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Robbins, Michael S.; Feaster, Daniel J.; Horigian, Viviana E.; Puccinelli, Marc J.; Henderson, Craig; Szapocznik, Jose – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2011
Objective: Therapist adherence has been shown to predict clinical outcomes in family therapy. In prior studies, adherence has been represented broadly by core principles and a consistent family (vs. individual) focus. To date, these studies have not captured the range of clinical skills that are represented in complex family-based approaches or…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Factor Structure, Adolescents, Family Counseling
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Henderson, Craig E.; Dakof, Gayle A.; Greenbaum, Paul E.; Liddle, Howard A. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2010
Objective: We used growth mixture modeling to examine heterogeneity in treatment response in a secondary analysis of 2 randomized controlled trials testing multidimensional family therapy (MDFT), an established evidence-based therapy for adolescent drug abuse and delinquency. Method: The first study compared 2 evidence-based adolescent substance…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Drug Use, Adolescents, Family Counseling
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Boswell, James F.; Castonguay, Louis G.; Wasserman, Rachel H. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2010
Objective: This study was an investigation of the relationships among therapist training variables, psychotherapy process, and session outcome in a psychotherapy training clinic. The aims were to assess the relationship between "training as usual" and intervention use in individual psychotherapy, to investigate the relationship between therapist…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Intervention, Patients, Counselor Training
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Webb, Christian A.; DeRubeis, Robert J.; Barber, Jacques P. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2010
Objective: The authors conducted a meta-analytic review of adherence-outcome and competence-outcome findings, and examined plausible moderators of these relations. Method: A computerized search of the PsycINFO database was conducted. In addition, the reference sections of all obtained studies were examined for any additional relevant articles or…
Descriptors: Effect Size, Depression (Psychology), Meta Analysis, Counseling Effectiveness
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Christensen, Andrew; Atkins, David C.; Baucom, Brian; Yi, Jean – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2010
Objective: To follow distressed married couples for 5 years after their participation in a randomized clinical trial. Method: A total of 134 chronically and seriously distressed married couples were randomly assigned to approximately 8 months of either traditional behavioral couple therapy (TBCT; Jacobson & Margolin, 1979) or integrative…
Descriptors: Marital Status, Marital Satisfaction, Effect Size, Therapy
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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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Peterson, Timothy J.; Feldman, Greg; Harley, Rebecca; Fresco, David M.; Graves, Lesley; Holmes, Avram; Bogdan, Ryan; Papakostas, George I.; Bohn, Laurie; Lury, R. Alana; Fava, Maurizio; Segal, Zindel V. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2007
The authors examined extreme response style in recurrently and chronically depressed patients, assessing its role in therapeutic outcome. During the acute phase, outpatients with major depressive disorder (N = 384) were treated with fluoxetine for 8 weeks. Remitted patients (n = 132) entered a continuation phase during which their fluoxetine dose…
Descriptors: Responses, Patients, Depression (Psychology), Drug Therapy
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Ellis, Deborah A.; Templin, Thomas; Naar-King, Sylvie; Frey, Maureen A.; Cunningham, Phillippe B.; Podolski, Cheryl-Lynn; Cakan, Nedim – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2007
The primary purpose of the present study was to determine whether multisystemic therapy (MST), an intensive, home-based psychotherapy, improved regimen adherence, metabolic control, and rates of hospitalization for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) among adolescents with chronically poorly controlled Type 1 diabetes 6 months after the completion of…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Adolescents, Diabetes, Counseling Techniques
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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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Perepletchikova, Francheska; Treat, Teresa A.; Kazdin, Alan E. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2007
Treatment integrity refers to the degree to which an intervention is delivered as intended. Two studies evaluated the adequacy of treatment integrity procedures (including establishing, assessing, evaluating, and reporting integrity; therapist treatment adherence; and therapist competence) implemented in psychotherapy research, as well as…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Investigations, Integrity, Nondirective Counseling
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Witbrodt, Jane; Bond, Jason; Kaskutas, Lee Ann; Weisner, Constance; Jaeger, Gary; Pating, David; Moore, Charles – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2007
Male and female managed care clients randomized to day hospital (n=154) or community residential treatment (n=139) were compared on substance use outcomes at 6 and 12 months. To address possible bias in naturalistic studies, outcomes were also examined for clients who self-selected day hospital (n=321) and for clients excluded from randomization…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Hospitals, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Techniques
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Minami, Takuya; Wampold, Bruce E.; Serlin, Ronald C.; Kircher, John C.; Brown, George S. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2007
This study estimates pretreatment-posttreatment effect size benchmarks for the treatment of major depression in adults that may be useful in evaluating psychotherapy effectiveness in clinical practice. Treatment efficacy benchmarks for major depression were derived for 3 different types of outcome measures: the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Rating Scales, Effect Size, Depression (Psychology)
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Petry, Nancy M.; Ammerman, Yola; Bohl, Jaime; Doersch, Anne; Gay, Heather; Kadden, Ronald; Molina, Cheryl; Steinberg, Karen – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2006
Few studies have evaluated efficacy of psychotherapies for pathological gambling. Pathological gamblers (N = 231) were randomly assigned to (a) referral to Gamblers Anonymous (GA), (b) GA referral plus a cognitive-behavioral (CB) workbook, or (c) GA referral plus 8 sessions of individual CB therapy. Gambling and related problems were assessed…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Psychotherapy, Followup Studies
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Reed, Gayle L.; Enright, Robert D. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2006
Emotionally abused women experience negative psychological outcomes long after the abusive spousal relationship has ended. This study compares forgiveness therapy (FT) with an alternative treatment (AT; anger validation, assertiveness, interpersonal skill building) for emotionally abused women who had been permanently separated for 2 or more years…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Anxiety, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Females
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Weiss, Bahr; Caron, Annalise; Ball, Shelly; Tapp, Julie; Johnson, Margaret; Weisz, John R. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2005
It has been argued that group treatment of antisocial adolescents may increase rather than decrease conduct problems. One mechanism that has been suggested to underlie this effect is "deviancy training," wherein during group sessions deviant peers reinforce each other's antisocial actions and words. These 2 hypotheses have important implications…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Antisocial Behavior, Youth, Behavior Problems
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