Patients' Perceptions of Functional Improvement in Psychotherapy for Mood Disorders.
CONCLUSIONS: Participants with recurrent mood disorders described improved functioning related to therapies that formulate their mood disorder in terms of a model, such as interpersonal and social rhythm therapy with or without cognitive remediation, that provides an understandable and evidence-based rationale, facilitates a sense of control and confidence by supporting the person in undertaking practical routines that can be integrated into daily life, focuses on communication and problem-solving skills, and engenders a sense of hope by working with the person to develop self-management strategies relevant to their specif...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - December 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Crowe M, Inder M, Porter R, Wells H, Jordan J, Lacey C, Eggleston K, Douglas K Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

MOSAIC: A New Pain-Free Psychotherapy for Psychological Trauma.
Abstract Eye movements and alternating stimuli for brain integration (MOSAIC) is a promising but untested new therapy. Its four-step protocol is based on the effects of bilateral alternating stimulation (BAS) (as in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy) on the brain. This solution-oriented therapy promotes experiencing solutions through bodily sensations. Through BAS and bodily sensations, MOSAIC therapy aims to enrich the traumatic memory neuronal network with new information so that the client's psychological trauma is no longer distressing. Thus, MOSAIC can be used to treat psychological trauma...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - December 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Khalfa S, Poupard G Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Patients With Functional Somatic Disorders and the Road to Recovery.
This article summarizes recent advances in the understanding of these disorders that have opened new avenues for treatment. Findings concerning the role of three related key biobehavioral systems (attachment, mentalizing, and impairments in epistemic trust) that seem to be centrally involved in FSDs, as viewed from a psychodynamic perspective, are discussed as well as empirical evidence supporting the efficacy of psychodynamic psychotherapy for patients with FSDs. Finally, the basic treatment principles of dynamic interpersonal therapy, an integrative psychodynamic treatment adapted for patients with FSDs, are outlined thr...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - November 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Luyten P, Fonagy P Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Psychotherapeutic Approach for Advanced Illness: Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) Therapy.
Abstract With advances in medical treatment and an aging population, there is an increasing global burden of advanced and life-limiting illnesses. Individuals living with these conditions may experience substantial distress related to disease progression, changes in important roles and life goals, loss of meaning, and uncertainty about the future, but there has been limited evidence to inform their psychotherapeutic care. Managing cancer and living meaningfully (CALM) therapy is a brief, evidence-based, semistructured intervention that provides a framework to address practical issues, such as navigating the health...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - November 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sethi R, Rodin G, Hales S Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Group Therapy for Patients With Medical Illness.
This article aims to review the expanding role of group psychotherapy in the treatment of individuals with medical illnesses, an area that has expanded dramatically during the past 30 years. The fundamental principles of adaptation of group therapies for specialized clinical populations are articulated. Clarity of goals and thoughtful alignment with patient interests and needs are at the heart of building a strong therapeutic alliance and potentiate the effectiveness of group therapy. This article also discusses the conceptual underpinnings of group therapies and the ways in which group therapeutic factors gain expression ...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - October 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Leszcz M Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Psychotherapeutic Considerations for Patients With Terminal Illness.
This article reviews psychological, spiritual, existential, and physical issues facing patients at the end of life as well as practical considerations in providing therapy for this population. The authors reviewed several evidence-based treatments for enhancing end-of-life experience and mitigating suffering, including a primary focus on dignity therapy and an additional review of meaning-centered psychotherapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Each of these therapies has an emerging evidence base, but they have not been compared to each other in trials. Thus, the choice of psychotherapy...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - October 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kredentser MS, Chochinov HM Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Barriers to Psychosocial Services Use For Latina Versus Non-Latina White Breast Cancer Survivors.
