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ERIC Number: EJ803508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0145-4455
Acceptance-Enhanced Behavior Therapy (AEBT) for Trichotillomania and Chronic Skin Picking: Exploring the Effects of Component Sequencing
Flessner, Christopher A.; Busch, Andrew M.; Heideman, Paul W.; Woods, Douglas W.
Behavior Modification, v32 n5 p579-594 2008
This pilot study examined the utility of acceptance-enhanced behavior therapy (AEBT) for trichotillomania (TTM) and chronic skin picking (CSP) and the impact of altering treatment sequence on overall treatment efficacy. Participants referred to a TTM and CSP specialty clinic were assessed by an independent evaluator within separate, nonconcurrent, multiple-baseline designs across participants. The first group of three participants received habit-reversal training (HRT) followed by acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and the second group of two participants received ACT followed by HRT. Results indicated that AEBT greatly reduced pulling/picking for all five participants and that the order in which ACT and HRT were implemented made little or no difference in short-term treatment outcome. Conclusions, limitations, and future areas of research are discussed. (Contains 1 table, 2 figures and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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