An alternative goal ‐setting technique for addictive behaviour interventions: The Chronos Approach
AbstractPsychological interventions for addictive behaviours (i.e., alcohol, smoking, gambling) typically focus on reducing the frequency of that target behaviour. Individuals generally set a “count goal” and then monitor the frequency of these behaviours via a process of counting/recording (i.e., number of alcoholic drinks, number of dollars gambled). We argue that this approach, although a key feature of interventions, presents a range of challenges, including: confusion regarding what constitutes a count; remembering to keep count; and remembering to stop at a certain count. We argue that these inherent feat...
Source: Clinical Psychologist - May 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Petra K. Staiger, Paul Liknaitzky Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE Source Type: research

Negative and positive affect and disordered eating: The adaptive role of intuitive eating and body image flexibility
ConclusionsThis study contributes to the understanding of the adaptative and mediational role that intuitive eating and body image flexibility play in the link between affectivity and eating ‐related difficulties. Indeed, these emotional regulation processes seem to play a protective role against disordered eating, by reducing reactivity and impulsive eating in response to negative and PA. The study findings suggest that prevention and intervention programs focused on body and eating‐ related difficulties should promote a more aware and adaptative pattern of eating and body image flexibility, which seems especially rel...
Source: Clinical Psychologist - May 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ana Cardoso, Sara Oliveira, Cl áudia Ferreira Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Parent perspectives of what helps and hinders their child on the autism spectrum to manage their anxiety
ConclusionsGiven the wide range of barriers and enablers identified, working with children and families to identify the barriers and enablers for each child in managing their anxiety may be a useful process during therapy. Targeting interventions to align with the identified barriers and enablers may assist children on the autism spectrum to develop strategies for the management of their own anxiety across settings. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - May 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Megan Clark, Dawn Adams Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Negative and positive affect and disordered eating: The adaptive role of intuitive eating and body image flexibility
ConclusionsThis study contributes to the understanding of the adaptative and mediational role that intuitive eating and body image flexibility play in the link between affectivity and eating ‐related difficulties. Indeed, these emotional regulation processes seem to play a protective role against disordered eating, by reducing reactivity and impulsive eating in response to negative and PA. The study findings suggest that prevention and intervention programs focused on body and eating‐ related difficulties should promote a more aware and adaptative pattern of eating and body image flexibility, which seems especially rel...
Source: Clinical Psychologist - May 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ana Cardoso, Sara Oliveira, Cl áudia Ferreira Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Parent perspectives of what helps and hinders their child on the autism spectrum to manage their anxiety
ConclusionsGiven the wide range of barriers and enablers identified, working with children and families to identify the barriers and enablers for each child in managing their anxiety may be a useful process during therapy. Targeting interventions to align with the identified barriers and enablers may assist children on the autism spectrum to develop strategies for the management of their own anxiety across settings. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - May 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Megan Clark, Dawn Adams Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Can self ‐esteem be improved using short daily training on mobile applications? Examining real world data of GG Self‐esteem users
ConclusionsOur findings are consistent with previous controlled trials indicating that using CBT ‐based mHealth applications targeting maladaptive beliefs may be useful for increasing user's wellness and reducing distress. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - May 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Martha Giraldo ‐O'Meara, Guy Doron Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE Source Type: research

In with the outputs and out with the inputs: A need for better tracking and research on professional psychology practicum hours
ConclusionsThis descriptive study provides an example of an electronic log application and preliminary data from the application. The need to link such data to competency assessments is highlighted, as this will provide stronger evidence ‐based decision making regarding minimum training standards. Further, by allowing real‐time monitoring of student progress, such applications can inform decisions about individual trainee's practicum progress and needs. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - May 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Frank P. Deane, Mark Donovan, Elly Quinlan, Fiona Calvert, Chris Allan Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE Source Type: research

Development and initial validation of the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Scale for Youth
AbstractBackgroundBody dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is characterised by excessive preoccupation with an imagined defect in one's physical appearance, and symptoms of the condition generally emerge during adolescence. Current measures of BDD are generally outdated, lack appropriate wording, and/or are not validated in adolescent and young adult (AYA) samples.MethodsThe current study examined the psychometric properties of a newly developed measure of BDD symptomatology, the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Scale for Youth (BDDSY), in a sample of 321 participants aged 12 –25 years (mean age = 20.42,SD =  3.41; 64% f...
Source: Clinical Psychologist - May 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sarah M. Hanley, Navjot Bhullar, Bethany M. Wootton Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Development of a graphic medicine ‐enabled social media‐based intervention for youth social anxiety
ConclusionsEntourage represents an innovative approach to managing social anxiety in young people. Intervention elements seek to ensure longer ‐term engagement of users, in particular young men, who have unmet service needs. Results of a single‐group clinical trial of Entourage are forthcoming. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - May 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Simon Rice, Bridget O'Bree, Michael Wilson, Carla McEnery, Michelle H. Lim, Matthew Hamilton, John Gleeson, Sarah Bendall, Simon D'Alfonso, Penni Russon, Lee Valentine, Daniela Cagliarini, Simmone Howell, Christopher Miles, Marc Pearson, Ma Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE Source Type: research