CONCLUSIONS: It is crucial to address the barriers that contribute to health disparities and discrepancies in patient access to and use of psychosocial health care. These findings highlight the need to educate providers about patients' psychosocial needs, provide patients with information about the benefits of psychosocial services, normalize mental health service use, diminish stigma surrounding use of these services, and provide culturally and linguistically sensitive services for Latina patients. PMID: 33028079 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - October 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Costas-Muñiz R, Garduño-Ortega O, Hunter-Hernández M, Morales J, Castro-Figueroa EM, Gany F Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Applying Psychotherapeutic Principles to Bolster Resilience Among Health Care Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire globe with overwhelming speed and impact. The pandemic is both highly threatening and poorly understood, typical of deeply distressing conditions. Stress associated with uncertain recommendations from authorities, fear of illness and contagion for oneself and one's loved ones, extended periods of isolation, moral conflicts, financial instability, perception of discrimination and/or stigma, and ongoing loss and grief imperil mental health and resilience among the general population and high-risk groups. Health care workers (HCWs) face additional challenges that...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - September 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rosen B, Preisman M, Hunter J, Maunder R Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Positive Psychotherapy for Major Depression.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: In the past two decades, newer psychotherapy treatments have emerged for the treatment of major depression. This review aimed to comprehensively synthesize the evidence for mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and positive psychotherapy (PPT) in treating a current episode of major depression. METHODS: A systematic search of the Ovid MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, and Cochrane databases was conducted for randomized controlled trials of MBCT, ACT, and PPT for major depression. Standardized mean differences were calculated with Hedges' g to complete...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - September 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Seshadri A, Orth SS, Adaji A, Singh B, Clark MM, Frye MA, McGillivray J, Fuller-Tyszkiewicz M Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Racism: A Challenge for the Therapeutic Dyad.
PMID: 32927960 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - August 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Stoute BJ Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Preliminary Findings for Group Transdiagnostic Behavior Therapy for Affective Disorders Among Youths.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings provide preliminary support for the use of group TBT among youths with anxiety disorders. Future research should incorporate comparison groups and larger samples. PMID: 32842762 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - August 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gros DF, Merrifield C, Hewitt J, Elcock A, Rowa K, McCabe RE Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Publication Trends in Psychotherapy: Bibliometric Analysis of the Past 5 Decades.
CONCLUSIONS: Possible explanations for these publication trends were considered, including the emergence of the evidence-based therapy movement and various sociohistorical changes. Potential psychotherapy publications trends in the future are discussed. PMID: 32506985 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - June 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Soares EE, Thrall JN, Stephens TN, Rodriguez Biglieri R, Consoli AJ, Bunge EL Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Mechanisms of Change in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy: Systematized Review.
CONCLUSIONS: The current body of literature has several limitations, most notably the lack of a consensus definition for unlocking the unconscious. This difficulty in measuring mechanisms of change is common across therapeutic modalities and limits the validity and comparability of findings. Despite these limitations, the literature suggests a possible association between theorized mechanisms of change and positive therapy outcomes. Future research directions are discussed. PMID: 32380842 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - May 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hoviatdoost P, Schweitzer RD, Bandarian S, Arthey S Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Clinical Effectiveness Trial of Adjunctive Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy for Patients With Bipolar Disorder.
CONCLUSIONS: This pragmatic clinical effectiveness trial found that a combination of IPSRT and medication management over 18 months did not significantly improve mood relapse but did improve patient functioning. PMID: 32306747 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - April 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Crowe M, Porter R, Inder M, Carlyle D, Luty S, Lacey C, Frampton C Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

The Genetic and Neural Circuitry Predictors of Benefit From Manualized or Open-Ended Psychotherapy.
CONCLUSIONS: Because individual genetic endowments may predict nonresponse to manualized treatment modalities, it may become possible to identify individuals who would benefit from insight-oriented, open-ended psychotherapy tailored to their individual distress tolerance levels, rather than from shorter manualized treatment. PMID: 32306748 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - April 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Goldwaser EL, Miller CWT Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Interpersonal Psychotherapy Versus Cognitive Therapy for Depression: How They Work, How Long, and for Whom-Key Findings From an RCT.
CONCLUSIONS: Outcomes of IPT and CT did not appear to differ significantly. IPT may have an enduring effect not different from that of CT. The field would benefit from further refinement of study methods to disentangle mechanisms of change and from advances in the field of personalized medicine (i.e., person-specific analyses and treatment selection methods). PMID: 32122161 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - March 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lemmens LHJM, van Bronswijk SC, Peeters FPML, Arntz A, Roefs A, Hollon SD, DeRubeis RJ, Huibers MJH Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Psychotherapy Patients of Psychiatry Residents: A Descriptive Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients receiving psychodynamic psychotherapy from psychiatry residents had multiple psychiatric illnesses and a history of prior treatments that had not achieved or sustained recovery, suggesting complex and chronic illness. Consistent with community-based findings, these patient characteristics correspond with psychodynamic psychotherapy treatment indications. PMID: 32093484 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - February 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kay LR, Kay T, Lawson A, Hunter M, Ravitz P Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Examination of the Interpersonal Model With Adolescent Military Dependents at High Risk for Adult Obesity.
