Psychotherapeutic Processes - Science topic
Experiential, attitudinal, emotional, or behavioral phenomena occurring during the course of treatment. They apply to the patient or therapist (i.e., nurse, doctor, etc.) individually or to their interaction. (American Psychological Association: Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994)
Questions related to Psychotherapeutic Processes
The client's perception of psychological intervention which sometimes act as obstacle in starting and/or staying in psychotherapeutic intervention..so my question is what could be the obstacles ??
The question reflects the hypothesis that beside psychological factors biological patterns also have a significant effect on patients response to psychotherapeutic interventions (e.g. increased stress vulnerability may change effectivness of psychological interventions). The biological markers should be suitable as predictor parameters for prognosis of therapeutic outcome success and also for represeting psychotherapeutic effects on a biological level.
In addition we assume that epigentic effects can already be achieved by inpatient psychotherapy within a duration of 4-6 weeks. We are looking for suitable biological test designs to prove this hypothesis.
I want to continue my Post doc in ISTDP (Intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy), would you please help me to find positions or grants related to? Thanks
I can't seem to find the information. For e.g., a participant selected the « Difficult » and the « Very Difficult » options for the same question in a 4 option Likert scale question (« How easy or difficult is it to obtain services for clients suffering from depressive symptoms ? »).
So far, in this thread, people seem to say to treat those answers like missing values, or to create a separate question for the second answer. But this does not apply specifically to Likert-type questions. https://www.researchgate.net/post/How_do_you_handle_survey_questions_where_participants_select_more_than_one_response/1
I've also heard from researches and students to re-code and choose the selected response that has the highest value (in the e.g. above I would choose « Very Difficult »).
Any literature reference would be welcome!
In many studies on psychotherapy for psychosis the effect seems not be sustained after stopping the treatment. This can be explained by that the relationship with the therapist is the most crucial factor. However I came upon some studies where there was a difference not after 2 years but in the long term 5 years or so with TAU. or befriending. Could there be a 'sleeping' effect ? This can be in accordance with the findings of Strauss e a. : in their qualitative study they discovered that in recovery there are times where apparently nothing happens but where the patient is ''woodshedding'' he gathers skills which he uses in ''changepoints '' periods where there are major changes in his life like a new job or a new relationship.(Strauss e.a.Am Journal of psych 1985)
Do you know qualitative studies which confirm the finding of Straus e.a.
I am closely associated with the oil and gas industry. Price fall since 1014 caused a lot of redundancies in this industry. One estimate says it is over 300,000 skilled professionals. Somebody suggested to me Elisabeth Kübler-Ross has done a useful study. She is a Swiss psychiatrist who explored the understanding of grief and emotions in terminally ill patients. Her work has subsequently applied in cases such as dealing with unpleasant changes.
I love to hear what you think?
A success story is one in which a significant number of people's daily lives were improved by a treatment or practice developed by clinical psychologists.
Is it possible to investigate the role of psychological factors in dyadic practice? Please help me to find literature
I'm looking for previous research using the System for Observing Family Therapy Alliances (Friedlander et al, 2006) stablishing a cut-off point for SOFTA-o results in order to distinguish cases or sessions with "good enough" from others with "insufficient" expanded therapeuthic alliance.
As an example: Should someone whose delusional content is about a certain conspiracy theory from a therapeutic viewpoint be allowed to read books about it?
Is there any research into possible therapeutic outcomes, chronification (of delusions), ...?
I am planning a study about psychotherapy research in my country. My aim is to describe the themes that have been researched, but also to evaluate the methods, designs, techniques and analysis that researchers have used. It would be helpful if there is an established framework to use in this evaluation.
Otherwise, my plan is to compile a framework based on literature about methods of psychotherapy research. It would also be helpful if you can recommend such literature.
Can anyone help me. I am writing a paper on Hate crime and trying to locate information on coping stragedies and coping mechanisms victims employ both prior and after a incident of hate crime ?
These are patients in nursing homes that have mild to moderate dementia and/or Alzheimer's. Cognitive and supportive therapy approaches are used to maintain condition or prevent further decline (prevent hospitalization).
I am doing some research on the recovery model in mental illness and have become a little fascinated with this intervention for schizophenia.
I'm developing a basic psychotherapy skills course for psychiatry residents, and would appreciate recommendations for readings to assign, videos to watch in class etc.
This rare disease can cause a high impairment of the the quality of life. To my knowledge there is no sufficient therapy.
