In her debut blog, Charlotte Kitchen reviews a small qualitative study from Ireland, which explores how young people in foster care feel about psychotherapy.[read the full story...]
Can therapeutic alliance help prevent suicide in people with psychosis?
Melanie Lafanechere and Dafni Katsampa summarise a study on the therapeutic alliance and suicidal experiences in people with psychosis receiving Cognitive Behavioural Suicide Prevention Therapy.[read the full story...]
Blended CBT for depression: does it affect the working alliance?
Destiny Kumari summarises a study on practitioners’ experience of the working alliance in a blended CBT intervention for depression.[read the full story...]
Videoconference delivered CBT for anxiety disorders: working alliance and intolerance of uncertainty
Tyler Hughes blogs about a randomised controlled trial which explores therapeutic alliance in videoconference delivered CBT for anxiety.[read the full story...]
Therapeutic alliance and goal setting in youth mental health #ActiveIngredientsMH
Jenna Jacob and Jermaine Dambi summarise a recent study which looks at therapeutic alliance in remote versus in-person settings.
They also present initial findings from their two active ingredients reviews which explore working alliance, collaborative goal setting and tracking for young people with depression or anxiety.[read the full story...]
Mentalisation-based treatment for pathological narcissism
In her debut blog, KCL student Harley McIntosh explores a paper that proposes a developmental model of narcissism centring on impairments in mentalisation. The case study paper then encourages the use of mentalisation-based treatment (MBT) for the treatment of pathological narcissism.[read the full story...]
Why CBT can fail those with OCD: service users’ perspectives
In his debut blog, Lawson Taylor summarises a preprint qualitative study that explores the views of service users with OCD or panic disorder, and tries to offer some answers as to why CBT does not work well for some people.[read the full story...]
Therapeutic alliance important to help people at risk of suicide
Charlotte Huggett summarises a naturalistic outpatient study which explores the impact that therapeutic alliance and negative responses from clinicians can have on suicidal ideation in people in therapy.[read the full story...]
CBT delivery formats for adult depression: group, telephone & guided self-help all as effective as individual therapy?
Kinga Antal reviews a network meta-analysis which finds that individual, group, telephone and guided self-help CBT are all equally effective for treating depression in adults.[read the full story...]
Therapy over the telephone: how does it compare to face-to-face? The answer might surprise you…
Imogen Bell blogs a timely systematic review which compares the interactional qualities of psychological therapy delivered face-to-face and over the telephone.[read the full story...]