How Therapists' Emotion Recognition Relates to Therapy Process and Outcome
In this study, we examined therapists' empathic abilities, using a novel task for recognizing emotions, and looked at how they related to the therapy process and outcomes. The study included 33 patient-therapist dyads. Therapist empathy was assessed with an emotion detection task, the JeFEE. Clients filled questionnaires after each session regarding therapy progress and their symptoms. We found that emotion recognition moderated the change in (a) client secure attachment to therapist, (b) client avoidant attachment to therapist (c) client working alliance (d) client rate of tense or upset they felt during the session, (e) ...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - November 1, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Maayan Abargil Orya Tishby Source Type: research

Psychotherapists' Acceptance of Telepsychotherapy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Machine Learning Approach
CONCLUSIONS: Therapists' professional self-doubt and the quality of their working alliance with their online patients appear to be the most pertinent factors associated with therapists' acceptance of TPT technology during COVID-19, and should be addressed in future training and research.PMID:34723404 | DOI:10.1002/cpp.2682 (Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy)
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - November 1, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Vera B ékés Katie Aafjes-van Doorn Sigal Zilcha-Mano Tracy Prout Leon Hoffman Source Type: research

The relationship between Body Dysmorphic Disorder Symptoms and "Not Just Right" Experiences in a sample of individuals seeking cosmetic surgery and aesthetic medicine procedures
CONCLUSIONS: NJREs may represent a potential vulnerability factor for BDD symptoms in cosmetic settings.PMID:34723408 | DOI:10.1002/cpp.2683 (Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy)
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - November 1, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Silvia Cerea Gianmaria Lovetere Gioia Bottesi Claudio Sica Marta Ghisi Source Type: research

The Assessment of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Clinical Settings: Practitioner Competencies and Perceptions
This study examined practitioner knowledge, ability, and concerns about the assessment of ACEs among parents and children in clinical settings, and the acceptability of a newly validated measure (The Adverse Life Experiences Scale; ALES) for this purpose. Participants were (N = 144) healthcare practitioners (predominantly psychologists, nurses, social workers, psychiatrists). Measures were completed online, and the effects of family characteristics on practitioner perceptions were tested experimentally using case vignettes. Participants indicated moderate-to-high levels of knowledge and ability regarding the assessment of ...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - October 27, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lindsay R McFarlane David J Hawes Source Type: research

Individual psychotherapy can reduce suicidal ideation in First Episode Psychosis: further findings from the 2-year follow-up of the "Parma Early Psychosis" program
CONCLUSION: Suicidal ideation is clinically relevant in FEP, but seems to improve overtime together with the provision of specific, patient-tailored and integrated EIP treatments, especially individual psychotherapy.PMID:34704336 | DOI:10.1002/cpp.2678 (Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy)
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - October 27, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lorenzo Pelizza Davide Maestri Emanuela Leuci Emanuela Quattrone Silvia Azzali Giuseppina Paulillo Pietro Pellegrini Source Type: research

The Assessment of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Clinical Settings: Practitioner Competencies and Perceptions
This study examined practitioner knowledge, ability, and concerns about the assessment of ACEs among parents and children in clinical settings, and the acceptability of a newly validated measure (The Adverse Life Experiences Scale; ALES) for this purpose. Participants were (N = 144) healthcare practitioners (predominantly psychologists, nurses, social workers, psychiatrists). Measures were completed online, and the effects of family characteristics on practitioner perceptions were tested experimentally using case vignettes. Participants indicated moderate-to-high levels of knowledge and ability regarding the assessment of ...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - October 27, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lindsay R McFarlane David J Hawes Source Type: research

Individual psychotherapy can reduce suicidal ideation in First Episode Psychosis: further findings from the 2-year follow-up of the "Parma Early Psychosis" program
CONCLUSION: Suicidal ideation is clinically relevant in FEP, but seems to improve overtime together with the provision of specific, patient-tailored and integrated EIP treatments, especially individual psychotherapy.PMID:34704336 | DOI:10.1002/cpp.2678 (Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy)
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - October 27, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lorenzo Pelizza Davide Maestri Emanuela Leuci Emanuela Quattrone Silvia Azzali Giuseppina Paulillo Pietro Pellegrini Source Type: research

