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Everybody has won and all must have prices

Babl, Anna (2019). Everybody has won and all must have prices. (Thesis). Universität Bern, Bern

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This dissertation presents four articles as part of the Improve Project (project 100019_159425) funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and granted to Franz Caspar as principal investigator and Thomas Berger and Martin grosse Holtforth as co-applicants. The Improve Project is concerned with psychotherapy integration and investigates the effects of combining Bernese cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with elements of emotion-focused therapy (EFT) or aspects of self-regulation theory (SR) in a randomized controlled trial with add-on design. The project falls in the category of assimilative integration, which reflects common integrative practice but lacks empirical support. Previous research and research gaps are presented which the Improve Project and this dissertation aim to fill. Article one of this dissertation presents the study protocol of the Improve Project. Article two describes a study examining the therapeutic adherence to the two treatment conditions CBT + EFT and CBT + SR. Article three, a meta-analysis, was conducted to evaluate the current state of research on defense mechanisms in longitudinal studies. Article four presents a study investigating change in defense mechanisms over the course of psychotherapy depending on treatment condition and diagnostic group. An introduction to the topic of psychotherapy integration is followed by the four articles. On the basis of the presented results, possibilities and limitations of this dissertation are discussed and an outlook for future research in the field of psychotherapy integration is given. Bridging the gap between research and practice may well produce treatments that are rooted in both clinical reality and empirical validation.

Item Type: Thesis
Dissertation Type: Cumulative
Date of Defense: 6 January 2019
Subjects: 100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
Institute / Center: 07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
Depositing User: Hammer Igor
Date Deposited: 21 May 2019 12:42
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2020 01:30

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