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Evaluation of an ACT trans-diagnostic pathway in an NHS Community Mental Health Team for adults

Evaluation of an ACT trans-diagnostic pathway in an NHS Community Mental Health Team for adults
Evaluation of an ACT trans-diagnostic pathway in an NHS Community Mental Health Team for adults
Background: this presentation outlines the development of an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy transdiagnostic pathway in a secondary care NHS community adult mental health service. Nine non therapy staff (social workers, nurses and occupational therapists) and 8 therapy staff (psychologists and a psychotherapist) received 4 training days and supervision over 6 months for their first case from experienced ACT therapists.

Method: clients predominantly presented with depression, but many had comorbid diagnoses such as traumatic brain injury, personality disorders, PTSD and bipolar disorder. Clients were seen for 12 weekly sessions. Clients completed the CORE, PHQ-9, Valued Living Questionnaire (VLQ) and 7 item Cognitive Fusion Questionnaire (CFQ) pre and post therapy and at 3 and 6 month follow-up.

Results: for the initial 8 clients completing 12 sessions, there were significant improvements on all measures post-therapy: CFQ: t(7)=2.51, p<.05, one-tailed, VLQ Importance: t(6)=-2.23, p<.05, one-tailed, VLQ Action t(6)=-2.34, p<.05, one-tailed, PHQ t(7)=2.57, p<.05, one-tailed and CORE total t(7)=3.07, p<.01, one-tailed. Results from additional participants and follow up will be available by the time of the conference.

Results: these initial findings suggest that ACT is an effective intervention when delivered in this setting by both trained therapists and other health professionals
Richardson, T.
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Bell, L
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Richardson, T.
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Bell, L
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Richardson, T. and Bell, L (2014) Evaluation of an ACT trans-diagnostic pathway in an NHS Community Mental Health Team for adults. ACT/Contextual Behaviour Science Conference, Ireland. 04 - 05 Dec 2014. (doi:10.13140/2.1.4887.7120).

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Abstract

Background: this presentation outlines the development of an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy transdiagnostic pathway in a secondary care NHS community adult mental health service. Nine non therapy staff (social workers, nurses and occupational therapists) and 8 therapy staff (psychologists and a psychotherapist) received 4 training days and supervision over 6 months for their first case from experienced ACT therapists.

Method: clients predominantly presented with depression, but many had comorbid diagnoses such as traumatic brain injury, personality disorders, PTSD and bipolar disorder. Clients were seen for 12 weekly sessions. Clients completed the CORE, PHQ-9, Valued Living Questionnaire (VLQ) and 7 item Cognitive Fusion Questionnaire (CFQ) pre and post therapy and at 3 and 6 month follow-up.

Results: for the initial 8 clients completing 12 sessions, there were significant improvements on all measures post-therapy: CFQ: t(7)=2.51, p<.05, one-tailed, VLQ Importance: t(6)=-2.23, p<.05, one-tailed, VLQ Action t(6)=-2.34, p<.05, one-tailed, PHQ t(7)=2.57, p<.05, one-tailed and CORE total t(7)=3.07, p<.01, one-tailed. Results from additional participants and follow up will be available by the time of the conference.

Results: these initial findings suggest that ACT is an effective intervention when delivered in this setting by both trained therapists and other health professionals

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Published date: 4 December 2014
Venue - Dates: ACT/Contextual Behaviour Science Conference, Ireland, 2014-12-04 - 2014-12-05
Organisations: Psychology

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URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/368542
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Date deposited: 12 Dec 2014 08:57
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 01:46

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