The role of cognitive biases in short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy
Ueli Kramer, Diana Ortega, Gilles Ambresin, Jean-Nicolas Despland, Yves de Roten
PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY-THEORY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE | WILEY | Published : 2018
The concept of biased thinking - or cognitive biases - is relevant to psychotherapy research and clinical conceptualization, beyond cognitive theories. The present naturalistic study aimed to examine the changes in biased thinking over the course of a short-term dynamic psychotherapy (STDP) and to discover potential links between these changes and symptomatic improvement. This study focuses on 32 self-referred patients consulting for Adjustment Disorder according to DSM-IV-TR. The therapists were experienced psychodynamically oriented psychiatrists and psychotherapists. Coding of cognitive biases (using the Cognitive Errors Rating Scale; CERS) was made by external raters based on transcripts..View full abstract
Awarded by Swiss National Science Foundation
Part of this research was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation, Grant 3200 BO-100706/7.