Roger Covin's research while affiliated with The University of Western Ontario and other places

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The inclusion of worry as the central feature of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) has resulted in an explosion of treatment packages based on well-supported theoretical models. Although many of these models fall under the rubric of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), they each focus on distinct cognitive components. The current chapter provides a c...
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The ability to assess and correct biases in thinking is central to cognitive-behavioral therapy. Although measures of cognitive distortions exist, no measure comprehensively assesses the cognitive errors that are typically cited in the literature. The development and initial validation of the Cognitive Distortions Scale (CDS), a questionnaire that...
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Given the role that worry beliefs play in the perseveration of catastrophic worrying, there is a greater clinical need for psychologists to have access to valid measures of worry beliefs. The current study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Consequences of Worry Scale (COWS) and assessed whether worry beliefs predict variables affecting c...
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Previous meta-analyses assessing the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) used general measures of anxiety to assess symptom severity and improvement (e.g., Hamilton Anxiety Ratings Scale or a composite measure of anxiety). While informative, these studies do not provide sufficient evidence as...
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This chapter describes the Beck Depression Inventory-Second edition (BDI-II), Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS), and Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation (BSS). Given that the BDI-II is the most widely used of these measures, coupled with the fact that comprehensive reviews of this revised instrument have yet to appear in the literature, the primary focus o...
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The assessment of cognition and cognitive change is important for case conceptualization, monitoring the efficacy of specific interventions, and evaluating treatment outcome in cognitive-behavioral therapy. Unfortunately, a paucity of normative data exists on cognitive measures used for psychotherapy outcome research in depression, and little infor...

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... The techniques of cognitive therapy, including being evidencebased in your thinking, apply not just to psychopathology, but to everyday life (Dozois, Frewen, & Covin, 2006). In August 2011, I had the wonderful humour and privilege of officiating a wedding for two of my former graduate students, Roger Covin and Allison Ouimet. ...
... This is a 20-item self-report, Likert type scale instrument developed by Covin et al. [13] in 2011 to measure 10 cognitive errors (mindreading, catastrophizing, all-or-nothing thinking, emotional reasoning, labeling, mental filter, overgeneralization, personalization, should statements, minimizing the positive) using a 7-point scale (1 = never, 7 = all the time). Each cognitive error is rated in two domains: interpersonal (IP) and personal achievement (PA). ...
... The measure has strong internal consistency, convergent validity, and discriminant validity. It also discriminates well between depressed and nondepressed individuals (Dozois & Covin, 2004). The measure has been validated for use with university populations, showing strong psychometric properties (coefficient alpha = .91; ...
... The questionnaires were translated into German, followed by a test of their factor structure and a psychometric evaluation. We expected to find the proposed five-factor structures for the translated versions as well as evidence for good psychometric attributes that have been reported for the original questionnaires (Covin, Dozois & Westra, 2008;Hebert et al., 2014). Additionally, we expected a diagnostic value in the sense of variance explanation in worry and related phenomena based on the WW-II and COWS-also over and above the MCQ-30. ...
... This indicates that specific types of depression may carry specific types of neuropsychological dysfunction. However, the interpretation of experimental data is limited because of the paucity of normative data 6 on the cognitive aspects of depression . Major depressive group performance is poorer than control group in tests of attention and executive functions (TMT) and verbal short 7 term memory (CVLT) . ...
... Ruscio, 2001;Chambless u. Gillis, 1993;Covin et al., 2008;Gould et al., 1997;Haby et al., 2006;Hofmann u. Smits, 2008;Hunot et al., 2007;Mitte, 2005a;Norton u. ...