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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737269/concordance-between-self-reported-and-observer-rated-anxiety-severity-in-outpatients-with-anxiety-disorders-the-leiden-routine-outcome-monitoring-study
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Anke Schat, Martijn S van Noorden, Erik J Giltay, Marc J Noom, Robert R J M Vermeiren, Frans G Zitman
OBJECTIVES: Anxiety severity measures can be self-report or observer-rated. Although mostly these measures concur, they can diverge markedly. We examined concordance between two anxiety scales: the observer-rated Brief Anxiety Scale (BAS) and the self-report Brief Symptom Inventory 12-item version (BSI-12), and described associations between patient characteristics and discordance. DESIGN: The study used an observational design, using prospective data from 2,007 outpatients with DSM-IV-TR panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, agoraphobia without panic, social phobia, and/or generalized anxiety disorder...
July 24, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737261/does-prolonged-grief-treatment-foster-posttraumatic-growth-secondary-results-from-a-treatment-study-with-long-term-follow-up-and-mediation-analysis
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Helga Bartl, Maria Hagl, Michaela Kotoučová, Gabriele Pfoh, Rita Rosner
OBJECTIVES: Prolonged grief disorder (PGD) is a persistent and disabling kind of grief reaction that can be treated effectively with psychotherapeutic interventions. There has been limited investigation of whether these interventions can also enhance positive outcomes of bereavement, such as posttraumatic growth or benefit finding. DESIGN: As part of secondary analyses in a randomized controlled trial evaluating integrative cognitive-behavioural therapy for PGD (PG-CBT), the posttraumatic growth trajectories in 51 outpatients with clinically relevant prolonged grief symptoms were followed up from baseline up to 1...
July 24, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734008/editorial-statement
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Katherine Berry, Sandra Bucci
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July 21, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726350/what-is-distressing-about-auditory-verbal-hallucinations-the-contribution-of-goal-interference-and-goal-facilitation
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Filippo Varese, Warren Mansell, Sara J Tai
OBJECTIVES: Distressing and pleasant/positive voices (auditory verbal hallucinations) are common in both clinical and non-clinical voice-hearers. Identifying factors that contribute to emotional reactions to voices is essential for developing effective psychological interventions. Several theories propose that facilitation and interference with personal goals are important predictors of distress and well-being. This study examined whether voice-related distress is related to the degree to which voices interfere with personal goals, and whether pleasantness of voices is influenced by the extent to which they facilitate goals...
July 20, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719140/do-english-mental-health-services-know-whether-they-followed-n-i-c-e-guidelines-with-patients-who-killed-themselves
#5
Jim Geekie, John Read, Julia Renton, Christopher Harrop
Freedom of Information Act requests sent to 51 NHS mental health providers in England showed an average of 20.5 suicides per organization. Only one provider, however, could report how many people that had killed themselves had been offered N.I.C.E. recommended psychological therapy. Information that might prevent suicides is being ignored. PRACTITIONER POINTS: Mental health services need, urgently, to develop data systems that can inform clinical team leaders about gaps in their services to suicidal people in their care Clinical psychologists have a particular responsibility to pressure managers to effectively monitor the provision of evidence-based treatments to suicidal people Trusts and commissioners must be aware of, and rectify, any failings of their services in relation to the prevention of suicide...
July 18, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707425/experiential-acceptance-and-trait-mindfulness-as-predictors-of-analogue-post-traumatic-stress
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Paul A Boelen, Lonneke I M Lenferink
OBJECTIVES: Experiential acceptance and trait-mindfulness are associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after traumatic events. This study was a preliminary attempt to examine (1) associations of experiential acceptance and trait-mindfulness with post-traumatic stress (PTS) associated with negative, but not necessarily traumatizing, life events ('analogue' PTS), (2) the role of these variables in the context of neuroticism as well as worry and rumination - two other regulatory strategies associated with PTS, and (3) the impact of pre-trauma tendencies towards experiential acceptance and mindfulness on analogue PTS...
July 14, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707407/symptom-fluctuations-self-esteem-and-cohesion-during-group-cognitive-behaviour-therapy-for-early-psychosis
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Tania Lecomte, Claude Leclerc, Til Wykes
Group cohesion has been linked to positive changes in self-esteem and in symptoms during group psychotherapy in people with psychosis. These changes may be linked to changes in symptoms as fluctuations in self-esteem have been linked to symptom fluctuations. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the relationship between these three factors - group cohesion, self-esteem, and symptoms - during group cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis (GCBTp). We hypothesized that group cohesion would precede changes in symptoms and self-esteem and that improvements in self-esteem would precede improvements in symptoms...
