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Acción Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Colombiana de Psicología     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Comportamentalia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta de Investigación Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Psychologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Activités     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actualidades en Psicologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ad verba Liberorum : Journal of Linguistics & Pedagogy & Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Addictive Behaviors Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
ADHD Report The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
Advances in Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73)
Advances in Physiotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Advances in Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 61)
Advances in the Study of Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
African Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Sport Facilitation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 406)
Aggressive Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Ágora - studies in psychoanalytic theory     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aletheia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Behavioral Scientist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Applied Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 37)
American Journal of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
American Journal of Health Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
American Journal of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
American Psychologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 236)
Anales de Psicología     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Análise Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Análisis y Modificación de Conducta     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 68)
Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Annual Review of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 224)
Anuario de Psicología / The UB Journal of Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Psicología Jurídica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anxiety, Stress & Coping: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Applied and Preventive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Applied Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69)
Applied Neuropsychology : Adult     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Applied Neuropsychology : Child     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Applied Psychological Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Applied Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 179)
Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Archive for the Psychology of Religion / Archiv für Religionspychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Archives of Scientific Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Arquivos Brasileiros de Psicologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asia-Pacific Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Asian American Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Assessment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Attention, Perception & Psychophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Journal of Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Australian Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Autism Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Autism Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Autism's Own     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Autism-Open Access     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Avaliação Psicológica     Open Access  
Avances en Psicologia Latinoamericana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Balint Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Barbaroi     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Behavior Analysis in Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Behavior Analyst     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Behavior Modification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Behavior Research Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Behavior Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Behavioral Development Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription  
Behavioral Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Behavioral Neuroscience     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 54)
Behavioral Sciences & the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Behavioral Sleep Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Behaviormetrika     Hybrid Journal  
Behaviour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Behaviour Research and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 124)
Behavioural Processes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
BioPsychoSocial Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
BMC Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy: An International Journal for Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Boletim Academia Paulista de Psicologia     Open Access  
Boletim de Psicologia     Open Access  
Brain Informatics     Open Access  
British Journal of Clinical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 137)
British Journal of Developmental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
British Journal of Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
British Journal of Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43)
British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
British Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 59)
British Journal of Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
British Journal of Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Burnout Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Cadernos de psicanálise (Rio de Janeiro)     Open Access  
Cadernos de Psicologia Social do Trabalho     Open Access  
Canadian Art Therapy Association     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Canadian Psychology / Psychologie canadienne     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology     Hybrid Journal  
Cendekia : Jurnal Kependidikan dan Kemasyarakatan     Open Access  
Child Development Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Child Development Research     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Ciencia Cognitiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access  
Ciências & Cognição     Open Access  
Ciencias Psicológicas     Open Access  
Clínica y Salud     Open Access  
Clinical Medicine Insights : Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Clinical Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Clinical Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70)
Clinical Psychology and Special Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Coaching Psykologi - The Danish Journal of Coaching Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Psychology     Open Access  
Cógito     Open Access  
Cognition & Emotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Cognitive Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Cognitive Research : Principles and Implications     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Consciousness and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Construção Psicopedagógica     Open Access  
