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Strepparava, Maria Grazia; Bani, Marco; Zorzi, Federico; Corrias, Deborah; Dolce, Rossella; Rezzonico, Giorgio – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
Offering counselling to students is increasingly considered as a key academic service. However, the reduction of resources allocated to Italian universities emphasises the need to assess the quality of interventions. This paper presents data reporting the effectiveness of a university counselling service. A sample of 45 undergraduate students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Counseling Services, Counseling Effectiveness
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O'Callaghan, Paul; McMullen, John; Shannon, Ciaran; Rafferty, Harry; Black, Alastair – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2013
Objective: To assess the efficacy of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) delivered by nonclinical facilitators in reducing posttraumatic stress, depression, and anxiety and conduct problems and increasing prosocial behavior in a group of war-affected, sexually exploited girls in a single-blind, parallel-design, randomized,…
Descriptors: Violence, Rape, Intervention, Therapy
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Galovski, Tara E.; Blain, Leah M.; Mott, Juliette M.; Elwood, Lisa; Houle, Timothy – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2012
Objective: This study tested a modified cognitive processing therapy (MCPT) intervention designed as a more flexible administration of the protocol. Number of sessions was determined by client progress toward a priori defined end-state criteria, "stressor sessions" were inserted when necessary, and therapy was conducted by novice CPT clinicians.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Therapy, Quality of Life, Anxiety
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Young, Jami F.; Makover, Heather B.; Cohen, Joseph R.; Mufson, Laura; Gallop, Robert J.; Benas, Jessica S. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2012
Given the frequent comorbidity of anxiety and depression, it is important to study the effects of depression interventions on anxiety and the impact of comorbid anxiety on depression outcomes. This article reports on pooled anxiety and depression data from two randomized trials of Interpersonal Psychotherapy-Adolescent Skills Training (IPT-AST), a…
Descriptors: Prevention, Intervention, Adolescents, Anxiety
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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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Bermudez, Miguel Angel Lopez; Garcia, Rafael Ferro; Calvillo, Manuel – International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 2010
Traditional methods of diagnosis are of little therapeutic use when diagnostic criteria are based upon topographical rather than functional aspects of behavior. Also, this sentence in the original seemed rather awkward and a bit unclear. In contrast to this, several authors have put forward experience avoidance disorders as an alternative which…
Descriptors: Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Psychotherapy, Counseling Techniques, Fear
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Richardson, Thomas; Stallard, Paul; Velleman, Sophie – Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 2010
Research has shown that computerised cognitive behaviour therapy (cCBT) can be effective in the treatment of depression and anxiety in adults, although the outcomes with children and adolescents are unclear. The aim of the study is to systematically review the literature on the effectiveness of cCBT for the prevention and treatment of depression…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Prevention, Adolescents, Therapy
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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
Kincade, Sharon R.; McBride, Dawn Lorraine – Online Submission, 2009
The overall intention of this project was to enhance awareness, for those involved with persons on the autism spectrum, of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) strategies for treating persons with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The project involved a literature review on autism and the use of CBT strategies for people with autism spectrum disorders…
Descriptors: Autism, Integrity, Social Cognition, Incidence
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Hunter, Paulette V.; Antony, Martin M. – Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 2009
Emetophobia, or the fear of vomiting, is among the least studied phobias. The literature on the etiology, symptomatology, and treatment of this problem is just beginning to develop. Research to date suggests that for many people with emetophobia, anxiety is triggered by both external and internal factors, but to date only one English-language…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Etiology, Anxiety, Behavior Modification
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Silverman, Wendy K.; Pina, Armando A.; Viswesvaran, Chockalingam – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2008
The article reviews psychosocial treatments for phobic and anxiety disorders in youth. Using criteria from Nathan and Gorman (2002), 32 studies are evaluated along a continuum of methodological rigor. In addition, the treatments evaluated in each of the 32 studies are classified according to Chambless et al.'s (1996) and Chambless and Hollon's…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Behavior Modification, Criteria, Parent Child Relationship
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Smith, Amanda P.; Kelly, Adrian B. – Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 2008
Adolescent survivors of sexual abuse frequently report severe trauma, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. While cognitive-behavioral group interventions show promise, interpreting efficacy is problematic due to commonly high attrition. This article reports promising exploratory study findings relating to a 12-week multimodal abuse-specific…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Dropouts, Caregivers, Adolescents
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Chalfant, Anne Marie; Rapee, Ron; Carroll, Louisa – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2007
A family-based, cognitive behavioural treatment for anxiety in 47 children with comorbid anxiety disorders and High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFA) was evaluated. Treatment involved 12 weekly group sessions and was compared with a waiting list condition. Changes between pre- and post-treatment were examined using clinical interviews as…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Comparative Analysis
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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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Micco, Jamie A.; Choate-Summers, Molly L.; Ehrenreich, Jill T.; Pincus, Donna B.; Mattis, Sara G. – Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 2007
Panic Control Treatment for Adolescents (PCT-A) is a developmentally sensitive and efficacious treatment for adolescents with panic disorder. The present study is a preliminary examination of the relative efficacy of individual treatment components in PCT-A in a sample of treatment completers; the study identified when rapid improvements in panic…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Adolescents, Counseling Effectiveness, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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