Future-oriented imagery rescripting facilitates conducting behavioral experiments in social anxiety
This study examined whether imagery rescripting focused on a feared social situation prepares participants to engage in a feared situation. Sixty healthy individuals were asked to formulate a behavioral experiment to test negative beliefs about a social situation they feared. They were assigned to one of two groups: imagery rescripting focused on the feared outcome of the behavioral experiment or no imagery rescripting (i.e., a break). All participants were then asked to complete ratings scales and to conduct the behavioral experiment. Before the behavioral experiment, the imagery rescripting condition, compared to the con...
Source: Behaviour Research and Therapy - June 6, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Elze Landkroon Katharina Meyerbr öker Elske Salemink Iris M Engelhard Source Type: research

Parenting Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: An RCT of an online course with families of children with CP
Behav Res Ther. 2022 May 26;155:104129. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2022.104129. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAIM: To test an online course Parenting Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (PACT) in an RCT with families of children with cerebral palsy (CP), predicting improvements in emotional availability and parent and child adjustment.METHOD: 67 families of children (2-10 years) with CP participated. Families were randomly assigned to waitlist control or PACT. Assessments at baseline, post-intervention and at six-month follow up (durability of intervention effects) focussed on emotional availability, adjustment and quality of life....
Source: Behaviour Research and Therapy - June 6, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Koa Whittingham Jeanie Sheffield Catherine Mak Ashleigh Wright Roslyn N Boyd Source Type: research

Cognitive bias modification of inferential flexibility
Behav Res Ther. 2022 May 30;155:104128. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2022.104128. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThis research examines the effects of a cognitive bias modification procedure for facilitating inferential flexibility, on inferences, mood, and state rumination. Participants were presented with training scenarios, followed by two consecutive inferences for each scenario. In the training condition, participants repeatedly practiced shifting from a negative inference to a positive one. But in the control condition, the two inferences were of the same valence and no shifting occurred. The training successfully promoted the...
Source: Behaviour Research and Therapy - June 6, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Baruch Perlman Nilly Mor Source Type: research

Universal process-based CBT for positive mental health in early adolescence: A cluster randomized controlled trial
Behav Res Ther. 2022 Jul;154:104120. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2022.104120. Epub 2022 May 17.ABSTRACTEarly adolescence is a key developmental phase for promoting positive mental health and preventing psychological difficulties. Despite calls to develop the evidence base for universal interventions in early adolescence and the promise of process-based CBT, the literature is devoid of empirical investigations of the efficacy of universal process-based CBT in this cohort. This cluster randomized controlled trial aimed to extend the empirical literature by evaluating the efficacy of a six-session universal process-based CBT interven...
Source: Behaviour Research and Therapy - June 6, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Martin O'Connor Gary O'Reilly Eddie Murphy Leda Connaughton Emma Hoctor Louise McHugh Source Type: research

Future-oriented imagery rescripting facilitates conducting behavioral experiments in social anxiety
This study examined whether imagery rescripting focused on a feared social situation prepares participants to engage in a feared situation. Sixty healthy individuals were asked to formulate a behavioral experiment to test negative beliefs about a social situation they feared. They were assigned to one of two groups: imagery rescripting focused on the feared outcome of the behavioral experiment or no imagery rescripting (i.e., a break). All participants were then asked to complete ratings scales and to conduct the behavioral experiment. Before the behavioral experiment, the imagery rescripting condition, compared to the con...
Source: Behaviour Research and Therapy - June 6, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Elze Landkroon Katharina Meyerbr öker Elske Salemink Iris M Engelhard Source Type: research