Do emotion regulation strategies mediate the attachment –paranoia association? An experimental study of repeated attachment imagery priming and stress buffering
ConclusionsSecure attachment imagery reduces state paranoia and anxiety and could be incorporated into psychotherapies to attenuate clinical paranoia. Measurement of state emotion regulation was problematic. Attachment imagery does not buffer stress; further research is required to test whether secure imagery facilitates recovery from stress. Attachment style is likely to account for trait paranoia via attachment-congruent emotion regulation strategies. Research is now needed to determine if these strategies can be targeted to alleviate paranoia in clinical populations. (Source: Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice)
Source: Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice - May 18, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Monica Sood, Katherine B. Carnelley, Katherine Newman ‐Taylor Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

Using routine outcome measures as clinical process tools: Maximising the therapeutic yield in the IAPT programme when working remotely
ConclusionsThe administration of outcome measures needs to ensure validity and reliability. Therapeutic yield from session-by-session outcome measures could be enhanced by focusing on three main areas: (1) adopting a collaborative conversational approach, (2) maximising the use of total and items scores and (3) integrating outcome measures with in-session treatment decisions.Shifting the perception of outcome measures as impersonal numbers to being process clinical tools ensures a personalised delivery of psychological interventions and has the potential to enhance engagement from practitioners and patients what may reduce...
Source: Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice - May 16, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Cintia L. Faija, Penny Bee, Karina Lovell, Nicky Lidbetter, Judith Gellatly, Kerry Ardern, Kelly Rushton, Helen Brooks, Dean McMillan, Christopher J. Armitage, Rebecca Woodhouse, Michael Barkham Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

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Source: Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice - May 11, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

A systematic review of the relationship between momentary emotional states and nonsuicidal self ‐injurious thoughts and behaviours
ConclusionsThe results support affect regulation models of NSSI, and demonstrate the value of ESM studies, specifically those sampling more than once per day, in plotting the temporal, “in-the-moment” characteristics of these processes. (Source: Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice)
Source: Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice - May 9, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alexandra C. Brown, Katie Dhingra, Terence D. Brown, Adam N. Danquah, Peter James Taylor Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Changes in positive and negative voice content in cognitive ‐behavioural therapy for distressing voices
ConclusionsThe cognitive component of CBT for distressing voices may be associated with changes in negative, but not positive, voice content. There may be benefit to enhancing these effects by developing treatments targeting specific processes involved in negative and positive voice content and further exploring efficacy in well-powered, controlled trials with more comprehensive measures of voice content. (Source: Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice)
Source: Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice - May 7, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel M. Brand, Johanna C. Badcock, Georgie Paulik Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

A novel smartphone ‐based intervention targeting sleep difficulties in individuals experiencing psychosis: A feasibility and acceptability evaluation
ConclusionsIt is feasible and acceptable to deliver therapist-guided CBT for sleep problems by smartphone app for individuals with psychosis. This method provides a low-intensity, accessible intervention, which could be offered more routinely. Further research to determine treatment efficacy is warranted. (Source: Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice)
Source: Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice - April 29, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kathryn M. Taylor, Jonathan Bradley, Matteo Cella Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

‘It's like they're learning what it is for the very first time’: Clinician's accounts of self‐compassion in clients whose parents experience mental illness
ConclusionsThis group of clinicians viewed self-compassion as relevant to clients whose parents have mental illness and believe it can be introduced therapeutically in various ways. Suggestions are made for tailoring self-compassion training to the needs and experiences of this group. (Source: Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice)
Source: Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice - April 27, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Addy J. Dunkley ‐Smith, Andrea E. Reupert, Jade A. Sheen Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

The service user experience of SlowMo therapy: A co ‐produced thematic analysis of service users’ subjective experience
ConclusionsFor these service users, slowing down for a moment was helpful, and integrated into thinking over time. Learning from social connections reflected reduced isolation, and enhanced learning through videos, vignettes, and peers. The central role of the supportive therapist and the triangle of alliance between service user, therapist, and digital platform were effective in promoting positive therapeutic outcomes. (Source: Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice)
Source: Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice - April 21, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kathryn E. Greenwood, Megha Gurnani, Tom Ward, Evelin Vogel, Claire Vella, Alison McGourty, Sam Robertson, Catarina Sacadura, Amy Hardy, Mar Rus ‐Calafell, Nicola Collett, Richard Emsley, Daniel Freeman, David Fowler, Elizabeth Kuipers, P Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research