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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497909/the-therapeutic-alliance-in-different-mental-disorders-a-comparison-of-patients-with-depression-somatoform-and-eating-disorders
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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/28397354/seeking-help-for-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd-a-qualitative-study-of-the-enablers-and-barriers-conducted-by-a-researcher-with-personal-experience-of-ocd
#6
Karen J Robinson, Diana Rose, Paul M Salkovskis
OBJECTIVES: Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can be hugely disabling. Although very effective psychological treatments exist, many people delay years before seeking help or never seek treatment. There have been clinical observation and short questionnaire studies on why people delay, but little qualitative research exists on this complex subject. The present qualitative study aimed to identify the barriers to seeking treatment and the factors that encourage or push people to seek help for their OCD (positive and negative enablers)...
April 10, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391656/-you-ve-got-your-own-demons-that-you-ve-got-to-fight-every-day-a-qualitative-exploration-of-how-people-respond-to-the-experience-of-psychosis
#7
Sarah Tully, Adrian Wells, Anthony P Morrison
OBJECTIVES: Cognitive models of psychosis implicate how people respond to their distressing experiences in the maintenance of such experiences. Safety-seeking behaviours, which are employed in response to a catastrophic misinterpretation of threat, are viewed as unhelpful maintenance factors. However, the concept of safety seeking was developed in relation to anxiety disorders, and there may be additional complexities that apply in relation to the experience of psychosis. The ways in which people respond to their distressing experiences of psychosis are complex, multifaceted, and changeable, and qualitative research is needed to further the understanding of this process...
April 8, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334488/the-metacognition-assessment-scale-mas-a-results-of-a-pilot-study-applying-a-german-translation-to-individuals-with-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders
#8
Anna-Lena Bröcker, Samuel Bayer, Frauke Stuke, Patrick Giemsa, Andreas Heinz, Felix Bermpohl, Paul H Lysaker, Christiane Montag
OBJECTIVES: Metacognition, the capacity 'to think about thinking' and thus to reflect and to master interpersonal problems on a mentalistic basis, is often impaired among patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders and has been suggested as a potential treatment target. However, little is known about the reliability of its measurement and links with related phenomena. The aim of this study was to validate a German translation of the Metacognition Assessment Scale (MAS-A) as a measure to assess metacognition from free narratives of patients' personally relevant episodes and relationships...
March 23, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299896/is-behavioural-activation-effective-in-the-treatment-of-depression-in-young-people-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Lucy Tindall, Antonina Mikocka-Walus, Dean McMillan, Barry Wright, Catherine Hewitt, Samantha Gascoyne
PURPOSE: Depression is currently the leading cause of illness and disability in young people. Evidence suggests that behavioural activation (BA) is an effective treatment for depression in adults but less research focuses on its application with young people. This review therefore examined whether BA is effective in the treatment of depression in young people. METHODS: A systematic review (International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews reference: CRD42015020453), following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines, was conducted to examine studies that had explored behavioural interventions for young people with depression...
March 16, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296207/understanding-the-relationship-between-suicidality-current-depressed-mood-personality-and-cognitive-factors
#10
Shri Cameron, Verity J Brown, Barbara Dritschel, Kevin Power, Malcolm Cook
OBJECTIVES: Links between suicidality and depressed mood are well established. There is, however, little information about the emotional regulation processes that underlie the relationship between suicidality and current low mood, and how these processes differ between groups of never-suicidal (NS), suicidal ideators, and suicide attempters. As suicidality and depression are heterogeneous constructs, this study aimed to conduct within- and between-group comparisons of known suicide risk factors that are associated with emotion regulation (neuroticism, trait aggression, brooding, impulsivity, and overgeneral autobiographical memories)...
March 11, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261919/the-effect-of-length-duration-and-intensity-of-psychological-therapy-on-core-global-distress-scores
#11
Lauren Jayne Evans, Alison Beck, Mark Burdett
OBJECTIVES: This study explores whether improvements, as measured by the CORE-OM/10, as a result of psychological therapy were related to length of treatment in weeks, number of treatment sessions, or treatment intensity, as well as any effect of diagnostic group. METHODS AND DESIGN: Pre- and post-therapy CORE-OM/10 scores were extracted from the clinical records of all secondary care adult psychological therapy team patients who undertook psychological therapy between 2010 and 2013 in one mental health trust...