This study aimed to examine the premise of the interpersonal model (that negative emotions mediate the association between multiple aspects of social functioning and emotional eating) among a cohort of adolescent military dependents. METHODS: Military dependents (N=136; 56% female, mean±SD age=14±2 years, body mass index adjusted for age and sex [BMIz]=2.0±0.4) at risk for adult obesity and binge eating disorder, as indicated by reported loss-of-control eating and/or anxiety symptoms, were assessed prior to participation in a study of excess weight-gain prevention. Bootstrapped mediation analyses ...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - February 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Pine AE, Shank LM, Burke NL, Higgins Neyland MK, Schvey NA, Quattlebaum M, Leu W, Wilfley DE, Stephens M, Jorgensen S, Olsen CH, Sbrocco T, Yanovski JA, Klein DA, Quinlan J, Tanofsky-Kraff M Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Psychotherapy in the Digital Age: What We Can Learn From Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
Abstract The digital age poses new challenges for psychotherapy. More than four billion people worldwide use the Internet, and most of them engage with social media. Therapists are increasingly asked to help patients navigate the complex interface between online technology and relationships, but few are prepared to address this issue therapeutically. Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy for depression and is focused on addressing interpersonal problems. The authors use the IPT framework to explore how therapists can discuss, during in-person sessions, the impact of technology on com...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - February 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Swartz HA, Novick DM Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Family-Based Interpersonal Psychotherapy: An Intervention for Preadolescent Depression.
This article reviews the conceptual foundations and risk factors related to preadolescent depression and the rationale for focusing on improving preadolescents' interpersonal relationships to decrease depressive symptoms and risk for depression during adolescence. The structure and goals for the initial, middle, and termination phases of FB-IPT are described, as well as the specific communication and problem-solving strategies presented to preadolescents and parents. Last, research on the efficacy of FB-IPT is summarized, as are future directions for implementing this promising psychosocial intervention for preadolescent d...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - February 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dietz LJ Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Association of Early Treatment With Chronicity and Hazard of Hospitalization After New Adjustment Disorder.
CONCLUSIONS: Early medication treatment for adjustment disorder was associated with greater overall and psychiatric hospitalization compared with no early medication treatment. This study suggests that an observed provider preference to use medications to treat patients who have comorbid physical illness may have deleterious long-term effects. PMID: 31994408 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - January 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gao YN, Marcangelo M Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

The Psychotherapy Supervisor as an Agent of Transformation: To Anchor and Educate, Facilitate and Emancipate.
CONCLUSIONS: Psychotherapy supervisors serve foremost as agents of transformation, their chief objective being to actuate and actualize a transformative process of therapist development. The crucial processes by which supervisors achieve that transformative objective reside in the three streams of supervisory action. Accordingly, psychotherapy supervision is best conceptualized as a transformative learning pedagogy. PMID: 31902226 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - January 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Watkins CE Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Symptom-Specific Reflective Function as a Potential Mechanism of Interpersonal Psychotherapy Outcome: A Case Report.
PMID: 31902227 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - January 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Markowitz JC, Lowell A, Milrod BL, Lopez-Yianilos A, Neria Y Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Problem-Solving Therapy for Older Adults at Risk for Depression: A Qualitative Analysis of the Depression in Later Life Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The lay-counselor-delivered intervention was well received. The relationship with the counselor and behavioral activation toward better self-care and more-pleasurable activities may have been keys to the intervention's success. PMID: 31813228 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - December 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Azariah F, Sequeira M, Cohen A, Dias A, Morse JQ, Anderson SJ, Cuijpers P, Patel V, Reynolds CF Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Patient Extratherapeutic Interpersonal Problems and Response to Psychotherapy for Depression.
CONCLUSIONS: Recognizing variables associated with treatment response can help clinicians identify patients at risk for nonresponse and guide efforts for adapting existing therapies and developing new ones. PMID: 31813229 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - December 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Chen CK, Nehrig N, Chou LJ, McGowan R, Guyton AF, Mustafiz F, Bailey RW Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Whatever Happened to Couples and Family Therapy in Psychiatry?
PMID: 31752507 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - November 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rait D, Heru A, Glick ID Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy for Patients With Major Depressive Disorder.
CONCLUSIONS: IPSRT may be a clinically effective intervention for patients with major depressive disorder. Outcomes related to cognitive functioning and the effects of cognitive remediation will be reported at the end of the trial. PMID: 31752508 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - November 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Crowe M, Inder M, Douglas K, Carlyle D, Wells H, Jordan J, Lacey C, Mulder R, Beaglehole B, Porter R Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Mentalizing in Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
This article reviews the overlap of these approaches and suggests the potential of mentalization to mediate IPT outcomes. PMID: 31752509 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - November 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Markowitz JC, Milrod B, Luyten P, Holmqvist R Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Interpersonal Psychotherapy: History and Future.