Consulting Psychology Journal : Practice and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contagion : Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Contemporary Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Contemporary School Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Contextos Clínicos     Open Access  
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Counseling Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Counselling and Psychotherapy Research : Linking research with practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Counselling and Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Counselling Psychology Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Couple and Family Psychoanalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Couple and Family Psychology : Research and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Creativity Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Creativity. Theories - Research - Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Criminal Justice Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Cuadernos de Neuropsicología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Psicologia del Deporte     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Psicopedagogía     Open Access  
Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Cultural-Historical Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culturas Psi     Open Access  
Culture and Brain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Addiction Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Current Directions In Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Current Opinion in Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Psychological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Current Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Current psychology letters     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Current Research in Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Decision     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Depression and Anxiety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Depression Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Developmental Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Developmental Psychobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Developmental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45)
Diagnostica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dialectica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Diversitas: Perspectivas en Psicologia     Open Access  
Drama Therapy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Dreaming     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Drogues, santé et société     Full-text available via subscription  
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Ecopsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
ECOS - Estudos Contemporâneos da Subjetividade     Open Access  
Educational Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Educazione sentimentale     Full-text available via subscription  
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Elpis - Czasopismo Teologiczne Katedry Teologii Prawosławnej Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku     Open Access  
Emotion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Emotion Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Enseñanza e Investigacion en Psicologia     Open Access  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Escritos de Psicología : Psychological Writings     Open Access   (Followers: 2)

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Journal Cover Clinical Psychologist
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   ISSN (Print) 1328-4207 - ISSN (Online) 1742-9552
   Published by John Wiley and Sons Homepage  [1579 journals]
  • Culturally informed case conceptualisation: Developing a clinical
           psychology approach to treatment planning for non-Indigenous psychologists
           working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients
    • Authors: Meegan Kilcullen; Andrew Day
      Abstract: BackgroundIn the context of the Australian Psychological Society's formal apology and the increasing awareness of the need to develop interventions that improve the social and emotional wellbeing of clients who identify from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural backgrounds, this article considers the clinical psychology case conceptualisation. The primary aim of any case conceptualisation is to inform intervention and, in the initial stages of treatment, is considered important in helping the psychologists to develop a stronger therapeutic relationship whilst also providing a reference point from which to evaluate treatment progress. In other words, it enables practitioners to develop a coherent set of explanatory inferences—based in theory—that describe and explain why the person has a particular problem at a particular time.MethodThe model draws together mainstream case formulation processes with culturally specific understandings of social and emotional health and wellbeing. A worked case example is used in this article to illustrate how the non-Indigenous psychologist can integrate influence of the broader social and cultural context into the case conceptualisation to enhance culturally responsive practice.ResultsThe proposed model provides the psychologist with an entry point for understanding an individual's experience within a broader socio-historical–political context. The model may help the practitioner to identify areas in which he or she needs to develop their cultural intelligence.ConclusionsDeveloping and enhancing culturally responsive practice is a practical way in which clinical psychologists can meaningfully participate in “active reconciliation” within a clinical psychology encounter.
      PubDate: 2017-10-13T23:25:30.261728-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/cp.12141
  • External Shame as a Mediator between Paranoia and Social Safeness in
    • Authors: Paula Castilho; Ana Margarida Pinto, Ricardo Viegas, Sérgio Carvalho, Nuno Madeira, Maria João Martins
      Abstract: BackgroundThe overactivation of the threat-defence system combined with an underdeveloped affiliative system has been emphasised as important in psychosis, usually leading to negative affect and impaired social functioning. Difficulties in feeling safe and content in relationships with others, common in individuals with psychotic symptoms, have been linked to two specific outputs of the threat-defence system: Paranoid ideation and external shame. This study sought to explore the associations between paranoid ideation, external shame, and social safeness.MethodsParticipants diagnosed with psychotic disorders (N = 37) completed a series of self-report questionnaires.ResultsResults showed a significant negative association between social safeness and external shame and frequency of paranoid ideation, while external shame was positively associated with both frequency and distress of paranoid ideation. Results revealed that the relationship between frequency of paranoid ideation and social safeness was mediated by external shame.ConclusionsThese findings suggest that feelings of being inferior and subordinate in the eyes of others increases vulnerability to difficulties in social connectedness and safeness. Treatment for paranoid ideation could benefit from integrating strategies to help patients deal with shame.
