthén, B. (2001). Second-generation structural equation modeling with a combination of categorical and continuous latent variables: New opportunities for latent class-latent growth modeling. In L. M. Collins & A. G. Sawyers (Eds.), New methods for the analysis of change (pp. 291-322). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association] to identify patient classes based on early change but have yielded conflicting results...
March 2, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277039/therapists-honesty-humor-styles-playfulness-and-creativity-as-outcome-predictors-a-retrospective-study-of-the-therapist-effect
#11
Refael Yonatan-Leus, Orya Tishby, Gaby Shefler, Hadas Wiseman
OBJECTIVE: This study examined whether therapists' honesty, humor style, playfulness, and creativity would retrospectively predict the outcomes of therapies ended five years earlier. METHOD: In the Jerusalem-Haifa study, 29 therapists treated 70 clients in dynamic psychotherapy for 1 year. The Outcome Questionnaire 45 scores were collected at five time points. Five years later, the therapists were contacted via email and asked to fill out honesty, humor styles, playfulness, and creativity self-report questionnaires...
February 24, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277040/the-relationship-between-positive-affect-and-negative-affect-during-treatment-for-major-depressive-disorder
#12
Roni Oren-Yagoda, Thröstur Björgvinsson, Idan M Aderka
OBJECTIVE: The present study examined the relationship between positive affect (PA) and negative affect (NA) along the course of combined cognitive behavior therapy and pharmacological treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD). METHOD: Participants were 165 individuals who sought treatment for MDD in a partial hospital setting. Participants' PA, NA, and depressive symptoms were measured at pre- and post-treatment and PA and NA were measured at up to 10 additional measurements along the course of treatment...
February 22, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140762/clients-experiences-of-treatment-and-recovery-in-borderline-personality-disorder-a-meta-synthesis-of-qualitative-studies
#13
Christina Katsakou, Nancy Pistrang
OBJECTIVE: This review synthesized findings from qualitative studies exploring clients' experiences of their treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD) and their perceptions of recovery. METHOD: Fourteen studies were identified through searches in three electronic databases. The Critical Appraisal Skills Programme was used to appraise the methodological quality of the studies. Thematic analysis was used to synthesize the findings. RESULTS: The meta-synthesis identified 10 themes, grouped into 3 domains...
January 31, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26837661/the-effect-of-congruence-in-patient-and-therapist-alliance-on-patient-s-symptomatic-levels
#14
Sigal Zilcha-Mano, John Snyder, George Silberschatz
OBJECTIVE: The ability of alliance to predict outcome has been widely demonstrated, but less is known about the effect of the level of congruence between patient and therapist alliance ratings on outcome. In the current study we examined whether the degree of congruence between patient and therapist alliance ratings can predict symptomatic levels 1 month later in treatment. METHOD: The sample consisted of 127 patient-therapist dyads. Patients and therapists reported on their alliance levels, and patients reported their symptomatic levels 1 month later...
May 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26684670/the-shorter-the-better-a-follow-up-analysis-of-10-session-psychiatric-treatment-including-the-motive-oriented-therapeutic-relationship-for-borderline-personality-disorder
#15
Ueli Kramer, Niklaus Stulz, Laurent Berthoud, Franz Caspar, Pierre Marquet, Stéphane Kolly, Yves De Roten, Jean-Nicolas Despland
OBJECTIVE: There is little research on short-term treatments for borderline personality disorder (BPD). While the core changes may occur only in long-term treatments, short-term treatments may enable the study of early generic processes of engagement in therapy and thus inform about effective treatment components. It was shown that a 10-session version of a psychiatric treatment was effective in reducing borderline symptoms at the end of this treatment [Kramer, U., Kolly, S., Berthoud, L...
May 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26549180/feedback-to-semi-professional-counselors-in-treating-child-aggression
#16
Zipora Shechtman, Rony Tutian
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of outcome feedback provided to semi-professional counselors of children and adolescents at risk for aggressive behavior, following group treatment. METHOD: Participants included 230 aggressive children and adolescents and 64 educators in a quasi-experimental design of 3 conditions: experimental group with feedback, experimental group without feedback, and control group (no treatment). The current study employed a feedback system based on self-report aggression scores measured after each session, provided to teachers, including an alert system and weekly follow-up group support...
May 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26522864/efficacy-of-an-individualized-social-competence-training-for-children-with-oppositional-defiant-disorders-conduct-disorders
#17
Anja Goertz-Dorten, Christina Benesch, Christopher Hautmann, Emel Berk-Pawlitzek, Martin Faber, Timo Lindenschmidt, Rahel Stadermann, Lioba Schuh, Manfred Doepfner
OBJECTIVES: Group-based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy of children with aggressive behavior has resulted in significant reductions of behavior problems with small to medium effect sizes. We report the efficacy of an individualized Treatment Program for Children with Aggressive Behavior. METHOD: A within-subject design with two phases (waiting, treatment) was chosen. Sixty boys aged 6-12 years with peer-related aggressive behavior were included. The course of the outcome measures (growth rates) during a 6-week waiting phase was compared with those in the subsequent treatment phase (24 weekly child sessions together with an average of 8 parent contacts) by multilevel modeling...
May 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26514065/patterns-of-change-in-interpersonal-problems-during-and-after-short-term-and-long-term-psychodynamic-group-therapy-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#18
Anette Fjeldstad, Per Høglend, Steinar Lorentzen
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we compared the patterns of change in interpersonal problems between short-term and long-term psychodynamic group therapy. METHOD: A total of 167 outpatients with mixed diagnoses were randomized to 20 or 80 weekly sessions of group therapy. Interpersonal problems were assessed with the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems at six time points during the 3-year study period. Using linear mixed models, change was linearly modelled in two steps...
May 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134035/estimating-the-economic-value-of-counselling-services-using-the-contingent-valuation-method
#19
A-Reum Kim, Sang Min Lee, Sunghee An
This study aimed to justify the use of the contingent valuation method to elicit the willingness to pay (WTP) for counselling services and to analyse the socio-demographic and psychological factors that influence WTP (through an increase in insurance premiums) for counselling services in South Korea. Regarding WTP for counselling services, the researchers asked 561 participants double-bounded dichotomous choice questions, which is one of the major estimation methods. Two survival analysis models were set up with their corresponding variables to investigate the factors affecting the WTP for an increase in insurance premiums to cover counselling services...
January 30, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128017/change-in-attachment-dimensions-in-women-with-binge-eating-disorder-following-group-psychodynamic-interpersonal-psychotherapy
#20
Hilary Maxwell, Giorgio A Tasca, Renee Grenon, Megan Faye, Kerri Ritchie, Hany Bissada, Louise Balfour
OBJECTIVE: To examine the role of attachment dimensions, including coherence of mind and reflective functioning, in developing and maintaining binge-eating disorder (BED) and in determining group psychotherapy outcomes for women with BED. We hypothesize that higher pre-treatment attachment dimension scores will predict better treatment outcomes for women with BED and will increase at follow-up. METHOD: Women with BED attended 16 sessions of group therapy and completed the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) at pre-treatment...
January 27, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
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