Abstract This review details the history of the development of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), beginning at Yale University when Dr. Gerald Klerman led a maintenance study of the treatment of depression. The trial aimed to mimic clinical practice and, therefore, included psychotherapy. This review describes the first IPT clinical trial, subsequent trials, and numerous IPT adaptations for different age groups, formats (group, telephone, computer), disorders, and educational levels of mental health trainees. As of 2017, at least 133 clinical trials of IPT had been carried out worldwide. This review also describes...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - November 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Weissman MM Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Spiritual Psychotherapy for Inpatient, Residential, and Intensive Treatment.
Abstract In this article, a clinical protocol for delivering a flexible, spiritually integrated cognitive-behavioral therapy, called spiritual psychotherapy for inpatient, residential, and intensive treatment (SPIRIT), is presented, and its implementation is described. PMID: 31533453 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - August 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rosmarin DH, Salcone S, Harper D, Forester BP Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Mass Shootings and Psychotherapy.
PMID: 31533454 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - August 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Swartz HA Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Efficacy of Transdiagnostic Behavior Therapy Across the Affective Disorders.
This study supports the efficacy of transdiagnostic behavior therapy across various affective disorders, including depression and PTSD. These findings suggest a possible reduction in the number of treatment protocols providers need to learn in order to treat patients with affective disorders. PMID: 31533455 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - August 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gros DF Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Measuring Patients' Acquisition of Therapy Skills in Psychotherapy for Depression: Assessing the CCTS-SR and the IPSS-SR.
Abstract Using data from 202 patients with depression, the authors conducted a psychometric evaluation of the Dutch translation of the Competencies of Cognitive Therapy Scale-Self-Report and an initial psychometric evaluation of the newly developed Interpersonal Psychotherapy Skills Scale-Self-Report. PMID: 31533456 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - August 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bruijniks SJE, Peeters FPML, Strunk DR, Huibers MJH Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Should Psychotherapy Become a Subspecialty of Psychiatry?
PMID: 31187631 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - May 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gregory RJ, Mintz D, Yakeley J Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

The American Journal of Psychotherapy, Both Old and New.
PMID: 31142123 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - May 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Swartz HA Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Psychosocial Interventions for Bipolar II Disorder.
Abstract Bipolar II disorder causes significant suffering among patients and their families, some of which may be alleviated by psychotherapy alone or as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy. Psychotherapies may be more effective if modified to meet the specific needs of patients with bipolar II disorder. PMID: 31070452 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - May 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Novick DM, Swartz HA Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Multicultural Orientation in Psychotherapy Supervision: Cultural Humility, Cultural Comfort, and Cultural Opportunities.
Abstract As a complement to multicultural competence, the multicultural orientation (MCO) perspective has been proposed as a pragmatic way to enhance cultural understandings about psychotherapeutic dynamics, processes, and outcomes. Consisting of three core components-cultural humility, cultural comfort, and cultural opportunities-the MCO is considered relevant for both individual and group treatment. However, the MCO perspective has yet to be specifically applied to psychotherapy supervision. Because supervision often provides multicultural oversight for individual and group psychotherapy services, considering th...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - April 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Watkins CE, Hook JN, Owen J, DeBlaere C, Davis DE, Van Tongeren DR Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Psychotherapy's Big Tent: Room for All at Our New Home.
PMID: 30882245 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - February 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Swartz HA Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Do We Need a Supportive-Therapy-Specific Psychotherapy Supervision?
PMID: 30786734 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - February 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Watkins CE Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Trauma-Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy of a Patient With PTSD in a Veterans Affairs Setting.
CONCLUSIONS:: TFPP appears promising as shown with this patient and others in VA settings who have been treated with TFPP. PMID: 30786735 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - February 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Busch FN, Nehrig N, Milrod B Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Which Problem Are We Addressing Today? The Utility of a Multifaceted Formulation Approach to a Complex Case.
Abstract A case of a 54-year-old woman with posttraumatic stress disorder, somatic delusions, and borderline personality disorder is presented by using psychodynamic, trauma-informed, and cognitive-behavioral formulations. The usefulness of a multifaceted formulation in the treatment of the case is discussed along with a review of relevant literature. PMID: 30786736 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - February 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Chang AK, Lundahl LH Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Y Model Psychotherapy Training: A Qualitative Investigation of Students' Experiences.