      PubDate: 2017-09-14T23:35:30.807029-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/cp.12136
  • Delusion-like beliefs in anorexia nervosa: An interpretative
           phenomenological analysis
    • Authors: Jessica E O'Connell; Sarah Bendall, Elisabeth Morley, Chia Huang, Isabel Krug
      Abstract: ObjectiveQuantitative evidence suggests that a subset of individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN) may hold beliefs pertaining to food, body image, and appearance that are delusional in nature. The present study extended this research through qualitatively exploring beliefs held by AN patients and the consequences of holding such beliefs.MethodFive participants receiving inpatient treatment for AN took part in semi-structured interviews, which were transcribed and analysed according to the principles of interpretative phenomenological analysis.ResultsTwo superordinate themes emerged: “Delusion-like beliefs,” which detailed participants’ conviction that their bodies responded to food and exercise differently to others and thus they must engage in disordered behaviours to remain at a normal weight; and “Process,” which captured the ways in which participants maintained their beliefs and addressed their variable relationship with insight.ConclusionsThe current findings suggest that anorectic cognitions can take a delusional quality and thus may not be overvalued ideas only.
      PubDate: 2017-09-04T00:15:02.660698-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/cp.12137
  • The impact of parental hoarding on the lives of children: Interviews with
           adult offspring of parents with hoarding disorder
    • Authors: Clare S. Rees; Shanelle Valentine, Rebecca A. Anderson
      Abstract: BackgroundHoarding disorder is associated with significant impairment for the individual such as lower rates of employment and social isolation. However, less is known about the impact of this condition on the children of people with hoarding disorder (HD). No qualitative research to date has focussed exclusively on the experiences of adult offspring of parents with hoarding difficulties. The present qualitative study set out to investigate the experiences of adult offspring of parents with hoarding difficulties, exploring the present, and longer-term impacts of parental hoarding.MethodSeven females between the ages of 35 and 62 years were interviewed using a semi-structured format; all reported parental hoarding within the clinically significant range. Interpretative phenomenological analysis was utilised to analyse interview transcripts.ResultsFour superordinate themes were extracted from the data: psychological and emotional outcomes, coping strategies, perceptions of parental hoarding, and impact on relationships.ConclusionsThe research demonstrated the significant impacts of parental hoarding on their offspring, both individually and on a relational level. The outcomes of this research provide clinical implications for working with this population, as well as suggestions for future research.
      PubDate: 2017-08-04T00:15:02.839073-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/cp.12135
  • Alexithymia in parents and adolescents with generalised anxiety disorder
    • Authors: Maria Francesca Paniccia; Santino Gaudio, Alessia Puddu, Michela Di Trani, Antonios Dakanalis, Simonetta Gentile, Vincenzo Di Ciommo
      Abstract: BackgroundThe relationship between generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and alexithymia has been poorly studied in adolescents. The present study examined the alexithymia levels in adolescents with GAD and their parents compared with healthy control participants (adolescents and their parents).MethodThe sample included 300 participants: 50 adolescents with GAD and 50 healthy adolescents, 13–18 years of age, and their 200 parents (100 mothers and 100 fathers). The Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children was performed to evaluate adolescents’ mental health while the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale was performed to assess alexithymia levels in both adolescents and their parents.ResultsAdolescents with GAD showed a significantly higher rate of alexithymia when compared with control adolescents. The mothers of adolescents with GAD showed an alexithymia score higher than did the controls’ mothers. The fathers of the two groups showed no differences of in their rate of alexithymia. Moreover, in the clinical sample, adolescent and maternal alexithymia scores were not correlated, while significant directed correlations were found between these adolescents and their own fathers.ConclusionsOur findings show an association between GAD and alexithymia in adolescents. A significant presence of alexithymic traits in the mothers of the patients with GAD was shown. An intergenerational transmission of alexithymia could be supposed but this cannot be a linear mechanism. The assessment of alexithymia in adolescents with psychological disorders, and in their parents, could be useful to plan a more targeted therapeutic approach.