July 14, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670774/experienced-stigma-and-its-impacts-in-psychosis-the-role-of-social-rank-and-external-shame
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Lisa Wood, Chris Irons
OBJECTIVES: Experienced stigma is detrimental to those who experience psychosis and can cause emotional distress and hinder recovery. This study aimed to explore the relationship between experienced stigma with emotional distress and recovery in people with psychosis. It explored the role of external shame and social rank as mediators in these relationships. DESIGN: A cross-sectional design was implemented. METHODS: Fifty-two service users were administered a battery of questionnaires examining experienced stigma, external shame, social rank, personal recovery, positive symptoms, depression, and anxiety...
July 3, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639407/factorial-structure-and-construct-validity-of-an-italian-version-of-the-fears-of-compassion-scales-a%C3%A2-study-on-non-clinical-subjects
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Francesco Dentale, Nicola Petrocchi, Michele Vecchione, Claudia Biagioli, Accursio Gennaro, Cristiano Violani
OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed at investigating the factorial structure and the construct validity of the Italian translation of the Fears of Compassion (FC) Scales in a non-clinical sample (i.e., Fear of Compassion From Others [FCFO], Fear of Compassion Towards Others [FCTO] and Fear of Self-Compassion [FSC]). An exploratory factor analysis was conducted on all the items to investigate the dimensionality of the FC scales. To assess construct validity, correlations between the FC scales and a series of construct-related measures were analysed...
June 22, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585772/adolescent-perfectionism-structural-features-of-the-frost-multidimensional-perfectionism-scale-and-correlates-with-attachment-and-psychopathology
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Emily P Taylor, Rachel Couper, Carolyn Maeve Butler
OBJECTIVES: Perfectionism is recognized as a significant risk factor for psychopathology. Emerging research links attachment to perfectionism in adult and college-age samples. The Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (FMPS) has been used in adults and adolescents with a variety of factor structures found. This study sought to establish the factor structure in a general adolescent sample prior to testing for associations between perfectionism, attachment, and psychopathology in the same sample...
June 6, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585718/emotion-dysregulation-symptoms-and-interpersonal-problems-as-independent-predictors-of-a-broad-range-of-personality-disorders-in-an-outpatient-sample
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Giancarlo Dimaggio, Raffaele Popolo, Antonella Montano, Patrizia Velotti, Filippo Perrini, Luisa Buonocore, Carlo Garofalo, Mario D'Aguanno, Giampaolo Salvatore
Emotion dysregulation (ED) is considered a hallmark of borderline personality disorder and is prominent in other personality disorders (PDs). Its presence and contribution to personality pathology need to be explored in the whole range of PDs. In this study, we investigated the association of ED with the whole range of PD traits, symptoms, and interpersonal problems and then investigated whether ED had a unique contribution in predicting the different PDs. A sample of 478 treatment-seeking outpatients was interviewed with the SCID-II...
June 6, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544223/long-term-outcomes-of-metacognitive-narrative-psychotherapy-for-people-diagnosed-with-schizophrenia
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Robert D Schweitzer, Melissa Greben, Rebecca Bargenquast
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated long-term outcomes of Metacognitive Narrative Psychotherapy. Previous studies have shown the approach to be effective in enhancing recovery and metacognition in people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. DESIGN: A 2-year longitudinal follow-up case study design. METHODS: Eight people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia received an average of 52 sessions over 13-26 months. Follow-up interviews were conducted and self-report measures administered at approximately 2 years (22-30 months) post-completion of therapy...
May 24, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497909/the-therapeutic-alliance-in-different-mental-disorders-a-comparison-of-patients-with-depression-somatoform-and-eating-disorders
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Johannes Mander, Andreas B Neubauer, Angelika Schlarb, Martin Teufel, Hinrich Bents, Martin Hautzinger, Stephan Zipfel, Andreas Wittorf, Isa Sammet
OBJECTIVE: The therapeutic alliance is intensively investigated in psychotherapy research. However, there is scarce research on the role of the specific diagnosis of the patient in the formation of the therapeutic alliance. Hence, the aim of this study was to address this research gap by comparing the alliance in different mental disorders. DESIGN: Our sample comprised 348 patients (mean age = 40 years; 68% female; 133 patients with depression, 122 patients with somatoform disorders, and 93 patients with eating disorders)...
