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Transactional analysis psychotherapy for a case of mixed anxiety & depression: A pragmatic adjudicated case study – ‘Alastair’

Widdowson, MDJ 2014, 'Transactional analysis psychotherapy for a case of mixed anxiety & depression: A pragmatic adjudicated case study – ‘Alastair’' , International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research, 5 (2) , pp. 66-76.

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Abstract

Using an original method of case evaluation which involved an analysis panel of over 80 Italian psychologists and included a lay case evaluation, the author has investigated the effectiveness of transactional analysis psychotherapy for a case of mixed anxiety and depression with a 39 year old white British male who attended 14 weekly sessions. CORE-OM (Evans, Mellor-Clark , Margison, Barkham, Audin, Connell and McGrath, 2000), PHQ-9 (Kroenke, Spitzer & Williams, 2001), GAD-7) Spitzer, Kroenke, Williams & Löwe, 2006, Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (Hamilton, 1980) were used for screening and also for outcome measurement, along with Session Rating Scale (SRS v.3.0) (Duncan, Miller, Sparks, Claud, Reynolds, Brown and Johnson, 2003) and Comparative Psychotherapy Process Scale (CPPS) (Hilsenroth, Blagys, Ackerman, Bonge and Blais, 2005), within an overall adjudicational case study method. The conclusion of the analysis panel and the lay judge was unanimously that this was a good outcome case and that the client’s changes had been as a direct result of therapy. Previous case study research has demonstrated that TA is effective for depression, and this present case provides foundation evidence for the effectiveness of TA for depression with comorbid anxiety.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research
Publisher: the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA)
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 2218-3159
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Mark Widdowson
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2014 15:08
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:42
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/32036

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