      PubDate: 2017-07-21T00:10:22.940919-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/cp.12134
  • Predicting outcomes for anxious children receiving group
           cognitive-behavioural therapy: Does the type of anxiety diagnosis make a
    • Authors: Allison M. Waters; Trisha A. Groth, Helena Purkis, Clair Alston-knox
      Abstract: BackgroundCognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is an efficacious treatment for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, yet not all young people improve. Understanding predictors of treatment response can inform treatment improvements in order to enhance outcomes.AimThe purpose of this study was to compare treatment outcomes following group-based CBT for children with different anxiety disorders (social phobia (SocP), separation anxiety disorder (SAD), generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), specific phobia (SP)) to determine whether differential outcomes from group-based CBT are related to type of diagnosis.MethodParticipants were 205 clinically anxious children between 4 and 12 years of age. Treatment outcomes were assessed using clinician-rated diagnostic interviews, parent-report, and child-report symptom measures. Ninety-seven children completed a long-term follow-up assessment 6 or 12 months after treatment.ResultsChildren with a principal diagnosis of SocP and GAD had a poorer post-treatment outcome compared to children with a principal diagnosis of SP and SAD. Poorer outcomes persisted in children with a principal diagnosis of SocP by the follow-up assessment compared to children with the other anxiety disorders.ConclusionsThese findings are consistent with recent studies that have found poorer outcomes from CBT for youth and adults with SocP, and emphasise the need for further research into treatments that target specific factors that could improve outcomes.
      PubDate: 2017-06-19T08:20:19.27907-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/cp.12128
  • The Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Expectancy Questionnaire: Factor structure
           and initial validation
    • Authors: Penelope Hasking; Mark Boyes
      Abstract: BackgroundModels of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) typically focus on the role of emotion regulation in NSSI, yet recent work supports a role for NSSI-related cognitions. NSSI outcome expectancies may offer important clues about who is at risk of NSSI, who is able to cease the behaviour, and who is at risk of relapse. Yet, so far, there is no reliable and valid means of assessing these cognitions. We developed, and reported on initial validation, of an NSSI Expectancy Questionnaire.MethodsA total of 49 statements reflecting possible outcomes of NSSI were administered to 496 undergraduate students.ResultsPrincipal axis factoring revealed five factors (Affect Regulation, Negative Social Outcomes, Communication, Pain, Negative Self-Beliefs), which differentiated people with a history of NSSI from people with no NSSI history. Correlations with measures of self-efficacy, emotion regulation, and NSSI functions offer convergent and discriminant validity.ConclusionsThe questionnaire appears to be a reliable and valid measure of NSSI outcome expectancies that could be a useful addition to the measurement toolkit when investigating cognitive variables related to NSSI.
      PubDate: 2017-05-31T00:15:25.096034-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/cp.12127
  • Pilot study of acceptance and commitment therapy for irritable bowel
           syndrome: A preliminary analysis of treatment outcomes and processes of
    • Authors: Nuno B. Ferreira; David Gillanders, Paul G. Morris, Maria Eugenicos
      Abstract: BackgroundThe aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and proposed processes of change of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in improving the outcomes of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).MethodsA total of 56 consecutive patients recruited from a specialist clinic were included in the study and completed an ACT treatment protocol (one-day group workshop plus self-help manual). Assessments of process (acceptance of IBS) and outcome variables (symptom severity, avoidance behaviours, quality of life, and gastrointestinal anxiety) were carried at four time points (assessment, pre-treatment, post-treatment, and follow-up).ResultsA significant increase in the acceptance of IBS and improvement in all outcome variables was observed from pre- to post-treatment and follow-up (effect sizes medium to large). Improvements in all outcomes were associated with increases in acceptance of IBS. Changes in acceptance of IBS from pre- to post-treatment were a significant predictor of improvements in outcomes from pre-treatment to follow-up.ConclusionsResults support the efficacy of a brief ACT protocol in improving IBS outcomes and maintaining therapy effects at six-month follow-up. Preliminary support for the treatment process proposed was also found.