May 12, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497892/echoes-of-others-a-path-analytic-examination-of-an-interpersonal-cognitive-model-of-voice-related-distress
#14
Esther R Cole, Clara Strauss, Chris Fife-Schaw, Simon McCarthy-Jones
OBJECTIVES: Cognitive models propose that levels of distress associated with auditory verbal hallucinations ('voices') are influenced by the hearers' beliefs about their voices (perceived malevolence and omnipotence), their negative beliefs about themselves and others and their attachment style. This study aims to test a comprehensive model of the relationship between these variables in order to identify distal and proximal interpersonal and cognitive factors contributing to voice-related distress...
May 12, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497887/surviving-moment-to-moment-the-experience-of-living-in-a-state-of-ambivalence-for-those-with-recurrent-suicide-attempts
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Yvonne Bergmans, Evelyn Gordon, Rahel Eynan
OBJECTIVE: This qualitative study aimed to capture the experience of living in the ambivalent space between life and death for adults with recurrent suicide attempts (RSA). It sought to expand upon an earlier study that explored the processes involved in transitioning away from RSA among adults, which revealed that occupying this ambivalent space is a crucial part of this process. DESIGN: Interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA) was used. This methodology was designed to explore the lived experiences and meaning making and enabled interpretation of the multidimensional subjective experiences of RSA participants...
May 12, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477393/directiveness-in-psychotherapy-a-phenomenological-narrative-study-of-therapist-attitudes
#16
Erik Rautalinko
OBJECTIVES: This study of directiveness draws on the literature on patient-therapist matching, neutrality, and resistance. Our aim was to investigate how psychotherapists conceptualize directiveness as an attitude, with a focus on pantheoretical aspects of directiveness. DESIGN AND METHODS: Our data are narratives from 18 interviews with psychotherapists of different theoretical orientations (cognitive-behavioural, family-systems, humanistic-experiential, and psychodynamic), and from focus-group discussions with six other psychotherapists...
May 6, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467686/the-role-of-pride-in-women-with-anorexia-nervosa-a-grounded-theory-study
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Cintia L Faija, Stephanie Tierney, Patricia A Gooding, Sarah Peters, John R E Fox
OBJECTIVE: Theory and clinical literature suggest that pride may play an important role in the maintenance of restrictive eating disorders. A grounded theory study explored experiences of, and reflections on, pride among women with a current or past diagnosis of anorexia nervosa. DESIGN: This is a qualitative study using grounded theory. METHOD: Semistructured interviews were conducted with 21 women recruited from an eating disorder unit in England, and from a UK self-help organization...
May 3, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743461/therapist-competencies-necessary-for-the-delivery-of-compassion-focused-therapy-a-delphi-study
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Alice E Liddell, Steven Allan, Ken Goss
OBJECTIVES: Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) has shown promising results for a range of clinical presentations. This study explored the therapeutic competencies required to deliver CFT and organized these into a coherent framework. DESIGN: The Delphi method was used to explore and refine competencies for delivering CFT in three rounds of data collection. METHODS: The first round involved interviews with 12 experts in CFT. Data were analysed using template analysis to generate a draft competency framework...
June 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699986/unresolved-attachment-and-agency-in-women-victims-of-intimate-partner-violence-a-case-control-study
#19
Susanna Pallini, Agnese Alfani, Lucrezia Marech, Fiorenzo Laghi
OBJECTIVES: Women victims of IPV are more likely insecurely attached and have experienced childhood abuse, which according to the attachment theory is deeply related to disorganized attachment. This case-control study was performed with the aim to compare the attachment status and the defensive processing patterns of women victims of IPV (cases) with women with no experiences of IPV (controls). METHODS: Cases were 16 women with an age range from 26 years to 51 years...
June 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27561944/differential-effect-of-exposure-based-therapy-and-cognitive-therapy-on-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-symptom-clusters-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Danny Horesh, Meng Qian, Sara Freedman, Arieh Shalev
A question remains regarding differential effects of exposure-based versus non-exposure-based therapies on specific post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom clusters. Traumatized emergency room patients were randomized to receive prolonged exposure (PE) or cognitive therapy (CT) without exposure. PE/CT had no differential effect on individual symptom clusters, and change in total PTSD score remained significant even after controlling for the reductions in all three symptom clusters. In addition, baseline levels of PTSD avoidance/intrusion/hyperarousal did not moderate the effects of PE and CT on total PTSD symptom scores...
June 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
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