This article reports on a research project investigating psychology graduate students' experiences of Y model psychotherapy training at an Australian university. Focus group interviews were conducted with clinical psychology students (N=20), and thematic analysis was used to capture core aspects of their training experience. Participants felt that the dual training in cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy gave them a significant advantage over students trained in only a single approach. Notwithstanding the perceived benefits of their training, participants emphasized how intellectually and emotionally dema...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - February 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ivey G, Deans C Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Why Is It Easier to Get Mad Than It Is to Feel Sad? Pilot Study of Regulation-Focused Psychotherapy for Children.
CONCLUSIONS:: Results suggest that RFP-C has the potential to produce significant improvements in emotion regulation capacity and in symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder. This pilot study provides initial support for RFP-C as an efficacious and cost-effective intervention, with high treatment compliance rates, and lays the groundwork for a randomized controlled trial of the intervention. PMID: 30786738 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - February 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Prout TA, Rice T, Murphy S, Gaines E, Aizin S, Sessler D, Ramchandani T, Racine E, Gorokhovsky Y, Hoffman L Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Resuming Publication of an Established Journal, Part 4.
PMID: 30570389 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - December 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: McDuffie J, Roy MD Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy (MERIT) Among People With Schizophrenia: Lessons From Two Case Studies.
This article presents two case studies of clients diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder whose psychotherapy, conducted in Israel, incorporated the MERIT protocol. Outcome measures were taken before and after treatment, and metacognitive abilities were assessed at five time points throughout treatment. Clinical implications and limitations are discussed. PMID: 30474378 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy)
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - November 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Arnon-Ribenfeld N, Bloom R, Atzil-Slonim D, Peri T, de Jong S, Hasson-Ohayon I Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy (MERIT) for Persons With a Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder and Interpersonal Trauma.
Abstract Schizophrenia often involves a loss of metacognitive capacity, the ability to form complex and integrated representations of self and others. Independent of symptoms and neurocognition, deficits in synthetic metacognition are related to difficulties engaging in goal-directed activities in social and vocational settings. Against this backdrop, the authors provide a case report of the effects of metacognitive reflection and insight therapy (MERIT) provided over the course of seven months to assist a client with persistent schizophrenia. Eight elements of MERIT that stimulate and promote metacognitive capaci...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - November 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hillis JD, Bidlack N, Macobin B Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy for Treating Persecutory Delusions in Schizophrenia.
Abstract A persecutory delusion (PD) is a person's false belief that others are focusing their attention on him or her with malevolent intentions, which often results in intense anxiety and significant disruption of daily life. PDs are common in schizophrenia, and many patients with schizophrenia do not respond well to current pharmacological treatments. Therefore, effective psychological treatments are needed. The most well-known intervention for PDs continues to be cognitive-behavioral therapy. It aims to reduce patients' stigma and then help them to question the delusional meaning they attribute to events. The ...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - November 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Salvatore G, Buonocore L, Ottavi P, Popolo R, Dimaggio G Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy for Persons With Severe Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia.
Abstract Individuals with schizophrenia possess enduring deficits that limit their capacity for interpersonal connection. Negative symptoms of schizophrenia provide additional barriers to interpersonal relatedness in that they include a range of deficits related to an individual's ability to express and experience emotions-basic human capacities that are needed for daily functioning and an acceptable quality of life. Additionally, metacognitive deficits are closely related to the development and maintenance of negative symptoms; previous research has indicated that treatment of negative symptoms should focus on pr...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - November 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: George SE, Buck KD Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy (MERIT): Application to a Long-Term Therapy Case of Borderline Personality Disorder.
This article describes how a form of metacognitively oriented psychotherapy focused on recovery, metacognitive reflection and insight therapy (MERIT), assisted a patient with borderline personality disorder and initial metacognitive deficits to develop a complex understanding of himself and others and then to use that knowledge to act as an agent in the world and effectively respond to life challenges. The eight elements of MERIT that stimulate and promote metacognitive capacity are presented with an emphasis on how they were implemented to assist the patient in achieving recovery. PMID: 30400764 [PubMed - as supplied...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - November 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Buck KD, Vertinski M, Kukla M Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research

Recovery in First-Episode Psychosis: A Case Study of Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy (MERIT).
Abstract Despite historically pessimistic views from both the professional community and lay public, research is emerging that recovery from psychosis is possible. Recovery has evolved to include not only a reduction in symptoms and return to functioning, but a sense of agency and connection to meaningful roles in life. The development of a more comprehensive conceptualization of recovery has particular importance in the treatment of first-episode psychosis, because early intervention may avoid some of the prolonged dysfunction that may make recovery difficult. As the mental health field moves to intervene early i...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - November 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Leonhardt BL, Ratliff K, Vohs JL Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research