Outcomes of cognitive analytic therapy delivered by trainees

DARONGKAMAS Jural, et al
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Today, July/August 2015, pp.24-27.
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Cognitive analytical therapy (CAT) can be used as an alternative form of psychotherapy for patients who do not respond to cognitive behavioural therapy, especially where personality difficulties and disorders contribute to symptoms. CAT is also in guidelines such as the NICE Guidelines for Eating Disorders. This evaluation aimed to assess the effectiveness of cognitive analytical therapy (CAT) delivered by 15 trainees in their usual work setting. All trainees were qualified mental health professionals with training and experience in conducting psychological therapy. Trainees attended an introductory two day workshop and then attended a course involving 20 training days over two years. Outcome measures were taken before the start and at the end of the therapy using CORE OM and IIP 32. Forty-seven patients completed pre- and post- CORE 34 questionnaires and 39 completed pre- and post-IIP 32 questionnaires. Patients showed significantly significant post-treatment improvement on the CORE OM and IIP 32 outcome measures. The evaluation found that cognitive analytic therapy delivered by trainees can provide significant benefits to people with mental health problems. (Edited publisher abstract)

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mental health problems, cognitive behavioural therapy, training, evaluation, psychotherapy;
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