      PubDate: 2017-04-11T23:50:28.549996-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/cp.12123
  • Construing a therapeutic relationship online: An analysis of
           videoconference sessions
    • Authors: Sabrina Cipolletta; Eleonora Frassoni, Elena Faccio
      Abstract: ObjectiveThe aim of this study is to investigate the elements that characterize the formation of a therapeutic relationship when the sessions are conducted through videoconference.MethodConversation analysis was used to analyse the first three counselling sessions with five clients, for a total of 15 sessions.ResultsThe phenomena detected in the conversational sequences dealt with the following issues: starting up (early definition of the problem, motivation to use a communication technology, and therapeutic rules), technological ruptures (interruptions and multimedia repair), environment, privacy, and going beyond videoconferencing, such as inter-session contact and moving from videoconferencing to face-to-face meetings. The analysis of relational asymmetries also highlighted the relational dominance of the therapist. A series of these phenomena could be ascribed to the online modality; other ones are common in face-to-face sessions. The frequent request to integrate online sessions with face-to-face sessions might indicate that online psychotherapy is seen as a complement to face-to-face psychotherapy more than as a substitute for it.ConclusionsThe potential of online psychotherapy is still underestimated and further studies should be conducted on the specificities of the computer-mediated communication within the therapeutic relationship.
      PubDate: 2017-03-10T04:49:35.291231-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/cp.12117
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy delivered in a dyad after a severe
           traumatic brain injury: A feasibility study
    • Authors: Diane L. Whiting; Frank P. Deane, Grahame K. Simpson, Joseph Ciarrochi, Hamish J. Mcleod
      Abstract: ObjectiveThere is a high prevalence of complex psychological distress after a traumatic brain injury but limited evidence of effective interventions. We examined the feasibility of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy after a severe traumatic brain injury using the criteria, investigating a therapeutic effect, and reviewing the acceptability of measures, treatment protocol, and delivery method (in a dyad of two clients and a therapist).MethodTwo male outpatients with severe traumatic brain injury and associated psychological distress jointly engaged in a seven session treatment program based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy principles. Pre- and post-treatment measures of mood, psychological flexibility, and participation were taken in addition to weekly measures.ResultsThe intervention showed a therapeutic effect with one participant, and appeared to be acceptable for both participants with regard to program content, measures, and delivery mode by in a dyad. One participant showed both significant clinical and reliable change across several outcome measures including measures of mood and psychological flexibility. The second participant did not show a reduction in psychological inflexibility, but did show a significant drop in negative affect. Significant changes pre- to post-treatment for measures of participation were not indicated. Qualitatively, both participants engaged in committed action set in accordance with their values.ConclusionsThis study suggests that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy may be feasible to be delivered in a dyad with individuals who have a severe traumatic brain injury. A further test of its potential efficacy in a phase II clinical trial is recommended.
      PubDate: 2017-03-07T23:36:30.070443-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/cp.12118
  • Substance-related and addictive disorders as mediators between borderline
           personality disorder and aggressive behavior
    • Authors: Francesca Martino; Marcantonio M. Spada, Marco Menchetti, Elena Lo Sterzo, Michele Sanza, Paola Tedesco, Cecilia Trevisani, Domenico Berardi
      Abstract: BackgroundImpulsivity is considered a core clinical feature in borderline personality disorder (BPD). Evidence also indicates that impulsivity is part of the biological vulnerability for BPD. The purpose of the study was to verify if the presence of substance-related and addictive disorders (SRADs) may increase impulsivity and aggression in BPD.MethodsEighty patients (27 with BPD, 26 with BPD and SRAD, 27 with other personality disorders (OPDs)) completed a comprehensive assessment for personality disorder symptoms, impulsivity, and aggressive behaviour.ResultsBPD patients with SRAD showed higher scores on impulsivity and aggression compared with other groups. Furthermore, no significant difference was observed between BPD and OPD patients on impulsivity and aggression.ConclusionThe presence of SRAD was found to be a mediator between BPD and impulsive and aggressive behaviour. The findings are discussed and directions for future research presented.
