Longitudinal Stability of SCORS-G Dimensional Ratings, Score Ranges, and Narrative "Blandness" in a Clinical Sample
In this study, we applied the SCORS-G to Thematic Apperception Test narratives for 61 adult patients with complex psychiatric problems undergoing residential treatment over an 18-month period. Over the course of treatment, patient representations of self and others became more complex, indicating improvements in mentalization. Further, an analysis of default ratings (i.e., an aspect of story "blandness") suggested that certain shifts in SCORS-G dimensional scores over time were accounted for by greater degree of scorable content across time points, rather than changes specific to the dimensions themselves. Findings from no...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - February 25, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jeremy M Ridenour Katie C Lewis Caleb J Siefert Michelle B Stein Source Type: research

New directions in the mental health care of migrants, including refugees - A randomized controlled trial investigating the efficacy of Value Based Counseling
CONCLUSIONS: Value Based Counseling (VBC), a culturally sensitive and strength-based mental health service, is an effective short-term intervention which meets the specific mental health needs of migrants, including refugees. The study protocol was retrospectively registered in the German Clinical Trials Register (DRKS00016867).PMID:35199419 | DOI:10.1002/cpp.2728 (Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy)
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - February 24, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tahereh Mina Orang Inge Missmahl Anna-Maria Thoele Livia Valensise Anna Brenner Maryam Gardisi Helmut Peter Ulrike Kluge Source Type: research

Trainee therapist personality and the rating of cognitive-behavioural and dynamic-interpersonal therapy processes
Clin Psychol Psychother. 2022 Feb 24. doi: 10.1002/cpp.2730. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTTherapist factors are generally thought to be important predictors of the capacity to understand and respond to clinical material. The current study aims to identify which features of personality and clinical symptomatology predict a trainee therapist's rating of cognitive-behavioural (CB) and psychodynamic-interpersonal (PI) processes in video recordings of these therapies. 80 psychology trainees completed the MMPI-2-RF and watched two video recordings of therapy sessions showing prototypical examples of cognitive-behavioural (CB) a...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - February 24, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Andrew J Lewis Vance Locke Brody Heritage Sarah Seddon Source Type: research

New directions in the mental health care of migrants, including refugees - A randomized controlled trial investigating the efficacy of Value Based Counseling
CONCLUSIONS: Value Based Counseling (VBC), a culturally sensitive and strength-based mental health service, is an effective short-term intervention which meets the specific mental health needs of migrants, including refugees. The study protocol was retrospectively registered in the German Clinical Trials Register (DRKS00016867).PMID:35199419 | DOI:10.1002/cpp.2728 (Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy)
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - February 24, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tahereh Mina Orang Inge Missmahl Anna-Maria Thoele Livia Valensise Anna Brenner Maryam Gardisi Helmut Peter Ulrike Kluge Source Type: research

Trainee therapist personality and the rating of cognitive-behavioural and dynamic-interpersonal therapy processes
Clin Psychol Psychother. 2022 Feb 24. doi: 10.1002/cpp.2730. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTTherapist factors are generally thought to be important predictors of the capacity to understand and respond to clinical material. The current study aims to identify which features of personality and clinical symptomatology predict a trainee therapist's rating of cognitive-behavioural (CB) and psychodynamic-interpersonal (PI) processes in video recordings of these therapies. 80 psychology trainees completed the MMPI-2-RF and watched two video recordings of therapy sessions showing prototypical examples of cognitive-behavioural (CB) a...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - February 24, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Andrew J Lewis Vance Locke Brody Heritage Sarah Seddon Source Type: research

Characteristics of Posttraumatic Embitterment Disorder of Inpatients in a General Hospital in China
CONCLUSIONS: The present study shows that embitterment is a critical negative emotion in inpatients with somatic illnesses with comorbid depression, anxiety, and somatic symptoms. PTED and feelings of embitterment should be given proper attention in diagnosing somatic patients, and it is crucial to enhance PTED screening and intervention in the future. Future intervention studies on post-traumatic embitterment disorder could be done in general and especially in psychosomatic and somatic medicine.PMID:35187759 | DOI:10.1002/cpp.2727 (Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy)
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - February 21, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Yuting Gao Xiaoyan Wang Liangliang Tan Ting Yang Linhua Shi Huanxin Chen Wenhao Jiang Yonggui Yuan Source Type: research

The relationship between the therapeutic alliance in psychotherapy and suicidal experiences: A systematic review
Clin Psychol Psychother. 2022 Feb 15. doi: 10.1002/cpp.2726. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIt is well-established that there is a fundamental need to develop a robust therapeutic alliance to achieve positive outcomes in psychotherapy. However, little is known as to how this applies to psychotherapies which reduce suicidal experiences. The current narrative review summarizes the literature which investigates the relationship between the therapeutic alliance in psychotherapy and a range of suicidal experiences prior to, during and following psychotherapy. Systematic searches of MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Web of Science, EMBASE and B...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - February 15, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Charlotte Huggett Patricia Gooding Gillian Haddock Jody Quigley Daniel Pratt Source Type: research

Is shame the missing link between traumatic experiences and posttraumatic stress disorder in Burundian children living on the streets?
CONCLUSION: Our study suggests the mediating role of shame between traumatic experiences as well as violent experiences and PTSD symptom severity in children living on the streets. Shame in children suffering from PTSD seems to play a crucial role in the development and maintenance of PTSD symptoms.PMID:35156248 | DOI:10.1002/cpp.2725 (Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy)
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - February 14, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Anja C Rukundo-Zeller Manass é Bambonye Herv é Mugisha Jean-Arnaud Muhoza Thierry Ndayikengurukiye Lydia Nitanga Amini Ahmed Rushoza Anselm Crombach Source Type: research