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Behav Cogn Psychother. 2009 Oct;37(5):585-93. doi: 10.1017/S1352465809990129. Epub 2009 Jun 23.

Who attends and who benefits from CBT "self-confidence" workshops run in routine practice? A pilot study.

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South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, UK. m.prytys@ucl.ac.uk

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

This study examined characteristics of members of the public who self-referred and the effectiveness of psycho-educational CBT self-confidence workshops when run in routine practice.

METHOD:

Repeated measures were employed at pre- and post-workshop stages.

RESULTS:

Of the 56 members of the general public who self-referred to the workshops, 70% were above the clinical cut-offs for Global Distress (CORE OM) and 86% were above the clinical cut offs for depression symptomatology (CES-D). Follow up data (n = 31) showed significant reduction in self-reported distress and depression at 4-week follow-up. A further analysis showed that those whose scores were above the clinical threshold at initial presentation benefited most but those with scores below the threshold did not seem to benefit.

CONCLUSIONS:

This study demonstrates that psycho-educational CBT workshops attract those with high levels of distress and depression, and have potential as a cost effective means of disseminating psychological interventions.

PMID:
19545480
DOI:
10.1017/S1352465809990129
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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