We all may having some sort of traumatic events in our life. Some of them are man made meanwhile some are natural. But every people who faced trauma are not developing PTSD(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) or accute stress disorder as result of the Trauma. Their emotional Intelligence and Resilience skills play a role in this circumstances.
I kindly expect your idea to develop my research background!
I'm interested on anything current or seminal on "self-agency" from various schools within the psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral & humanistic traditions. Anything from conceptual treatises to empirical investigations. I'm interested in how relevant self-agency is considered for well-being and how change in self-agency is effected from various perspectives. Anything on method & measurement in addition to clinical theory.
Any data on therapist actual use of the CST manual and whether it was found to be beneficial or useful by clinicians? I'm interested in data beyond the value of feedback regarding progress on the OQ (Outcome Questionnaire) and regarding reasons for poor progress on the ASC (Assessment for Signal Clients: alliance, motivation, social support, life events).
I'm looking for a text about self-esteem and psychopatology and group psychotherapy. I want to use self-esteem as a measure for effectiveness of group psychotherapy.
A college counseling center administers assessment measures on a repeated basis (interval) to clients who use mental health services. Students complete a 62-item measure (baseline) at intake, and a brief version of the measure 34-item) at the third, sixth and ninth session (three times). Treatment ranges anywhere from three sessions to ten sessions - so, the same participants are measured over several time periods or waves, but not every participant will have the same number of observations.
Also, I want to compare three interventions (IVs): Counseling only, Psychiatric Medication only, Counseling and Psychiatric medication
By looking at the scores on the clinical assessment measure (DV).
Will the mismatch in time or waves cause me problems?
As many of you know, we (psychotherapy researchers) have often focused on symptoms measures as measures of outcome. My students and I are trying to develop a more comprehensive measure that will include items about coherence, freedom to choose to mention just a few aspects of this new measure that have not always been included in past studies. My question is what aspects of psychotherapy outcome do you think a comprehensive (but short) measure of therapeutic outcome should include besides symptoms? The most helpful answers will be phrased very clearly and not include jargon. Thanks
I'm wanting to use the Working Alliance Inventory - short (12 item) observer version, as part of a research study we are conducting here in the UK. I'm looking for a rating manual - I've got the 4th edition (2000), but am looking for one of the earlier versions, as the rating system was changed from the 4th version onwards, and we're needing to use an earlier version... This is part of our work on an RCT examining treatment of adolescent depression. Thanks!
I am currently advising and working with the NHS National IAPT programme. In the past year I have reviewed many services. A frequent factor to emerge has been the less than necessary referrals to achieve the 15% access goal set by the NHS for CMHD. Given the high prevalence of these disorders why are we not overwhelmed by demand?
I have been looking at help seeking research and mental health literacy.
There may be many barriers which hamper people from using effective psychotherapy services: form cultural ones ("psychotherapy is useless", or "all forms of psychotherapy are equally effective", or "effectiveness of psychotherapy cannot be assessed"), to economic ones (costs for individuals or for organisations), or organisational ones (too few professionals or too few public services), or lack of advertising. I'm asking this question because the time seems ripe to launch an initiative for favouring the access to effective psychotherapy (which we actually did in Italy). Knowing what the situation is abroad about these barriers may be helpful.
Hundreds of thousands of people in need of mental health services may not be helped not because of low effectiveness of treatments, but rather for little access to them!
I am doing my thesis on the therapeutic relation between Art Therapist and patient within a pediatric acute medical children's hospital setting comparing two groups one with the assistance of a therapy dog and one without. Due to the Institutional Review Board of the Hospital I had to disclosed the possibility of the therapy dog within the title of the study to all participants, so there was an immediate response from my pediatric participants from the moment I disclosed the title. The verbal and bodily reaction, from the participants, have been noted and accounted for in my data collection, as 18 out of 20 participants were completely non-responsive to my presence in the room until they heard the word dog. What I have come to realize in my data collection and what I found the most intriguing aspect that has presented itself is the apparent inclusion of object relations, object permanence, and the therapy dog acting as a secure base throughout the sessions in both groups. The question I am inquiring about is has anyone done work surrounding these aspects within their own practice and/or research, or have you read any articles/research done in regards to these theories and the inclusion of an animal within the therapeutic relationship?
Any research on patient personality disorder as it impacts patient-therapist interactions or the therapeutic alliance since 2010.