March 6, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261907/significant-change-events-in-psychodynamic-psychotherapy-is-cognition-or-emotion-more-important
#12
Kye L McCarthy, Peter Caputi, Brin F S Grenyer
OBJECTIVE: Significant change events are helpful moments within a psychotherapy session that have been shown in previous research to relate strongly to outcome. They are special moments and therefore provide rich data for research into understanding therapeutic process. This study investigated clinical and linguistic features of these helpful moments using and comparing both human ratings and computerized text analysis strategies. METHOD: Significant change events versus non-event passages were studied within 1195 word blocks of transcribed psychotherapy for 20 participants with diagnoses of comorbid depression and personality disorder...
March 6, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244209/anxiety-and-depression-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-cfs-me-examining-the-incidence-of-health-anxiety-in-cfs-me
#13
Jo Daniels, Amberly Brigden, Adela Kacorova
OBJECTIVES: There is a lack of research examining the incidence of health anxiety in chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), despite this being an important research area with potentially significant clinical implications. This preliminary study aimed to determine the incidence of anxiety and depression, more specifically health anxiety, in a sample of CFS/ME patients over a 3-month period. DESIGN: The research was a cross-sectional questionnaire-based study, using a consecutive sample of patients who were assessed in a CFS/ME service...
February 28, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743461/therapist-competencies-necessary-for-the-delivery-of-compassion-focused-therapy-a-delphi-study
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27470500/effectiveness-of-school-based-humanistic-counselling-for-psychological-distress-in-young-people-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-with-follow-up-in-an-ethnically-diverse-sample
#17
Peter Pearce, Ros Sewell, Mick Cooper, Sarah Osman, Andrew J B Fugard, Joanne Pybis
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to pilot a test of the effectiveness of school-based humanistic counselling (SBHC) in an ethnically diverse group of young people (aged 11-18 years old), with follow-up assessments at 6 and 9 months. DESIGN: Pilot randomized controlled trial, using linear-mixed effect modelling and intention-to-treat analysis to compare changes in levels of psychological distress for participants in SBHC against usual care (UC). TRIAL REGISTRATION: ISRCTN44253140...
June 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27435825/agreement-between-clients-with-schizophrenia-and-mental-health-workers-on-clients-social-quality-of-life-the-role-of-social-cognition-and-symptoms
#18
Shani Ofir-Eyal, Ilanit Hasson-Ohayon, Eran Bar-Kalifa, Shlomo Kravetz, Paul H Lysaker
OBJECTIVE: Studies have showed that therapists and mental health workers of persons with schizophrenia tend to estimate their patients' social quality of life (SQoL) as poorer than the clients' own estimation. This study explores the hypothesis that this discrepancy is related to clients' social cognition and symptomatology. DESIGN: Cross-sectional assessment of both clients and their mental health workers. METHODS: Ninety persons with schizophrenia and 12 persons who were formal care providers participated in the study...
June 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27432774/attachment-style-and-readiness-for-psychotherapy-among-psychiatric-outpatients
#19
David Kealy, Michelle Tsai, John S Ogrodniczuk
Ninety-two adults attending outpatient mental health services completed measures of attachment style and readiness to engage in psychotherapy. Correlation and linear regression analyses found anxious attachment to be positively associated with treatment-seeking distress and found avoidant attachment to be negatively associated with openness to personal disclosure in the therapy relationship. PRACTITIONER POINTS: Insecure attachment may influence prospective patients' readiness for psychotherapy...
June 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27432719/young-children-s-experiences-of-living-with-a-parent-with-bipolar-disorder-understanding-the-child-s-perspective
#20
Clare Backer, Rebecca Murphy, John R E Fox, Fiona Ulph, Rachel Calam
OBJECTIVES: To explore the experiences of young children of living with a parent with bipolar disorder (BD) and how this impacts on their emotional well-being. DESIGN: Qualitative study using a computer-assisted semi-structured interview, 'In My Shoes' (IMS). METHODS: Ten children aged between 4 and 10 years with a parent with BD identified via self-help groups were interviewed about their experience of family life. Thematic analysis was used following transcription...
June 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
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