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Murphy, James G.; Dennhardt, Ashley A.; Skidmore, Jessica R.; Borsari, Brian; Barnett, Nancy P.; Colby, Suzanne M.; Martens, Matthew P. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2012
Objective: Behavioral economic theory suggests that a reduction in substance use is most likely when there is an increase in rewarding substance-free activities. The goal of this randomized controlled clinical trial was to evaluate the incremental efficacy of a novel behavioral economic supplement (Substance-Free Activity Session [SFAS]) to a…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Depression (Psychology), Relaxation Training, Rewards
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Goldin, Philippe R.; Ziv, Michal; Jazaieri, Hooria; Werner, Kelly; Kraemer, Helena; Heimberg, Richard G.; Gross, James J. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2012
Objective: To examine whether changes in cognitive reappraisal self-efficacy (CR-SE) mediate the effects of individually administered cognitive-behavioral therapy (I-CBT) for social anxiety disorder (SAD) on severity of social anxiety symptoms. Method: A randomized controlled trial in which 75 adult patients (21-55 years of age; 53% male; 57%…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Therapy, Anxiety Disorders, Anxiety
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Donegan, Eleanor; Dugas, Michel J. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2012
Objective: Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized by excessive worry and somatic symptoms of anxiety (e.g., restlessness, muscle tension). Several psychological treatments lead to significant reductions in GAD symptoms by posttreatment. However, little is known about how GAD symptoms change over time. Our main goal was to examine how…
Descriptors: Therapy, Anxiety Disorders, Anxiety, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Jarrett, Matthew A.; Ollendick, Thomas H. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2012
Objective: The present study evaluated a 10-week psychosocial treatment designed specifically for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and a comorbid anxiety disorder. Method: Using a nonconcurrent multiple baseline design, the authors treated 8 children ages 8-12 with ADHD, combined type, and at least 1 of 3 major anxiety…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Parent Education, Anxiety Disorders, Separation Anxiety
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Bowler, Jennifer O.; Mackintosh, Bundy; Dunn, Barnaby D.; Mathews, Andrew; Dalgleish, Tim; Hoppitt, Laura – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2012
Objective: Computerized cognitive behavioral therapy (cCBT) and cognitive bias modification for interpretation (CBM-I) both have demonstrated efficacy in alleviating social anxiety, but how they compare with each other has not been investigated. The present study tested the prediction that both interventions would reduce anxiety relative to a…
Descriptors: Intervention, Behavior Modification, Therapy, Anxiety
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Amir, Nader; Taylor, Charles T.; Donohue, Michael C. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2011
Objective: At least 3 randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind studies have supported the efficacy of computerized attention modification programs (AMPs) in reducing symptoms of anxiety in patients diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. In this study we examined patient characteristics that predicted response to AMP in a large sample of…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Ethnicity, Attention Control, Patients
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Stice, Eric; Rohde, Paul; Gau, Jeff M.; Wade, Emily – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2010
Objective: To evaluate the effects of a brief group cognitive-behavioral (CB) depression prevention program for high-risk adolescents with elevated depressive symptoms at 1- and 2-year follow-up. Method: In this indicated prevention trial, 341 at-risk youths were randomized to a group CB intervention, group supportive expressive intervention, CB…
Descriptors: Intervention, Prevention, Adolescents, Bibliotherapy
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Witkiewitz, Katie; Bowen, Sarah – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2010
Objective: A strong relation between negative affect and craving has been demonstrated in laboratory and clinical studies, with depressive symptomatology showing particularly strong links to craving and substance abuse relapse. Mindfulness-based relapse prevention (MBRP), shown to be efficacious for reduction of substance use, uses…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Substance Abuse, Intervention, Prevention
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Vittengl, Jeffrey R.; Clark, Lee Anna; Jarrett, Robin B. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2009
The authors tested the effects of continuation-phase cognitive therapy (C-CT) on remission and recovery from recurrent major depressive disorder, defined as 6 weeks and 8 months, respectively, of continuously absent or minimal symptoms. Responders to acute-phase cognitive therapy were randomized to 8 months of C-CT (n = 41) or assessment control…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Patients, Therapy, Depression (Psychology)
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Weise, Cornelia; Heinecke, Kristin; Rief, Winfried – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2008
Many tinnitus sufferers believe that their tinnitus has an organic basis and thus seek medical rather than psychological treatments. Tinnitus has been found to be associated with negative appraisal, dysfunctional attention shift, and heightened psychophysiological arousal, so cognitive-behavioral interventions and biofeedback are commonly…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Behavior Modification, Patients
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Smits, Jasper A. J.; Powers, Mark B.; Cho, Yongrae; Telch, Michael J. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2004
Numerous clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) for panic disorder. However, studies investigating the mechanisms responsible for improvement with CBT are lacking. The authors used regression analyses outlined by R. M. Baron and D. A. Kenny (1986) to test whether a reduction in fear of fear (FOF)…
Descriptors: Patients, Fear, Outcomes of Treatment, Cognitive Restructuring