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Hildebrand Karlén, M., Lindqvist Bagge, A.-S., Fahlke, C. & Armelius, K. (2019). Alcohol intoxicated witnesses' interpretation of social behavior in intimate partner violence. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 33(4), 468-479
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Alcohol intoxicated witnesses' interpretation of social behavior in intimate partner violence
2019 (English)In: Applied Cognitive Psychology, ISSN 0888-4080, E-ISSN 1099-0720, Vol. 33, no 4, p. 468-479Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Alcohol intoxication affects social information processing, though research is scarce regarding how alcohol affected eyewitnesses' perception of social interaction within an applied forensic context. In the present study, the effects of alcohol intoxication on eyewitnesses' perception of interaction in intimate partner violence (IPV) were investigated. The participants (n = 152) were randomized to an experimental (alcohol) or control group (juice). After consumption, they viewed a filmed IPV scenario where both interacting parties were confrontational. Afterwards, they rated the involved parties' behavior. Several behaviors were perceived in a similar manner by intoxicated and sober participants, but intoxicated participants perceived both parties' attacking behaviors and some of the man's prosocial behaviors differently than sober participants. Hence, alcohol affected some, but not all, kinds of social behaviors investigated in the present study. This would be of interest to legal praxis and to future studies on intoxicated witnesses to interpersonal violence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2019
Keywords
aggression, alcohol intoxication, antisocial behavior, eyewitness, social behavior, violence
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-161923 (URN)10.1002/acp.3505 (DOI)000475404200003 ()2-s2.0-85059076596 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-08-06 Created: 2019-08-06 Last updated: 2019-08-06Bibliographically approved
Pasquali, C. E., Ybrandt, H. & Armelius, K. (2018). Client self-image, therapist acting, and the establishment of the therapeutic alliance in a training context. European Journal of Psychotherapy, 20(4), 373-390
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Client self-image, therapist acting, and the establishment of the therapeutic alliance in a training context
2018 (English)In: European Journal of Psychotherapy, ISSN 1364-2537, E-ISSN 1469-5901, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 373-390Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study examined how clients' self-image and perception of therapist's behavior are related to the therapeutic alliance, as well as how these variables change in the psychotherapy process in trainee-led psychotherapy. A total of 164 participants (M = 28.9 years) who attended two semesters of treatment at the Psychology Clinic of Umea University completed the Working Alliance Inventory (WAI) to evaluate their perception of their alliance with the therapist. They also completed two questionnaires based on the Structural Analysis of Social Behavior (SASB) model to give insight into their self-image patterns and to analyze their perceptions of the therapist's behavior. The results show that a positive self-image and positive perceptions of the therapist's actions increased significantly over the course of the therapy, with a corresponding decrease in negative patterns. The alliance scores show that the therapeutic alliance gains significance over time and that it is influenced more by the perception of the therapist's behavior than by the self-image. The self-image becomes relevant after the mid part of therapy, underlining the role of the therapist in co-creating the treatment relationship. The implications of these results are discussed, and so are directions for future research in other traineeled settings and samples.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
Keywords
Self-image, therapeutic alliance, perception of therapist behavior, SASB, WAI, psychotherapy
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-157353 (URN)10.1080/13642537.2018.1529687 (DOI)000457598400002 ()
Available from: 2019-03-15 Created: 2019-03-15 Last updated: 2019-03-15Bibliographically approved
Armelius, B.-Å. & Armelius, K. (2016). UBÅT: En ny metod för uppföljning och beskrivning av åtgärder i missbruksvård. Socionomen (4), 14-18
Open this publication in new window or tab >>UBÅT: En ny metod för uppföljning och beskrivning av åtgärder i missbruksvård
2016 (Swedish)In: Socionomen, ISSN 0283-1929, no 4, p. 14-18Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2016
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-124239 (URN)
Available from: 2016-07-28 Created: 2016-07-28 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Armelius, K., Armelius, B.-Å., Engström, C., Brännström, J. & Nyström, S. (2014). Brukarna är nöjda med missbruksvården - även om problemen inte förbättrats. Socionomen (7), 38-53
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Brukarna är nöjda med missbruksvården - även om problemen inte förbättrats
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2014 (Swedish)In: Socionomen, ISSN 0283-1929, no 7, p. 38-53Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2014
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-99028 (URN)
Available from: 2015-02-02 Created: 2015-02-02 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Lundgren, L., Wilkey, C., Chassler, D., Sandlund, M., Armelius, B.-Å., Armelius, K. & Brännström, J. (2014). Integrating addiction and mental health treatment within a national addiction treatment system: Using multiple statistical methods to analyze client and interviewer assessment of co-occurring mental health problems. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 31(1), 59-79