For example: Tufekclioglu, S., Muran, J.C., Safran, J.D., & Winston, A. (2013). Personality disorder and early therapeutic alliance in two time-limited therapies. Psychotherapy Research.
Where can I find informations concerning client's willingness to express emotions during psychotherapy as the signal about his readiness to work on the solution of the problem which leads to behaviour change?
I have done some research and found a few researches who proved that cognitive behavioral therapy has worked. I would like to know if the researchers: Allen, Woolfolk et. al. and Smith were good researcher for this study.I want to know if there were any other related sources about the use of cognitive therapy treatment and intervention for somatic complaints from patients.
Anyone aware of new research on problems or difficulties in the therapeutic relationship, alliance ruptures, therapeutic impasses, treatment resistance, patient-therapist hostility? Anything since the attached review/meta-analysis (Safran, Muran, & Eubank-Carter, 2011)?
Psychotherapy Relationships That Work: Evidence-Based Responsiveness, 2 edited by J.C. Norcross, 05/2011: chapter Repairing Alliance Ruptures: pages 224-238; Oxford University Press, New York, NY., ISBN: 0199737207
I'm a newbie, so I hope I am doing this right... I am interested in any information on using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy & Mindfulness to increase hope in patients with chronic pain.
Teachers' emotional burnout seems to be a worldwide phenomenon. As a teacher myself I have experienced it and because quitting is not a solution I have decided to research and find ways to successfully deal with it and if possible prevent it. My main interest is helping the educational community, my colleagues as well as myself.
Discussion on benefits of therapeutic relationship usually focus on clients' benefits but there are many professional and personal benefits for therapists. A massive, 20-year, multinational study of 11,000 therapists conducted by David Orlinsky and Michael Helge Rønnestad (2005) pointed that 97 % of the therapists reported that learning from clients was a significant influence on their sense of development, with 84 percent rating the influence as “high.” Hence, therapists genuinely believe that clients are the best teachers.
If we look at the personal angle, researchers found (Skyner, 1989; Guy, 1987; Williamson, 1981) that one of the main reasons for psychotherapists entering the profession is due to experience of denied nurturing in the family of origin. These findings can help us understand why positive and nurturing psychotherapy relationships are providing a healing space not just for clients but therapists as well (Charny, 1982; Marovic 2011).
I am currently conducting a therapy process understanding study through trial co. and started seeing the therapist missing the clients unsaid needs. Seems like these gaps happen pretty frequently and clients follow the flow which therapists set and to see how their other needs to be understood. I am looking for prior studies or related research or your thoughts!
This is an old concept originally developed by Lyman Wynne and Margaret Singer in the sixties that opens interesting possibilities for researchers interested in the social origins of psychosis and cognitive problems.
I am working on a dissertation & one of my chapters is the history of integrating/using psychology & theology in counseling law enforcement personnel
Ego structural disorders are called "hard to reach". What works for whom? Who works with what? What are the practical experiences you have?
When should we use observationally measured ratings of the working alliances (therapist and observer) in psychotherapy research, and when should we use patients’ self-reporting?
I have been engaged in several outcome research studies wherein we had the typical control/experimental group and looked at results from pre to post.
Now I am interested in perhaps doing some studies about trying to break down the individual factors that may be contributing to the change (e.g. the specific factors/interventions outlined in the treatment manuals).
Does anyone have any ideas or articles they're aware of that do this well?
I'm interested in comparing the intensity of therapist emotional reaction elicited by different modalities, but the countertransference questionnaire seems like it may not serve the purpose well.
It appears that the highest level of integration thus far has involved using psychodynamic, humanistic/experiential, behavioral/cognitive-behavioral, or systems models, and "borrowing" techniques from other approaches. Is it possible to build upon those models beyond the current level, or will it take a brain-based approach to reach the next level?
I would like to ask for references/papers about psychotherapy for adolescents with panic disorder. Also, in your experience, which are the best methods?
We all know that good therapeutic relationship is associated with better psychotherapy outcome. I have a simple question, some theoreticians/clinicians and researchers suggest that the therapeutic relationship is curative on its own. As I have tried to study that question I am interested to hear people thoughts on what about the relationship is curative and how does that work?
Couples where violence is present, could be referred from third parties (e.g. court), or self-referred. But sometimes, especially if physical violence is present, it might be risky to get involved in therapeutical interactions that could trigger conflicts/violence. What would help decision making as to accept or not these couples in marital therapy?