      PubDate: 2017-02-14T02:25:29.697969-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/cp.12115
  • Early maladaptive schemas in people with a fear of blushing
    • Authors: Peter D. Drummond; Sally J. Gatt
      Abstract: BackgroundAn extreme concern about blushing in front of others is associated with negative automatic thoughts about the social costs of blushing, but the beliefs that underlie these automatic thoughts are unknown.MethodsTo investigate this, 136 participants filled out questionnaires concerned with fear of blushing, social interaction anxiety, and early maladaptive schemas.ResultsFear of blushing was strongly associated with social interaction anxiety, emotional inhibition, and maladaptive schemas in the domain of disconnection and rejection. Specifically, a combination of emotional inhibition and social isolation and alienation was associated with fear of blushing, over and above other maladaptive schemas. Social interaction anxiety mediated the association between these maladaptive schemas and fear of blushing.ConclusionsBeliefs about feeling different from other people, and a strong need to hide private thoughts and feelings to avoid social disapproval, may be particularly important for triggering a fear of blushing. Thus, addressing these beliefs in schema-based therapy could be useful for managing this fear.
      PubDate: 2017-02-14T02:05:35.513902-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/cp.12114
  • Investigating the depression-anxiety link in clients receiving Integrative
    • Authors: Antigonos Sochos; Marina Kotonou
      Abstract: ObjectiveThe aim of this article was to investigate how anxiety and depression impact upon each other over the course of a counselling intervention.MethodA single-group repeated measures quasi-experimental design was employed. Data were collected at four time points: at pre-therapy assessment and at first, third, and last sessions. The sample consisted of 562 predominantly white British clients receiving Integrative Counselling at North Kent Mind, UK. Two measures were used: the Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Scale to measure anxiety and the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) to measure depression.ResultsClients improved in both dimensions at every measurement point. Path analysis suggested that anxiety and depression remained interlinked throughout treatment but they presented different effect profiles. They both appeared to have a premature effect on the other, but they did so in different ways.ConclusionsThe therapeutic relationship may be a crucial factor in understanding the premature effect observed and future research should utilise direct measures of the relationship.
      PubDate: 2017-01-30T04:05:55.743835-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/cp.12113
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing: Social
           emotional wellbeing and strengths-based psychology
    • Authors: Meegan Kilcullen; Anne Swinbourne, Yvonne Cadet-James
      Abstract: ObjectiveAddressing the continued health disparities between Australia's Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples requires a multi-sector approach in which the discipline of psychology has a central role. These disparities are partially driven by a lack of culturally appropriate methods of health delivery. This study aimed to explore urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ perceptions of health and wellbeing through social emotional wellbeing and strengths-based frameworks.MethodsA qualitative study was conducted with 19 urban Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Data was collected via individual semi-structured interviews and focus groups. Thematic analysis was conducted to identify strengths-based themes within the data.ResultsSeveral attributes and values emerged from participants’ understandings of enhancing mental health and wellbeing. These included acceptance, respect, forgiveness and integrity, honesty, courage, empathy, mindfulness, and spirituality.ConclusionsThere are similarities between the central tenets of the strengths- and values-based frameworks and a model of social emotional wellbeing. It is important to note that these attributes and values are understood at the individual, community, and cultural level. Each of these attributes and values are intricately linked to being mentally healthy and having strong cultural identity. These similarities may provide an avenue for shared cross-cultural understandings and knowledges of mental health and wellbeing that will support culturally appropriate service delivery.
