Acceptance and Commitment Therapy group for treatment-resistant participants: A randomized controlled trial

Authors: Clarke, S., Kingston, J., James, K., Bolderston, H. and Remington, B.

Journal: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science

ISSN: 2212-1447

DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2014.04.005

Abstract:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a theoretically coherent approach addressing common processes across a range of disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a group-based ACT intervention for "treatment-resistant" participants with various diagnoses, who had already completed at least one psychosocial intervention. Of 61 individuals randomized into a service-based trial comparing ACT and Treatment as Usual based on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TAU-CBT), 45 provided data (ACT n=26; TAU-CBT n=19). Primary outcomes were measures of psychological symptoms. All participants showed reduced symptoms immediately after intervention but improvements were more completely sustained in the ACT group at 6-month follow-up. More elaborate and more fully controlled evaluations are required to confirm the findings, improve understanding of ACT processes and assess health economic benefits. © 2014.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/23295/

Source: Scopus

Preferred by: Helen Bolderston

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy group for treatment-resistant participants: A randomized controlled trial

Authors: Clarke, S., Kingston, J., James, K., Bolderston, H. and Remington, B.

Journal: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science

Volume: 3

Issue: 3

Pages: 179-188

ISSN: 2212-1447

DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2014.04.005

Abstract:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a theoretically coherent approach addressing common processes across a range of disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a group-based ACT intervention for "treatment-resistant" participants with various diagnoses, who had already completed at least one psychosocial intervention. Of 61 individuals randomized into a service-based trial comparing ACT and Treatment as Usual based on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TAU-CBT), 45 provided data (ACT n = 26; TAU-CBT n = 19). Primary outcomes were measures of psychological symptoms. All participants showed reduced symptoms immediately after intervention but improvements were more completely sustained in the ACT group at 6-month follow-up. More elaborate and more fully controlled evaluations are required to confirm the findings, improve understanding of ACT processes and assess health economic benefits.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/23295/

Source: Scopus