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, 201-209 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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. Vol. 21, no 2, 201-209 p.
brief psychotherapy, outcome research, trainee, self-image
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-38983DOI: 10.1080/10503307.2010.542783OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-38983DiVA: diva2:386865