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Klein, Daniel N.; Leon, Andrew C.; Li, Chunshan; D'Zurilla, Thomas J.; Black, Sarah R.; Vivian, Dina; Dowling, Frank; Arnow, Bruce A.; Manber, Rachel; Markowitz, John C.; Kocsis, James H. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2011
Objective: Depression is associated with poor social problem solving, and psychotherapies that focus on problem-solving skills are efficacious in treating depression. We examined the associations between treatment, social problem solving, and depression in a randomized clinical trial testing the efficacy of psychotherapy augmentation for…
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Problem Solving, Interpersonal Relationship, Patients
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Weisz, John R.; Chorpita, Bruce F.; Frye, Alice; Ng, Mei Yi; Lau, Nancy; Bearman, Sarah Kate; Ugueto, Ana M.; Langer, David A.; Hoagwood, Kimberly E. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2011
Objective: To complement standardized measurement of symptoms, we developed and tested an efficient strategy for identifying (before treatment) and repeatedly assessing (during treatment) the problems identified as most important by caregivers and youths in psychotherapy. Method: A total of 178 outpatient-referred youths, 7-13 years of age, and…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Check Lists, Caregivers, Test Validity
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McCloskey, Michael S.; Noblett, Kurtis L.; Deffenbacher, Jerry L.; Gollan, Jackie K.; Coccaro, Emil F. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2008
No randomized clinical trials have evaluated the efficacy of psychotherapy for intermittent explosive disorder (IED). In the present study, the authors tested the efficacy of 12-week group and individual cognitive-behavioral therapies (adapted from J. L. Deffenbacher & M. McKay, 2000) by comparing them with a wait-list control in a randomized…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Effect Size, Psychotherapy, Depression (Psychology)
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Bodenmann, Guy; Plancherel, Bernard; Beach, Steven R. H.; Widmer, Kathrin; Gabriel, Barbara; Meuwly, Nathalie; Charvoz, Linda; Hautzinger, Martin; Schramm, Elisabeth – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2008
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of treating depression with coping-oriented couples therapy (COCT) as compared with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT; A. T. Beck, C. Ward, & M. Mendelson, 1961) and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT; M. M. Weissman, J. C. Markowitz, & G. L. Klerman, 2000). Sixty couples, including 1…
Descriptors: Intervals, Rating Scales, Coping, Psychotherapy
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Hawley, Lance L.; Ho, Moon-Ho Ringo; Zuroff, David C.; Blatt, Sidney J. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2007
Psychotherapy and medication treatments are both effective in reducing depressive symptoms. However, only psychotherapy provides an enduring effect by reducing depressive vulnerability following treatment termination. This differential efficacy may reflect mode-specific effects on the longitudinal relationship between depression and stress. The…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Depression (Psychology), Stress Management, Outcomes of Treatment
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Stulz, Niklaus; Lutz, Wolfgang; Leach, Chris; Lucock, Mike; Barkham, Michael – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2007
Although improvement of clients' state is a central concern for psychotherapy, relatively little is known about how change in outcome variables unfolds during psychotherapy. Client progress may follow highly variable temporal courses, and this variation in treatment courses may have important clinical implications. By analyzing treatment progress…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Depression (Psychology), Clinics, Outcomes of Treatment
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Ludman, Evette J.; Simon, Gregory E.; Tutty, Steve; Von Korff, Michael – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2007
Randomized trial evidence and expert guidelines are mixed regarding the value of combined pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy as initial treatment for depression. This study describes long-term results of a randomized trial (N = 393) evaluating telephone-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) plus care management for primary care patients…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Patients, Telecommunications, Depression (Psychology)
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McEvoy, Peter M.; Nathan, Paula – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2007
Researchers have recently suggested that the commonalities across the emotional disorders outweigh the differences, and thus similar treatment principles could be applied in unified interventions. In this study, the authors used a benchmarking strategy to investigate the transportability of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Group Therapy, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Comparative Analysis