Essential Ingredients of Psychotherapy that Matter the Most: My Reconciliation with the Theories of Grand Masters
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: October 05, 2016
Therapeutic ingredients form the backbone of psychological intervention. The breadth and method for learning skills, quality of teaching and the recipient i.e., therapist in training's ability to capture the knowledge combined with skills is a fluid, intense and time-limited induction process. This may encapsulate attachment theory, self-psychology, psychodynamic insight oriented psychotherapy, tools of cognitive behavior therapy, problem solving and crisis management therapy and psychodrama, an...
Treatment Effectiveness of the Louisiana Sexual Behavior Problem Treatment Program
Frances LL Dailey, Lee A Underwood, Yolanda Crump, Cyrus Williams, Mark Newmeyer, Donna M Washburn, Aryssa Washington and LaKeitha Poole
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 25, 2016
The purpose of this study is to assess the treatment effectiveness of the Louisiana Sexual Behavior Problem Treatment Program (SBPTP) on reducing risk for recidivism in juveniles with sexual behavior problems. Using the JSOAP-II, pre and post test scores for juveniles with sexual behavior problems in secure and non-secure care settings, secondary analyses on archival data was collected from participants who completed the SBPTP between 2008 and 2014....
A Review of Characteristics and Treatments of the Avoidant Personality Disorder. Could the DBT be an Option?
Antonio Drago, Cristina Marogna and Hans Jorgen Sogaard
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: June 24, 2016
Avoidant personality disorder (APD) is a frequent disorder whose prevalence has been reported to be as high as 10% in mental clinic outpatients. There is an open debate on whether APD is to be considered a different disorder compared to social phobia (SP), or they are different quantitative manifestations of the same pathologic process. Treatment for APD is mainly based on evidence gathered for SP or SP in co-morbidity with APD. Suggested pharmacological treatment of APD is SSRIs or SNRIs....
Psychological Progress in Schizophrenic Patients undergoing Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: May 18, 2016
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy uses psychoanalytic principles in delivering psychotherapy which supports patients as well as informing them about themselves and the external world through psychoanalytic interpretations. Undergoing a psychoanalysis can be very stressful, and requires ego strength that allows assimilation of personal knowledge by the patient and its utilization within the personality. Classical psychoanalysis makes heavy demands on the analysand's, or patient's, stamina, and schizop...
Psychometric Properties of the Swedish Version of the Personality Inventory NEO-PI-3
Hakan Kallmen, Peter Wennnberg, Per Andreasson and Hans Bergman
Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: March 30, 2016
Background: The NEO-PI and its successors (NEO-PI-R and the latest NEO-PI-3) are among the most commonly used instruments to assess personality internationally. The American version of NEO-PI-3 is adapted to modern language and is more readable than its predecessors. Aims: The present study describes the development of the Swedish version of the NEO-PI-3 and its psychometric properties. Methods: A web-based questionnaire was sent to a random sample from the Swedish population and 18.5% responded...
Assistive Technology for Promoting Adaptive Behaviors by Children with Rett Syndrome
Fabrizio Stasolla and Adele Boccasini
Article Type: Short Note | First Published: January 25, 2016
Rett syndrome (RS) is a progressive neuro-developmental disorder due to mutations of methyl CpG binding protein 2 gene (MECP2), located on Xq28 chromosome, primarily occurring in females and first described by Andreas Rett. It is characterized by four main stages, namely: (a) stagnation, (b) regression, (c) stationary, and (d) deterioration. During the first stage, occurring with an early onset and beginning between 6 and 18 months of age, the child development is overall arrested....