      PubDate: 2017-01-28T00:10:40.921162-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/cp.12112
  • Issue Information - TOC
    • Pages: 57 - 57
      PubDate: 2017-07-05T10:35:51.568063-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/cp.12120
  • Compassion in Clinical Practice: Current Applications and New Directions
    • Authors: Amy Louise Finlay-Jones
      Pages: 59 - 61
      PubDate: 2017-07-05T10:35:52.050298-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/cp.12133
  • Compassion focused therapy for eating disorders: A qualitative review and
           recommendations for further applications
    • Authors: Stanley R. Steindl; Kiera Buchanan, Kenneth Goss, Steven Allan
      Pages: 62 - 73
      Abstract: BackgroundPeople suffering from an eating disorder (ED), or more generally with eating, body image, and weight concerns, have been found to experience high levels of self-criticism, self-directed hostility, and shame. Furthermore, these individuals tend to have difficulties generating and activating affiliative and self-soothing emotions.MethodsCompassion focused therapy (CFT) specifically addresses these issues, and CFT for eating disorders (CFT-E) was designed to incorporate the development and practice of compassion for self and others into standard ED treatment programs to assist with these issues.ResultsThis article describes (1) the theoretical rationale for cultivating compassion for self and others as part of ED treatment, (2) the adaptation and incorporation of CFT-E within ED treatment programs, and (3) a qualitative review of the current evidence base for CFT-E.ConclusionsFinally, the article will explore recent and potential future developments in CFT-E, and recommendations for the use of CFT-E in clinical practice, including its application for those who present with other eating and weight concerns (such as being overweight or obese), and various modes of inpatient and community-based delivery.
      PubDate: 2017-07-05T10:35:54.173765-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/cp.12126
  • An evolutionary model to conceptualise masculinity and compassion in male
           teenagers: A unifying framework
    • Authors: James N. Kirby; Peter G. Kirby
      Pages: 74 - 89
      Abstract: BackgroundThe period of adolescence can be a challenging time for boys, particularly in forming their own self-identity and reputation. In the school context, boys can often adopt a “tough” masculine image (e.g., alpha male) out of fear of being coined weak or being seen as inferior among their peer group. Thus, for an adolescent boy to adopt a compassionate self-identity at school is a risk to his reputation because to be compassionate can also be viewed as being weak by one's peer group. Yet both of these views of “weak” are misconceptions of what it means to be masculine and compassionate.MethodThis article examines masculinity and compassion through an evolutionary perspective, with an aim to demonstrate how compassion can help adolescent boys with hegemonic masculine identities.ResultsThis article focuses on the following areas in understanding masculinity and compassion in boys: (1) evolutionary and biological approaches to masculinity and compassion, (2) adolescence and reputations, (3) the role of environment, (4) interventions, and (5) a series of recommendations for future research exploring links between compassion and masculinity.ConclusionCollectively, this article proposes that masculinity and compassion need to be understood in terms of evolutionary models to help better understand how these constructs function and what factors facilitate and inhibit them.
      PubDate: 2017-07-05T10:35:53.182602-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/cp.12129
  • The relevance of self-compassion as an intervention target in mood and
           anxiety disorders: A narrative review based on an emotion regulation
    • Authors: Amy Louise Finlay-Jones
      Pages: 90 - 103
      Abstract: BackgroundThere is growing interest in self-compassion as a possible treatment target for individuals with depression and anxiety disorders. Understanding self-compassion within an emotion regulation (ER) framework of mood and anxiety disorders has the potential to generate insights into the clinical relevance of self-compassion in the treatment of depression and anxiety. The aim of the current review was to integrate evidence and theory from the self-compassion, ER, and mood and anxiety disorders literatures to highlight directions for research and inform clinical applications.MethodsA review of the cross-sectional and experimental quantitative literature pertaining to self-compassion, ER, and mood and anxiety disorders was undertaken, guided by established models of ER in mood and anxiety disorders. Evidence from clinical and non-clinical studies was included.ResultsThere is preliminary support for an ER framework of self-compassion and mood and anxiety disorders: in particular, there is evidence that self-compassion is linked to factors that represent key mechanisms in ER models of depression and anxiety, including affective experiences, ER capacities, and propensity to deploy specific ER strategies. However, research with clinical populations is limited.ConclusionsAn ER perspective may provide a useful framework for guiding research and clinical work on self-compassion and mood and anxiety disorders. Further research is required to comprehensively test the relationship between self-compassion and various aspects of the ER model, and to examine mediators and moderators of compassion-based interventions with clinical samples.