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Integrating addiction and mental health treatment within a national addiction treatment system: Using multiple statistical methods to analyze client and interviewer assessment of co-occurring mental health problems
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2014 (English)In: Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, ISSN 1455-0725, E-ISSN 1458-6126, Vol. 31, no 1, p. 59-79Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIMS - For a Swedish national sample of 12,833 individuals assessed for a substance use disorder (SUD) (2002-2008) in the Swedish welfare system, client self-report and clinical staff Addiction Severity Index (ASI) assessment data were used to assess mental health problem severity and needs. METHODS - Analysis of client self-report data using regression methods identified demographic characteristics associated with reporting significant mental health problems. Clinical staff assessment data from the ASI Interviewer Severity Rating (ISR) score were used to develop a K-means cluster analysis with three client cluster profiles: Narcotics (n=4795); Alcohol (n=4380); and Alcohol and Psychiatric Problems (n=3658). Chi-square and one-way ANOVA analyses identified self-reported mental health problems for these clusters. RESULTS - 44% of clients had a history of using outpatient mental health treatment, 45% reported current mental health symptoms, and 19% reported significant mental health problems. Women were 1.6 times more likely to report significant mental health problems than men. Staff assessed that 74.8% of clients had current mental health problems and that 13.9% had significant mental health problems. Client and staff results were congruent in identifying that clients in the Alcohol profile were less likely (5%) to report having significant mental health problems compared to the other two profiles (30% each). CONCLUSIONS - About 19% of clients with SUDs reported significant mental health problems, need integrated addiction and mental health treatment, and these clients are clustered in two population groups. An additional 25% of the addiction treatment population report current mental health symptoms and have at some point used mental health treatment. This national level assessment of the extent and severity of co-occurring disorders can inform decisions made regarding policy shifts towards an integrated system and the needs of clients with co-occurring disorders.

Keywords
substance abuse and mental health, integration, substance abuse and mental health treatment, substance abuse and mental health systems, Sweden, addiction prevalence
National Category
Substance Abuse
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-88341 (URN)10.2478/nsad-2014-0005 (DOI)000332788800005 ()
Available from: 2014-06-10 Created: 2014-04-30 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Lundgren, L. M., Armelius, B.-Å., Armelius, K., Brännström, J., Chassler, D. & Sullivan, L. (2012). Beskriving av tre klientprofiler inom svensk missbruksvård. Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, 19(3/4), 200-216
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Beskriving av tre klientprofiler inom svensk missbruksvård
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2012 (Swedish)In: Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, ISSN 1104-1420, Vol. 19, no 3/4, p. 200-216Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

En klusteranalys av intervjuarskattningar från ASI-intervjuns sju olika livsområden för 12833 klienter visade att klienterna kan delas in i tre olika klientprofiler: Narkotikaprofil, Avgränsade alkoholproblem och Alkohol och psykiska problem. I artikeln jämförs de tre profilerna med avseende på missbruksmönster, demografiska faktorer, sociala och psykiska problem, hälsa och immigrationsstatus.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Förbundet för forskning i socialt arbete (FORSA), 2012
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-86522 (URN)
Available from: 2014-02-28 Created: 2014-02-28 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Armelius, B.-Å. & Armelius, K. (2011). En naturalistisk studie av 14000 svenska missbruksklienter baserad på Addiction Severity Index, ASI (kap 6ed.). In: Missbruket, kunskapen, vården: Missbruksutredningens forskningsbilaga (pp. 97-168). Stockholm: Fritzes
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En naturalistisk studie av 14000 svenska missbruksklienter baserad på Addiction Severity Index, ASI
2011 (Swedish)In: Missbruket, kunskapen, vården: Missbruksutredningens forskningsbilaga, Stockholm: Fritzes , 2011, kap 6, p. 97-168Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Studien bygger på 14 000 grundintervjuer och 3 000 uppföljningsintervjuermed klienter vid 50 olika enheter för missbruksvård iSverige, som har intervjuats med ASI-intervjun. Intervjuarskattningarav problem visar att problemen är störst med alkohol, följt avproblem med psykisk hälsa, narkotika, arbete/försörjning, familj/umgänge, fysisk hälsa och kriminalitet. Dominerande problemdrog äralkohol (57 procent), narkotika (37 procent) och båda (6 procent).Indikationer på tungt missbruk och svår psykisk störning togs framför ASI-data och enligt dessa uppvisar 17 procent av klienternatungt narkotikamissbruk, 13 procent tungt alkoholmissbruk och 2procent både tungt narkotika- och tungt alkoholmissbruk. Svårpsykisk störning indikeras av 28 procent av klienterna.Skillnader mellan män och kvinnor är små. Yngre missbrukarehar en betydligt sämre social situation, mer narkotikaproblem och merproblem med psykisk hälsa. Klienterna har delats in i tre åtskilda menhomogena problemprofiler. En knapp tredjedel av klienterna har fåttbehandling för sitt missbruk någon gång medan drygt hälften harfått behandling i psykiatrin. Behandling för alkoholproblem ärnågot vanligare för män, medan behandling för psykiska problem ärvanligare för kvinnor. Klienter med tungt missbruk eller svårpsykisk störning har fått behandling oftare än andra.Drygt 20 procent av klienterna har följts upp efter ca ett år.Störst förbättring sker inom alkohol där nästan hälften av klienternauppvisar en reliabel förbättring. Inom psykisk hälsa är detdrygt 40 procent och inom narkotika drygt 30 procent somförbättras.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Fritzes, 2011 Edition: kap 6
