Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Psychol Psychother. 2009 Mar;82(Pt 1):57-72. doi: 10.1348/147608308X336100. Epub 2008 Aug 28.

Evaluating a cognitive analytic therapy service; practice-based outcomes and comparisons with person-centred and cognitive-behavioural therapies.

Author information

  • 1Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

Evaluations of the clinical effectiveness of cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) are scarce and therefore represent an urgent service and research need. This paper sought to evaluate a CAT service by profiling CAT clients, examining the outcomes achieved by the CAT service and also comparing such outcomes with those achieved by other services, namely the person-centred service and the cognitive-behavioural service.

DESIGN:

Patients in routine practice were matched according to the amount of therapy time received (either brief or medium-term contracts) and the degree of initial presenting psychological distress.

METHODS:

Patients completed a variety of validated scales of psychological functioning (Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI), and Inventory of Interpersonal Problems (IIP-32)) at assessment and termination of psychological intervention.

RESULTS:

The results indicate broad similarities between the outcomes achieved by the services, with rates of clinically significant improvement comparable, in the main, across the three services.

CONCLUSIONS:

The results are discussed in terms of (a) the service delivery implications and (b) future indicated pragmatic research and evaluation efforts.

PMID:
18759998
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk