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SALVAGING PSYCHOTHERAPY RESEARCH: A MANIFESTO

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James C. COYNE* 1, 2 & Robin N. KOK 3,4 1 Department of Health Psychology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center, Groningen, the Netherlands 2 Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA 3 Department of Clinical Psychology and the EMGO institute for Health and Care […]

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IMPROVING PUBLICATION STANDARDS FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY OUTCOME STUDIES

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Bruce A. THYER* College of Social Work, Florida State University, USA Keywords: psychotherapy research, publication standards, evidence-based practice. Bruce A. Thyer The manifesto on salvaging psychotherapy research has much to commend it and I compliment Coyne and Kok for their unflinching criticism and proposed stringent solutions. Almost all the methodological, peer review and publication shortcomings […]

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THE FUTURE OF EMPIRICALLY SUPPORTED TREATMENTS: A COMMENT ON COYNE AND KOK

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E. David KLONSKY * Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Canada   Keywords: psychotherapy outcome research, empirically supported treatments, society of clinical psychology. David E. Klonsky Coyne and Kok (this issue) argue that the state of psychotherapy research is dire. They further argue that substantial improvements in methodological standards and practices are necessary for […]

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REPLY TO “SALVAGING PSYCHOTHERAPY RESEARCH: A MANIFESTO” BY JAMES C. COYNE AND ROBIN N. KOK

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Eileen GAMBRILL * School of Social Welfare, University of California at Berkeley, USA Eillen Gambrill  Coyne and Kok describe many of the shortcomings of research design and reporting. Many have been described for decades yet continue, revealing the degree of avoidable ignorance in this area encouraged by pursuit of status and money and related cognitive […]

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PREDICTORS OF QUALITY OF LIFE DURING CHEMOTHERAPY FOR BREAST CANCER. INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF MULTIDIMENSIONAL SYMPTOMS AND DYSFUNCTIONAL BELIEFS

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Mădălina SUCALĂ* Patriciu ACHIMAŞ-CADARIU3, Daniel DAVID2,1 1,2, Cristina PETRIŞOR2, 1 Department of Oncological Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY 2 Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania 3 Department of Oncological Surgery, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj, Romania Abstract Background: Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer […]

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EFFICACY OF THE RATIONAL POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM FOR CHILD EXTERNALIZING BEHAVIOR: CAN AN EMOTION-REGULATION ENHANCED COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL PARENT PROGRAM BE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN A STANDARD ONE?

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Oana Alexandra DAVID* 1, Daniel DAVID1,2, Anca DOBREAN1 1 Babes-Bolyai University, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Oncological Sciences Department, New York, USA Abstract A clinical trial was undertaken to investigate the efficacy of the Rational Positive Parenting program in reducing child externalizing behavior problems. […]

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PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF THE TURKISH VERSION OF THE ACCEPTANCE AND ACTION QUESTIONNAIRE-II (AAQ-II)

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Bahar MEUNIER* Burcu Pınar GÖKDEMIR, Tuğba UYAR, Gülbahar BAŞTUĞ , Sinem ATMACA, Elçin AYRANCI, Middle East Technical University Abstract The aim of the study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-II (AAQ-II). This instrument was designed to assess psychological inflexibility, a key construct in Acceptance and Commitment […]

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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN EMPATHIC RESPONSES IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER AND TYPICALLY DEVELOPING CHILDREN

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Iulia BUTEAN, Cristina COSTESCU*, Anca DOBREAN Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract Previous studies show that empathy deficits are considered an important barrier for the social development of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This study compares the empathic responses between a group of children with ASD and a […]

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DEFINITION OF EFFICIENCY INDICES FOR THREE-CATEGORY DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

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Teresa RIVAS* & Francisco Félix CABALLERO2,3 1 Department of Psychobiology and Methodology of Behavioral Sciences, University of Málaga. 29071 Málaga (Spain) 1 2 Department of Psychiatry. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Arzobispo Morcillo, 4. 28029 Madrid (Spain) 3 Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental. CIBERSAM, Spain. Abstract In the […]

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MINDFULNESS-BASED COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOR THERAPY (MCBT) VERSUS VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) ENHANCED CBT, VERSUS TREATMENT AS USUAL FOR CHRONIC BACK PAIN. A CLINICAL TRIAL

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Raluca IGNA*1, Simona ŞTEFAN1, Ioan ONAC2, Ioana ONAC2, Rodica-Ana UNGUR2, Aurora SZENTAGOTAI TATAR1 1 Department of Clinical Psychology, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract The present clinical trial aimed to compare mindfulness-based CBT (MCBT), VR-enhanced CBT, and treatment as usual, in terms of effectiveness and mechanisms […]

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