Change processes in psychotherapy for patients presenting with histrionic personality disorder.

Babl, Anna; Gómez Penedo, Juan Martín; Berger, Thomas; Schneider, Noemi; Sachse, Rainer; Kramer, Ueli (2022). Change processes in psychotherapy for patients presenting with histrionic personality disorder. (In Press). Clinical psychology & psychotherapy Wiley-Blackwell 10.1002/cpp.2769

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OBJECTIVE

Histrionic personality disorder (HPD) with a lifetime prevalence rate of 1,8% is an under-researched psychiatric diagnosis. The present study therefore aimed to investigate both the processes and outcomes of psychotherapy for HPD in a non-controlled study.

METHODS

A total of 159 patients diagnosed with HPD were recruited and received Clarification-Oriented Psychotherapy. Sessions 15, 20, and 25 were video-recorded and analyzed using the Process-Content-Relationship Scale. Therapy outcome was assessed with symptom measures at intake and discharge. Hierarchical Linear Modelling was applied to estimate the changes in the psychotherapeutic outcome and associations with patient and therapist process developments.

RESULTS

Improvements in relationship processes of patients and therapists were systematically related to outcome while only partial relationships were found on the levels of process and content.

CONCLUSION

The present study represents the first systematic insight into core changes in patients with HPD undergoing psychotherapy.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

UniBE Contributor:

Babl, Anna Margarete; Berger, Thomas and Schneider, Noemi Sara

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1063-3995

Publisher:

Wiley-Blackwell

Language:

English

Submitter:

Pubmed Import

Date Deposited:

04 Jul 2022 08:01

Last Modified:

04 Jul 2022 08:10

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/cpp.2769

PubMed ID:

35776063

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Clarification-Oriented Psychotherapy hierarchical linear modelling histrionic personality disorder mechanisms of change process-outcome study

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/171047

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/171047

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