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dc.contributor.authorWinter, David
dc.contributor.authorSireling, L.
dc.contributor.authorRiley, T.
dc.contributor.authorMetcalfe, C.
dc.contributor.authorQuaite, A.
dc.contributor.authorBhandari, S.
dc.identifier.citationWinter , D , Sireling , L , Riley , T , Metcalfe , C , Quaite , A & Bhandari , S 2007 , ' A controlled trial of personal construct psychotherapy for deliberate self-harm ' , Psychology and Psychotherapy , vol. 80 , no. 1 , pp. 23-37 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 191245
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 6d86a337-23d6-4fe3-a0b2-aa28ccc27707
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/5397
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 33947637989
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found at: Copyright British Psychological Society [Full text of article is not available in the UHRA]
dc.description.abstractEvidence for the effectiveness of psychological therapies for people who self-harm is limited. Personal construct theory provides a model of self-harm and a framework for therapeutic intervention, which was evaluated in the present study. Sixty-four adults presenting to Accident and Emergency departments following self-harm were allocated to a personal construct psychotherapy or a ‘normal clinical practice’ condition. They completed various measures at assessment points pre- and post-therapy. Repetition of self-harm was assessed over a 3-year period. Participants in the intervention condition showed significantly greater reduction in suicidal ideation, hopelessness and depression post-treatment than the control group; and significantly more reconstruing at this point and 6-month follow-up. There was some evidence suggestive of a lower frequency of repetition of self-harm in the intervention than in the control group. It is concluded that brief personal construct psychotherapy may be effective for people who self-harm and merits further exploration.en
dc.relation.ispartofPsychology and Psychotherapy
dc.titleA controlled trial of personal construct psychotherapy for deliberate self-harmen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth and Clinical Psychology group
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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