Comparing cognitive behavior therapy, problem solving therapy and treatment as usual in a high risk population

Stewart, Carmen D. and Quinn, Andrea and Plever, Sally and Emmerson, Brett (2009) Comparing cognitive behavior therapy, problem solving therapy and treatment as usual in a high risk population. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 39 (5). pp. 538-547. ISSN 0363-0234


Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), problem-solving therapy (PST), or treatment as usual (TAU) were compared in the management of suicide attempters. Participants completed the Beck Hopelessness Scale, Beck Scale for Suicidal Ideation, Social Problem-Solving Inventory, and Client Satisfaction Questionnaire at pre- and posttreatment. Both CBT and PST indicated significant improvements over time within the majority of measured variables; when compared to TAU, both groups showed significant differences on satisfaction. When PST was compared to TAU, results indicated significant differences on suicidal ideation, indicating overall efficacy of brief therapies with suicide attempters.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2010 08:01
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2014 03:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: suicide; Beck Hopelessness Scale; Beck Scale for Suicidal Ideation; Social Problem-Solving Inventory
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110319 Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1521/suli.2009.39.5.538

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