Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Menninger Clinic; Menninger Foundation, Guilford Press

Journal description

The Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic offers a psychodynamic perspective on the application of theory and research in outpatient psychotherapy, hospital treatment, education, and other areas of interest to mental health professionals. This widely indexed, peer-reviewed journal has been published since 1936 by the Menninger Clinic, a nonprofit international mental health center. Occasional topical issues focus on critical subjects, providing an in-depth look at complex treatment dilemmas. Recent topics issues have covered assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders in the elderly, integrating outcome measurement with clinical practice, and treatment of anxiety disorders.

Current impact factor: 0.72

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Additional details

5-year impact 0.68
Cited half-life 0.00
Immediacy index 0.00
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.20
Website Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic website
Other titles Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
ISSN 1943-2828
OCLC 1624125
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

Guilford Press

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    ABSTRACT: This research was initiated by the remark that new technologies allow young adults (from 18 to 25 years old) to have a faster and more direct access to the world, as well as a social life that is both broader and hidden from parental view. The aim of this research is therefore to understand better the role of new technologies in young adults' life, especially how they perceive their body through both images and others' eyes. Also, we intended to study the impact of new technologies on the psychical links and psychical functioning during the transition to adulthood. From a methodological point of view, we obtained qualitative results from semi-directive interviews.
    Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic 06/2015; 79(2):174-186. DOI:10.1521/bumc.2015.79.2.174
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    ABSTRACT: This study aims to examine the extent to which a veteran's propensity for arrest following separation from veterans' court is associated with that veteran's length of stay within the program, type of discharge, or number of judicial sanctions issued. This is a retrospective chart review that focuses on the first 100 participants in the Harris County Veterans' Court Program. After controlling for a number of demographic factors, both arrests during enrollment in the veterans' court program (p = .031) and Factor Score 1 (unsuccessful discharge, fewer months in the veterans' court program, and more months of follow up) (p = .042) were predictive of arrest following separation from the veterans' court program. In addition, a prior diagnosis of opiate misuse was also predictive of arrest following separation (p < .001). Given these findings, veterans' court judges and program administrators might examine ways of continuing enrollment for veterans at highest risk for recidivism.
    Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic 06/2015; 79(2):166-173. DOI:10.1521/bumc.2015.79.2.166
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    ABSTRACT: Dementia and Alzheimer's disease are associated with behavioral symptoms that can be costly and troublesome to caregivers. Behavioral strategies to prevent aggression in people with dementia (PWDs) are necessary to decrease caregiver burden and relieve other behavioral disturbances in PWDs, such as depression. On the basis of their previous study that identified pain as a possible cause of aggression, the authors developed a behavioral in-home intervention designed to teach caregiver(s) how to recognize signs of pain and distress in PWDs. The authors present a description of the Preventing Aggression in Veterans with Dementia (PAVeD) intervention and illustrate its use and results with three case studies. Results indicate that this intervention may help prevent the development of aggression and pain in PWDs, reduce caregiver burden, and help manage other behavioral symptoms associated with dementia.
    Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic 06/2015; 79(2):95-115. DOI:10.1521/bumc.2015.79.2.95
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    ABSTRACT: The authors investigated the effects of the quality of the therapeutic alliance, expectancy of improvement, and credibility of treatment on the outcome of two breathing therapies for anxiety and panic. Data were collected during a randomized clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of two theoretically opposing, end-tidal pCO2 feedback-assisted breathing therapies for patients experiencing anxiety attacks. In this study, five weekly individual breathing therapy sessions were administered for the patients who were experiencing anxiety attacks as symptoms of various anxiety disorders. The outcome of this trial indicated that regardless of the opposing breathing instructions (raise or lower pCO2) used in the two breathing therapies, patients in both treatment groups improved equally after treatment. Nonspecific factors rather than the different directions of pCO2 changes could have played a role in the improvement. Regression analyses showed that for both therapies patient-rated therapeutic alliance was predictive of improvement at the 1-month follow-up, and that patient-rated confidence that the therapy would produce improvement, an aspect of its credibility, accounted for almost half of the variance in improvement at the 6-month follow-up. Thus, two factors usually considered nonspecific were identified to be potent predictors of treatment outcome.
    Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic 06/2015; 79(2):116-130. DOI:10.1521/bumc.2015.79.2.116
