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

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy group for treatment-resistant participants: a randomized controlled trial
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy group for treatment-resistant participants: a randomized controlled trial
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.
acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), randomized controlled trial (RCT), personality disorders, treatment-resistant cases, mindfulness
2212-1447
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Clarke, Sue
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Kingston, Jessica
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James, Kirsty
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Bolderston, Helen
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Remington, Bob
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Clarke, Sue
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Kingston, Jessica
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James, Kirsty
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Bolderston, Helen
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Remington, Bob
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Clarke, Sue, Kingston, Jessica, James, Kirsty, Bolderston, Helen and Remington, Bob (2014) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy group for treatment-resistant participants: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 1-10. (doi:10.1016/j.jcbs.2014.04.005).

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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.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 14 May 2014
Keywords: acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), randomized controlled trial (RCT), personality disorders, treatment-resistant cases, mindfulness
Organisations: Psychology

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Local EPrints ID: 366848
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/366848
ISSN: 2212-1447
PURE UUID: 7e6dbce4-a0ae-4c33-81b0-f1c8dacd5331

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Date deposited: 11 Jul 2014 15:53
Last modified: 16 Sep 2019 18:32

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Author: Sue Clarke
Author: Jessica Kingston
Author: Kirsty James
Author: Helen Bolderston
Author: Bob Remington

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