The development and initial validation of the Tokophobia Severity Scale
ConclusionsThe findings provide preliminary evidence to suggest that the TSS is a brief, valid and reliable measure that may be used in the future to identify women with TP who may benefit from psychological and supportive interventions prior to delivery. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - May 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bethany M. Wootton, Elizabeth Davis, Karen Moses, Annabelle Moody, Peta Maguire Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Development of a graphic medicine ‐enabled social media‐based intervention for youth social anxiety
ConclusionsEntourage represents an innovative approach to managing social anxiety in young people. Intervention elements seek to ensure longer ‐term engagement of users, in particular young men, who have unmet service needs. Results of a single‐group clinical trial of Entourage are forthcoming. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - May 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Simon Rice, Bridget O'Bree, Michael Wilson, Carla McEnery, Michelle H. Lim, Matthew Hamilton, John Gleeson, Sarah Bendall, Simon D'Alfonso, Penni Russon, Lee Valentine, Daniela Cagliarini, Simmone Howell, Christopher Miles, Marc Pearson, Ma Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE Source Type: research

The development and initial validation of the Tokophobia Severity Scale
ConclusionsThe findings provide preliminary evidence to suggest that the TSS is a brief, valid and reliable measure that may be used in the future to identify women with TP who may benefit from psychological and supportive interventions prior to delivery. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - May 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bethany M. Wootton, Elizabeth Davis, Karen Moses, Annabelle Moody, Peta Maguire Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

“Why do I obsess about my child's flaws?”: Assessing the role of parental self‐vulnerabilities in parent–child relationship obsessive compulsive disorder (ROCD) symptoms
ConclusionsResults supported the double self ‐vulnerability hypothesis suggesting that parents with child‐value and domain‐relevant self‐vulnerabilities might be susceptible to child‐related obsessions. More research is needed to further explore susceptibility of vulnerable parents to the development and maintenance of parent–child ROCD symptoms. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - April 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Assaf Levy, Lee Tibi, Ohad Szepsenwol, Guy Doron Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A qualitative investigation of consumer experiences of the child directed interaction phase of parent –child interaction therapy with toddlers
ConclusionsResults suggest that CDI ‐T is perceived positively by consumers, and highlight a number of key program components. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - April 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jane Kohlhoff, Sara Cibralic, Sue Morgan Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Issue Information ‐ Prelim
Clinical Psychologist, Volume 24, Issue 1, March 2020. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - March 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Issue Information ‐ TOC
Clinical Psychologist, Volume 24, Issue 1, Page 1-1, March 2020. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - March 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

A clinician's quick guide to evidence ‐based approaches: Narcissistic personality disorder
Clinical Psychologist, Volume 24, Issue 1, Page 91-95, March 2020. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - March 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ross M. King, Brin F.S. Grenyer, Clint G. Gurtman, Rita Younan Tags: CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES Source Type: research

Reciprocal relations between symptoms of complicated grief, depression, and anxiety following job loss: A cross ‐lagged analysis
ConclusionsSymptom ‐levels of CG following job loss predict later depression and anxiety symptoms more strongly than vice versa. This implies that screening and targeting job loss‐related CG symptoms with early interventions might protect individuals from developing depression or anxiety symptoms after their dismi ssal. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - March 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Janske H. W. Eersel, Toon W. Taris, Paul A. Boelen Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Issue Information ‐ TOC
Clinical Psychologist, Volume 24, Issue 1, Page 1-1, March 2020. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - March 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

A clinician's quick guide to evidence ‐based approaches: Narcissistic personality disorder
Clinical Psychologist, Volume 24, Issue 1, Page 91-95, March 2020. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - March 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ross M. King, Brin F.S. Grenyer, Clint G. Gurtman, Rita Younan Tags: CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES Source Type: research