      PubDate: 2017-07-05T10:35:53.731133-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/cp.12131
  • Application of a mindfulness and compassion-based approach to the at-risk
           mental state
    • Authors: Tara Hickey; Barnaby Nelson, Graham Meadows
      Pages: 104 - 115
      Abstract: BackgroundPsychological interventions based on mindfulness and compassion approaches have demonstrated improved outcomes across a range of disorders. However, the application of these approaches to the at-risk mental state (ARMS) has received little attention to date. This paper explores their potential to enhance treatment of the ARMS.MethodsThis article follows guidelines developed by the UK Medical Research Council and the US National Institute of Health on developing and evaluating complex interventions. The paper (1) describes the ARMS, treatment and outcomes, (2) explores relevant literature on mindfulness and compassion, (3) discusses the likely processes of change involved in a mindful compassionate approach, (4) provides a rationale for integrating mindfulness and compassion into treatment of the ARMS, and (5) offers recommendations to enhance knowledge and treatment in this area.ResultsCommon ARMS experiences include attenuated psychotic symptoms, depression, anxiety, insecure attachment style, and difficulties with daily functioning. In particular, voice tones are often hostile or critical and paranoia is associated with a self-attacking inner dialogue. Mindfulness and compassion are emotion regulation strategies that have the potential to tone down these threatening experiences by enhancing a sense of safety and reassurance. However, the potential impact of mindfulness and compassion on attachment style and feelings of social connectedness warrants further investigation.ConclusionsMindfulness and compassion approaches are unique strategies that have the potential to significantly advance treatment of the ARMS. It is timely that a mindfulness and compassion-based intervention for the ARMS is developed and evaluated according to best practice guidelines.
      PubDate: 2017-07-05T10:35:51.64536-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/cp.12132
  • The effects of Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) on health-care
    • Authors: Janina Scarlet; Nathanael Altmeyer, Susan Knier, R. Edward Harpin
      Pages: 116 - 124
      Abstract: BackgroundThe main objective of this pilot study was to investigate the effects of the Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) on various aspects of burnout and job satisfaction in health-care workers. Specifically, this study sought to investigate whether CCT reduces work-related burnout, interpersonal conflict, as well as increases of mindfulness, compassion toward the self, fears of compassion, and job satisfaction scores.MethodParticipants consisted of 62 adults, who identified as health-care workers between the ages 22 and 80. All participants completed an 8-week CCT course and filled out questionnaires related to self-compassion, fears of compassion, mindfulness, burnout, job satisfaction, and interpersonal conflict. The questionnaires were administered by email during the first, middle, and last weeks of CCT, as well as 1 month after completion of CCT (follow-up).ResultsThe results for this study demonstrated significant improvements in participants’ self-compassion, mindfulness, and interpersonal conflict scores. In addition, the results indicated marginally significant improvements in self-reported job satisfaction scores. No differences were observed on the burnout measure due to possible floor effects.ConclusionsThe general conclusions of this study are that CCT may be helpful at improving several aspects of health in health-care providers, such as self-reported mindfulness, self-compassion, compassion toward others, and interpersonal conflict. The implications of this study are that this training may promote mental health resilience in health-care workers, improve patient care, and may be helpful in burnout prevention. Further implications and future directions are discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-07-05T10:35:54.580469-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/cp.12130
  • A clinician's quick guide of evidence-based approaches: Prolonged grief
    • Authors: Lauren J. Breen; Christopher W. Hall, Richard A. Bryant
      Pages: 153 - 154
      PubDate: 2017-07-05T10:35:50.990126-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/cp.12124
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