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Alvarez, Jennifer; McLean, Caitlin; Harris, Alex H. S.; Rosen, Craig S.; Ruzek, Josef I.; Kimerling, Rachel – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2011
Objective: To examine the effectiveness of group cognitive processing therapy (CPT) relative to trauma-focused group treatment as usual (TAU) in the context of a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) residential rehabilitation program. Method: Participants were 2 cohorts of male patients in the same program…
Descriptors: Residential Programs, Rehabilitation Programs, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Patients
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Brothers, Brittany M.; Yang, Hae-Chung; Strunk, Daniel R.; Andersen, Barbara L. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2011
Objective: In this Phase II trial, we evaluated a novel psychological treatment for depressed patients coping with the stresses of cancer. Effectiveness of a combined biobehavioral intervention (BBI) and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) was studied. Method: Participants were 36 cancer survivors (mean age = 49 years; 88% Caucasian; 92% female)…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Fatigue (Biology), Intervention, Quality of Life
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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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Strunk, Daniel R.; Brotman, Melissa A.; DeRubeis, Robert J.; Hollon, Steven D. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2010
Objective: The efficacy of cognitive therapy (CT) for depression has been well established. Measures of the adequacy of therapists' delivery of treatment are critical to facilitating therapist training and treatment dissemination. While some studies have shown an association between CT competence and outcome, researchers have yet to address…
Descriptors: Personality Problems, Cognitive Restructuring, Personality, Patients
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Dobson, Keith S.; Hollon, Steven D.; Dimidjian, Sona; Schmaling, Karen B.; Kohlenberg, Robert J.; Gallop, Robert J.; Rizvi, Shireen L.; Gollan, Jackie K.; Dunner, David L.; Jacobson, Neil S. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2008
This study followed treatment responders from a randomized controlled trial of adults with major depression. Patients treated with medication but withdrawn onto pill-placebo had more relapse through 1 year of follow-up compared to patients who received prior behavioral activation, prior cognitive therapy, or continued medication. Prior…
Descriptors: Prevention, Cognitive Restructuring, Psychotherapy, Depression (Psychology)
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Masheb, Robin M.; Grilo, Carlos M. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2007
The authors examined rapid response in 75 overweight patients with binge eating disorder (BED) who participated in a randomized clinical trial of guided self-help treatments (cognitive-behavioral therapy [CBTgsh] and behavioral weight loss [BWLgsh]). Rapid response, defined as a 65% or greater reduction in binge eating by the 4th treatment week,…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Patients, Depression (Psychology), Eating Disorders
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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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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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Gosselin, Patrick; Ladouceur, Robert; Morin, Charles M.; Dugas, Michel J.; Baillargeon, Lucie – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2006
This study evaluated the specific effectiveness of cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) combined with medication tapering for benzodiazepine discontinuation among generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) patients by using a nonspecific therapy control group. Sixty-one patients who had used benzodiazepines for more than 12 months were randomly assigned to…
Descriptors: Adults, Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Anxiety
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Hawley, Lance L.; Ho, Moon-Ho Ringo; Zuroff, David C.; Blatt, Sidney J. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2006
The authors examined the longitudinal relationship of patient-rated perfectionism, clinician-rated depression, and observer-rated therapeutic alliance using the latent difference score (LDS) analytic framework. Outpatients involved in the Treatment for Depression Collaborative Research Program completed measures of perfectionism and depression at…
Descriptors: Therapy, Depression (Psychology), Patients, Research Projects
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Scott, Jennifer L.; Halford, W. Kim; Ward, Bruce G. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2004
Cancer diagnosis affects the psychological well-being of both patients and their partners, and effective coping has been suggested to be a conjoint process of mutual support. Ninety-four married women with early stage cancer and their partners were randomly assigned to couples-based coping training (CanCOPE), individual coping training for the…
Descriptors: Surgery, Patients, Sexuality, Psychological Patterns
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Greene, Barbara; Blanchard, Edward B. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1994
Randomly assigned 20 patients with irritable bowel syndrome to intensive, individualized cognitive therapy or to daily gastrointestinal symptom monitoring. Pre- to posttreatment evaluations showed significantly greater gastrointestinal symptom reduction for those receiving cognitive therapy than for those in symptom monitoring. At posttreatment,…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Cognitive Restructuring, Comparative Analysis, Counseling Effectiveness
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Jones, Enrico E.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1988
Examined effects of therapist actions and techniques, and patient behaviors and attitudes, on psychotherapy outcome. Treated patients suffering from stress-response syndromes in brief, 12-session psychodynamic psychotherapy. All specific factors influenced treatment outcome, usually in interaction with patient pretreatment disturbance level, with…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Techniques
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Windholz, Michael J.; Silberschatz, George – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1988
Replicated two earlier studies undertaken by the Vanderbilt Psychotherapy Research Group to investigate relation between process and outcome of brief psychotherapy. Rated audiotaped segments of 38 brief psychodynamic psychotherapies with adult outpatients. Found significant correlations between therapist ratings of outcome and two process…
Descriptors: Adults, Behavior Rating Scales, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counseling Effectiveness