Issue Information ‐ Prelim
Clinical Psychologist, Volume 24, Issue 1, March 2020. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - March 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Alexithymia, state ‐emotion dysregulation, and eating disorder symptoms: A mediation model
ConclusionsThese findings suggest that individuals high in alexithymia may experience a limited ability to modulate their emotions in stressful moments which may put them at a greater risk for developing eating disorder symptoms. The ability to identify emotions may be a pre ‐requisite skill for developing a wider range of emotion regulation strategies. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - March 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dana B. Goetz, Erica C. Johnson, Amy E. Naugle, Lauren M. Borges Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Metacognitive therapy for binge eating disorder: A case series study
ConclusionThe results of this study suggest that MCT is a promising intervention in the treatment of BED, warranting further investigation. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - March 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Samantha Robertson, Esben Strodl Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Alexithymia, state ‐emotion dysregulation, and eating disorder symptoms: A mediation model
ConclusionsThese findings suggest that individuals high in alexithymia may experience a limited ability to modulate their emotions in stressful moments which may put them at a greater risk for developing eating disorder symptoms. The ability to identify emotions may be a pre ‐requisite skill for developing a wider range of emotion regulation strategies. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - March 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dana B. Goetz, Erica C. Johnson, Amy E. Naugle, Lauren M. Borges Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Metacognitive therapy for binge eating disorder: A case series study
ConclusionThe results of this study suggest that MCT is a promising intervention in the treatment of BED, warranting further investigation. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - March 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Samantha Robertson, Esben Strodl Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Evaluating the impact of simulation ‐based education on clinical psychology students' confidence and clinical competence
ConclusionsFrom a student perspective, simulation ‐based education ispreferred over case ‐based education as a clinical education approach. However, there is no clear evidence that simulation‐based education enhances clinical skill performance over and above case‐based education. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - March 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jade Sheen, Wendy Sutherland ‐Smith, Emma Thompson, George J. Youssef, Amanda Dudley, Ross King, Kate Hall, Nicki Dowling, Clint Gurtman, Jane A. McGillivray Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Depressed individuals' reasons for and against trying to get better
ConclusionsAddressing individuals' attitudes towards treatment and emphasising the importance of overcoming depression for achievement of personal goals may motivate individuals with depression to initiate and remain in treatment. The results underscore the importance of understanding and addressing clients' hesitations about recovery as well as their motivations for improvement. These motivators and hesitations should be assessed in the initial stations of treatment to improve the likelihood of engagement in the treatment process. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - March 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Robert A. Curland, Michelle M. Tran, Felipe Barba, Yan Leykin Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Evaluating the impact of simulation ‐based education on clinical psychology students' confidence and clinical competence
ConclusionsFrom a student perspective, simulation ‐based education ispreferred over case ‐based education as a clinical education approach. However, there is no clear evidence that simulation‐based education enhances clinical skill performance over and above case‐based education. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - March 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jade Sheen, Wendy Sutherland ‐Smith, Emma Thompson, George J. Youssef, Amanda Dudley, Ross King, Kate Hall, Nicki Dowling, Clint Gurtman, Jane A. McGillivray Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Depressed individuals' reasons for and against trying to get better
ConclusionsAddressing individuals' attitudes towards treatment and emphasising the importance of overcoming depression for achievement of personal goals may motivate individuals with depression to initiate and remain in treatment. The results underscore the importance of understanding and addressing clients' hesitations about recovery as well as their motivations for improvement. These motivators and hesitations should be assessed in the initial stations of treatment to improve the likelihood of engagement in the treatment process. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - March 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Robert A. Curland, Michelle M. Tran, Felipe Barba, Yan Leykin Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Psychometric properties of the excoriation (skin ‐picking disorder) dimensional scale
ConclusionsOverall, the SPD ‐D appears to be a brief and reliable measure of SPD symptomatology. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - February 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Angela Russell, Andrea Pozo de Bolger, Karen Moses, Aileen Luo, Bethany M. Wootton Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Burnout in psychological therapists: A cross ‐sectional study investigating the role of supervisory relationship quality
ConclusionsThere is a growing need for burnout reduction interventions in mental health ‐care professionals. The present results identify a potential role for enhancing the quality of the supervisory relationship by creating more open, safe spaces for supervisees. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - February 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Judith Johnson, Catherine Corker, Daryl B. O'Connor Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, and body image pathology in female Australian models
ConclusionsNot only are female models at ‐risk of the physical effects of maintaining a clinically underweight body, but models are at greater risk of developing body image‐related psychological illnesses, experiencing emotional stressors, and facing functional impairment than their non‐model peers. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - February 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: James Collison, Ellise Barnier Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A schema mode model of repetitive negative thinking
ConclusionThese findings conceptually support the addition of a new “over‐analysing” coping mode, which serves an avoidant function through repetitive negative thinking (a central component of mood and anxiety disorders) to the schema mode model. Generalisability of results is limited through the use of a cross‐sectional design and a heterogeneous, nonclinic al sample. Further examination of the “over‐analysing” mode may enhance Schema Therapy conceptualisations, particularly in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. Moreover, emotion‐focused techniques found to be successful in Schema...
Source: Clinical Psychologist - January 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Adele Stavropoulos, Megan Haire, Robert Brockman, Tanya Meade Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The effectiveness of dialectical behaviour therapy for treating women with obesity suffering from BED: A feasibility and pilot study
ConclusionsThis study suggests that dialectical behaviour therapy ‐based skills training is efficacious not only in reducing weight and emotional eating but also in improving the body image of females with binge eating disorder. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - December 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bahareh Dastan, Sahar Afshar Zanjani, Asghar Froueddin Adl, Mojtaba Habibi Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Effects of the Mindful Self ‐Compassion programme on clinical and health psychology trainees' well‐being: A pilot study
ConclusionThe MSC programme offers a promising way to develop professional competencies and enhance the well ‐being of trainees in clinical psychology. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - December 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jos é Ramón Yela, Mª Ángeles Gómez‐Martínez, Antonio Crego, Laura Jiménez Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Supervisees' experiences of a metacommunication intervention in clinical supervision
ConclusionThis study shows promising preliminary results of the acceptability and perceived impacts of an experiential intervention involving the use of metacommunication in supervision. (Source: Clinical Psychologist)
Source: Clinical Psychologist - December 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Fiona L. Calvert, Frank P. Deane, Jessica Barrett Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research