Series
SOU, ISSN 0375-250X ; 2011:6
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-41827 (URN)978-91-38-23525-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-04-01 Created: 2011-04-01 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Dennhag, I., Ybrandt, H. & Armelius, K. (2011). Self-image pattern as predictors of change and outcome of trainee-led psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research, 21(2), 201-209
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Self-image pattern as predictors of change and outcome of trainee-led psychotherapy
2011 (English)In: Psychotherapy Research, ISSN 1050-3307, E-ISSN 1468-4381, Vol. 21, no 2, p. 201-209Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigated the outcome of undergraduate trainee-led psychotherapy and how different self-image patterns explain symptom change. Pre- and post-treatment data from 235 Swedish outpatients were used. Clients were assessed with Symptom Checklist-90 (SCL-90) and the Structural Analysis of Social Behavior (SASB). Outcome effect size was moderate and in line with earlier studies on trainees. Clinical significant change showed that 42% of all clients were recovered or improved after 18 sessions in either training condition PDT or CBT. Regression analysis showed that a more negative self-image and higher levels of self-control before treatment predicted improvement in both psychiatric symptoms and personality factors. A negative self-image, when observed before treatment, can be understood as an increased motivation for change.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2011
Keywords
brief psychotherapy, outcome research, trainee, self-image
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-38983 (URN)10.1080/10503307.2010.542783 (DOI)
Available from: 2011-01-13 Created: 2011-01-13 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Tafvelin, S., Armelius, K. & Westerberg, K. (2011). Toward understanding the direct and indirect effects of transformational leadership on well-being: A longitudinal study. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 18(4), 480-492
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Toward understanding the direct and indirect effects of transformational leadership on well-being: A longitudinal study
2011 (English)In: Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, ISSN 1071-7919, Vol. 18, no 4, p. 480-492Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this two-wave longitudinal panel study, the authors strived to advance understanding of how transformational leadership affects employee well-being over time. The authors proposed a model that included both direct and indirect effects, which was tested in a sample of social service employees. Results of structural equation modeling revealed that transformational leadership had no direct effect on well-being over time. Instead, both the short-term and long-term effects of transformational leadership on well-being were mediated by a positive climate for innovation. The study contributes to knowledge about the complicated processes by which leaders influence well-being of employees.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SAGE, 2011
Keywords
transformational leadership, climate for innovation, affective well-being, longitudinal study, social work
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-48674 (URN)10.1177/1548051811418342 (DOI)
Available from: 2011-10-27 Created: 2011-10-27 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Ybrandt, H. & Armelius, K. (2010). Adolescents' mental health and their images of self and parents. European Journal of Mental Health, 5(1), 59-75
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Adolescents' mental health and their images of self and parents
2010 (English)In: European Journal of Mental Health, ISSN 1788-4934, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 59-75Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The relation between images of self and parents as defined in interpersonal theory and by the Structural Analysis of Social Behaviour (Benjamin), and internalizing and externalizing problems, as defined by the Youth Self-Report (Achenbach) was studied in a sample of 199 nonclinical adolescents (92 boys and 107 girls) aged between 13 and 17 years. Regression analyses showed that the pattern relating images of self and parents to mental health problems was different for boys and girls. Internalizing problems for girls were best predicted from aspects of their self-image while for boys parental behaviour played a larger role. A pattern of self-blame and lower self-affirmation together with parental blame was important for girls’ externalizing problems and a pattern of self-neglect and low self-autonomy and an uncertainty of parental love were important for boys externalizing problems. Results emphasize that boys and girls have different kinds of vulnerabilities as risk factors for mental health problems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Budapest: Akadémia Kiadó, 2010
Keywords
adolescence, mental health, image of self, image of parents, SASB, YSR
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-34768 (URN)10.1556/EJMH.5.2010.1.4 (DOI)
Available from: 2010-06-17 Created: 2010-06-17 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
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