Self-Help: Towards the Next Generation

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Self-Help: Towards the Next Generation

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dc.contributor.author Richardson, R en_GB
dc.contributor.author Richards, David en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter (David Richards - at the time of publication, the author was at the University of York) en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-19T16:18:42Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T12:00:41Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T14:54:14Z
dc.date.issued 2006-01 en_GB
dc.description.abstract In the UK, recent guidelines on the treatment of depression and anxiety recommend CBT-based self-help materials as one important component of services. However, despite being based on specific CBT techniques or “empirically grounded interventions”, early optimism has been dented by data from recent studies that have cast doubt on the effectiveness of the current generation of these materials. As a consequence, it may be necessary to consider that other factors may contribute to the overall magnitude of CBT effects. Indeed, it is logically inconsistent to argue that specific factors are pre-eminent in CBT whilst maintaining that delivery via therapists is more likely to be effective than self-help. The contribution of “common factors” that operate in personal therapeutic encounters, for example, therapist responsiveness and the patient-therapist alliance, may be one possible overlooked reason for the reduced ef-fectiveness of self-help materials. The development of the next generation of self-help materials, therefore, may benefit from the testing of materials that combine common and specific factors, including specific measurement of the strength of common factors and their relationship to clinical outcomes. We discuss a model of such common factors and suggest how they could be incorporated into the next generation of CBT based self-help materials. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 2006, 34 (1): pp. 13-23 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S1352465805002481 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/46769 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press. Published for the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies en_GB
dc.relation.url http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=BCP en_GB
dc.subject Self-help en_GB
dc.subject Depression en_GB
dc.subject Anxiety en_GB
dc.subject Common factors en_GB
dc.subject Cognitive behavioural therapy en_GB
dc.subject NICE en_GB
dc.title Self-Help: Towards the Next Generation en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2008-12-19T16:18:42Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T12:00:41Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T14:54:14Z
dc.identifier.issn 1352-4658 en_GB
dc.description Reproduced with permission of the publisher. Copyright © 2006 British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn 1469-1833 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy en_GB


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