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Group Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Female Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Show simple item record Calvert, R. Kellett, S. Hagan, T. 2019-08-09T20:29:58Z 2019-08-09T20:29:58Z 2015
dc.identifier.citation Calvert, R.; Kellett, S.; Hagan, T. (2015) Group Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Female Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 54(4), pgs 391-413. en_US
dc.description Journal Article en_US
dc.description.abstract The effectiveness of Cognitive Analytic Therapy delivered in groups has been under researched considering the popularity of the approach. This study sought to investigate the effectiveness of 24-sessions of group Cognitive Analytic Therapy (GCAT) delivered in routine practice for female survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA). In a longitudinal cohort design, N=157 patients were treated with 24-sessions of GCAT. Validated outcome measures were administered at assessment, pre and post-GCAT. This enabled rates of reliable and clinically significant change to be compared between wait-time and active group treatment. The uncontrolled treatment effect size was then benchmarked against outcomes from matched studies. On the primary outcome measure, GCAT facilitated a moderate effect size of 0.34 with 11% of patients completing treatment meeting ‘recovery criteria’ The drop-out rate was 19%. Significant improvements in interpersonal functioning, anxiety and wellbeing occurred during GCAT in comparison to wait-time on secondary outcome measures. GCAT appears a promising intervention for adult female CSA survivors, with further controlled evaluation indicated. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher British Journal of Clinical Psychology en_US
dc.subject Longitudinal Study en_US
dc.subject Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Female en_US
dc.subject Women en_US
dc.subject Survivor en_US
dc.subject Survivors of Trauma en_US
dc.subject Treatment en_US
dc.subject Therapy en_US
dc.subject Group Treatment en_US
dc.subject Group Counseling en_US
dc.subject Therapeutic Interventions en_US
dc.subject Intervention en_US
dc.subject Outcomes en_US
dc.subject Assessment en_US
dc.subject Child Abuse en_US
dc.subject Child Sexual Abuse en_US
dc.subject Trauma en_US
dc.subject Long Term Effects en_US
dc.subject Adverse Childhood Experiences en_US
dc.subject Resource Needs en_US
dc.subject Psychological Consequences en_US
dc.subject Emotional Distress en_US
dc.subject International en_US
dc.subject United Kingdom en_US
dc.subject Peer Support en_US
dc.title Group Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Female Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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