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    ABSTRACT: This study aimed to test if the preference for using certain types of defense mechanisms, according to Ihilevich and Gleser's (1969, 1986) perspective, is associated with personality styles, proposed by Millon (1993), and also, aimed to test if both constructs give a contribution to the identification of global types of psychological functioning in adolescents. Eight hundred and thirty adolescents, ranging in age from 14 to 19 years (M = 16.64, SD = 1.9) participated in the study. The Portuguese versions of the Defense Mechanisms Inventory for Adolescents and the Millon Adolescents Clinical Inventory were administered. Multiple linear regression analysis and principal component analysis were computed. Results demonstrate an association between defense mechanisms and personality styles and both constructs contribute to the identification of two types of psychological functioning in adolescents: an internalizing type and an externalizing type.
    Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic 03/2015; 79(1):14-40. DOI:10.1521/bumc.2015.79.1.14
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    ABSTRACT: This is the first study to demonstrate the existence of a relationship between patient pretreatment object relations functioning as measured by the Mutuality of Autonomy (MOA) Scale and patient-rated therapeutic alliance. Specifically, MOA scores were related to a patient-rated alliance Bond score (lower, more adaptive object-relations representations were associated with a stronger alliance). In addition, higher MOA scores indicating more malevolent object relations were related to a greater use of psychodynamic techniques. Specific psychodynamic techniques focused on the patient's relationships with the therapist as well as cyclical patterns in actions, feelings, and experiences. Implications for clinical practice and future research are discussed.
    Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic 09/2014; 78(3):197-227. DOI:10.1521/bumc.2014.78.3.197
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    ABSTRACT: Experiential avoidance (EA) involves an unwillingness to remain in contact or experience unpleasant private events through attempts to avoid or escape from these experiences. EA is hypothesized to play a role in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); however, previous studies have not found a significant relationship between EA and OCD severity. The present study examined the relationship between EA and OCD severity as measured by an updated measure of EA, an established measure of OCD severity (i.e., the Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory-Revised [OCI-R]), and a new measure of OCD symptom dimension severity, the Dimensional Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (DOCS). A sample of 83 nonreferred individuals meeting criteria for OCD completed the measures. Correlations between EA and the OCI-R corroborated previous findings; however, EA was significantly correlated with the DOCS. There were differences across the symptom dimensions, with EA significantly correlated with unacceptable thoughts, responsibility for harm, and symmetry, but not with contamination.
    Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic 09/2014; 78(3):253-269. DOI:10.1521/bumc.2014.78.3.253
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    ABSTRACT: Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are nicotine-delivery devices that are increasingly used, especially by young people. Because e-cigarettes lack many of the substances found in regular tobacco, they are often perceived as a safer smoking alternative, especially in high-risk situations such as pregnancy. However, studies suggest that it is exposure to nicotine that is most detrimental to prenatal development. The authors studied perceptions of tobacco and e-cigarette health risks using a multiple-choice survey. To study the perceived safety of e-cigarettes versus tobacco cigarettes, 184 modified Global Health Youth Surveys (WHO, http://www.who.int/tobacco/surveillance/gyts/en/ ) were completed electronically or on paper. Age range, smoking status, and perceptions about tobacco cigarettes and e-cigarettes were studied. The results verified that younger people use e-cigarettes more than older people. Tobacco cigarettes were perceived as more harmful than e-cigarettes to health in general, including lung cancer and pregnancy. Although more research is necessary, the authors postulate that the perception that e-cigarettes are safer during pregnancy may induce pregnant women to use these devices more freely. Given that nicotine is known to cause fetal harm, pregnant mothers who smoke e-cigarettes could cause even greater harm to the fetus because e-cigarettes are perceived as being safer than tobacco cigarettes. Until more data about the effects of nicotine during pregnancy are available, the authors advocate for labeling of e-cigarettes as potentially harmful, at least during pregnancy.
    Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic 09/2014; 78(3):243-252. DOI:10.1521/bumc.2014.78.3.243
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    ABSTRACT: Many psychoanalysts have offered innovative ideas on the treatment of schizophrenic patients, but none on postpsychotic depression. The author presents a psychoanalytic conceptualization of postpsychotic depression based on Kohut's ideas regarding the development of normal and pathological grandiosity. The main premise is that postpsychotic depression stems from the loss of psychotic grandiosity, and that it is the psychological reaction to the loss of omnipotent identity whose role it is to provide an alternative reality. Through near-experience connectedness, clinicians and practitioners in the psychiatric rehabilitation field can facilitate an empathic milieu in which new mental constructs can be established and new behavioral skills can be learned.
    Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic 03/2014; 78(1):70-86. DOI:10.1521/bumc.2014.78.1.70