The Assessment of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Clinical Settings: Practitioner Competencies and Perceptions
This study examined practitioner knowledge, ability, and concerns about the assessment of ACEs among parents and children in clinical settings, and the acceptability of a newly validated measure (The Adverse Life Experiences Scale; ALES) for this purpose. Participants were (N = 144) healthcare practitioners (predominantly psychologists, nurses, social workers, psychiatrists). Measures were completed online, and the effects of family characteristics on practitioner perceptions were tested experimentally using case vignettes. Participants indicated moderate-to-high levels of knowledge and ability regarding the assessment of ...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - October 27, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lindsay R McFarlane David J Hawes Source Type: research

Individual psychotherapy can reduce suicidal ideation in First Episode Psychosis: further findings from the 2-year follow-up of the "Parma Early Psychosis" program
CONCLUSION: Suicidal ideation is clinically relevant in FEP, but seems to improve overtime together with the provision of specific, patient-tailored and integrated EIP treatments, especially individual psychotherapy.PMID:34704336 | DOI:10.1002/cpp.2678 (Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy)
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - October 27, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lorenzo Pelizza Davide Maestri Emanuela Leuci Emanuela Quattrone Silvia Azzali Giuseppina Paulillo Pietro Pellegrini Source Type: research

The Assessment of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Clinical Settings: Practitioner Competencies and Perceptions
This study examined practitioner knowledge, ability, and concerns about the assessment of ACEs among parents and children in clinical settings, and the acceptability of a newly validated measure (The Adverse Life Experiences Scale; ALES) for this purpose. Participants were (N = 144) healthcare practitioners (predominantly psychologists, nurses, social workers, psychiatrists). Measures were completed online, and the effects of family characteristics on practitioner perceptions were tested experimentally using case vignettes. Participants indicated moderate-to-high levels of knowledge and ability regarding the assessment of ...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - October 27, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lindsay R McFarlane David J Hawes Source Type: research

Individual psychotherapy can reduce suicidal ideation in First Episode Psychosis: further findings from the 2-year follow-up of the "Parma Early Psychosis" program
CONCLUSION: Suicidal ideation is clinically relevant in FEP, but seems to improve overtime together with the provision of specific, patient-tailored and integrated EIP treatments, especially individual psychotherapy.PMID:34704336 | DOI:10.1002/cpp.2678 (Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy)
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - October 27, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lorenzo Pelizza Davide Maestri Emanuela Leuci Emanuela Quattrone Silvia Azzali Giuseppina Paulillo Pietro Pellegrini Source Type: research

No Self-Serving Bias in Therapists' Evaluations of Clients' Premature Treatment Termination. An approximate replication of Murdock et al. (2010)
Clin Psychol Psychother. 2021 Oct 25. doi: 10.1002/cpp.2677. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIn an often-cited study, Murdock et al. (2010) found that therapists are more likely to attribute premature treatment termination to client characteristics than to themselves, a finding that the authors interpreted in terms of a Self-Serving Bias (SSB). We replicated and extended the study of Murdock et al. (2010, study 2), Psychologists and psychotherapists (N = 91) read two case vignettes about premature treatment terminations of clients that in a between-subjects set-up, were either described as own clients or other therapists' cl...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - October 25, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Brechje Dandachi-FitzGerald Laura Meijs Isabelle M A J Moonen Harald Merckelbach Source Type: research

Effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions on psychotherapy processes: a systematic review
In this study, we conducted a systematic review of the effectiveness of MBIs applied to psychotherapists to increase their self-perceived empathy, therapeutic alliance reported by them and their patients, and the effects perceived by patients on their symptomatology. Sixteen efficacy studies evaluating the impact of an MBI on some of these variables were identified, of which six included measures evaluated by the patients whose therapists received the MBI. The risk of bias of the included studies was analyzed following the methodological standards. We found very different designs and methodologies in the studies included i...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - October 23, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Elena Garrote-Caparr ós Miguel Bellosta-Batalla Luis Moya-Albiol Ausi às Cebolla Source Type: research