TA treatment of depression : a hermeneutic single-case efficacy design study - ‘Anna’

Benelli, E, Moretti, E, Cavallero, GC, Greco, G, Calvo, V, Mannarini, S, Palmieri, A and Widdowson, MDJ 2017, 'TA treatment of depression : a hermeneutic single-case efficacy design study - ‘Anna’' , International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research, 8 (1) , pp. 3-20.

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Abstract

This study is the first of a series of seven, and belongs to the second Italian systematic replication of findings from two previous series (Widdowson 2012a, 2012b, 2012c, 2013; Benelli, 2016a, 2016b, 2016c) that investigated the effectiveness of a manualised transactional analysis treatment for depression through Hermeneutic Single- Case Efficacy Design (HSCED). The therapist was a white Italian woman with 8 years of clinical experience and the client, Anna, was a 33-year old white Italian woman who attended 16 sessions of transactional analysis psychotherapy. Anna satisfied DSM-5 criteria for mild persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia) with anxious distress. The conclusion of the judges was that this was a good-outcome case: the dysthymic symptoms improved over the course of the therapy and were maintained in the ‘healthy’ range at the 6-month followup, the client reported a positive experience of the therapy and described important changes in intrapsychic and interpersonal patterns. In this case study, transactional analysis treatment for depression has proven its efficacy in treating persistent depressive disorder.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research
Publisher: the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA)
ISSN: 2218-3159
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Depositing User: Dr Mark Widdowson
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2017 15:03
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2017 06:46
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/41594

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