Ten most recently added/updated alcohol-related Effectiveness Bank analyses compiled for our partner Alcohol Research UK, starting with the analyses most recently added or updated.
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Constantino M.J., Coyne A.E., Vîsla A. et al.
Psychotherapy: 2018, 55(4), p. 486–495.
Review commissioned by the American Psychological Association suggests therapists should incorporate strategies to enhance the credibility of treatment when explaining its rationale and throughout therapy. The more a treatment ‘makes sense’ to a patient, the better outcomes tend to be.
Crits-Christoph P., Ring-Kurtz S., Hamilton J.L. et al.
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment: 2012, p. 301–309.
Evidence that an earlier study feeding back client progress to counsellors did not find improved outcomes because data was aggregated across a caseload rather than identifying individuals doing poorly and recommending remedial actions. After remedying these deficits, a new system significantly improved mental health and reduced substance use.
Lambert M.J., Whipple J.L., Kleinstäuber Maria
Psychotherapy: 2018, 55(4), p. 520–537.
Findings amalgamated for the American Psychological Association show that outcomes usually improve (and clients doing poorly can be ‘rescued’) when therapists get real-time feedback from the client on their progress and on factors such as the client–therapist relationship affecting progress. Such benefits have also been generated among substance use clients.
Angus C., Li J., Romero-Rodriguez E. et al.
European Journal of Public Health: 2018, 0(0), p. 1–6.
To address the ‘implementation gap’ of brief interventions in European primary care, the featured study examined the cost-effectiveness of three strategies intended to boost delivery: training and support, financial reimbursement, and the opportunity to refer patients to an online tool.
Karver M.S., De Nadai A.S., Monahan M. et al.
Psychotherapy: 2018, 55(4), p. 341–355.
Amalgamation of research findings for the American Psychological Association finds that the relationship between therapists and young clients and their parents matters nearly as much as for adults. Practice recommendations will aid counsellors, therapists and mental health teams in their work with young substance users.
Eastwood B., Peacock A., Millar T. et al.
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment: 2018, 88, p. 1–8.
On the important national indicator of completing treatment and not returning for treatment in the following six months, inpatient and residential treatments for alcohol use disorders in England appeared to be effective half the time. Longer duration of treatment and ongoing care were associated with a greater likelihood of successfully completing treatment.
REVIEW 2018 HTM file
Therapist self-disclosure and immediacy: a qualitative meta-analysis
Hill C. E., Knox S., Pinto-Coelho K.G.
Psychotherapy: 2018, 55(4), p. 445–460.
It’s a dilemma for all therapists and counsellors – how much to disclose about yourself. Another difficult decision is when to directly confront what is happening and being felt then and there in therapy. A review for the American Psychological Association finds that positive reactions generally follow these therapist interventions, but they can also backfire. Guidance is offered on when to try them.
Glynn T.R., van den Berg J.J.
Transgender Health: 2017, 2(1), p. 45–59.
Part review, part ‘call to action’, the featured paper highlights the lack of awareness of evidence-based interventions for transgender people, and advocates for ‘culturally-sensitive’ approaches embedded in both general and specialised substance use programmes.
McKay M., Agus A., Cole J. et al.
BMJ Open: 2018; 8:e019722.
Trialled in schools in Northern Ireland and Scotland, an alcohol harm reduction curriculum for secondary schools plus a parental component led to fewer pupils drinking heavily at a single sitting, but without significantly reducing harm related to the child’s drinking.
REVIEW 2018 HTM file
The alliance in adult psychotherapy: a meta-analytic synthesis
Flückiger C., Del Re A.C., Wampold B.E. et al.
Psychotherapy: 2018, 55(4), p. 316–340.
Comprehensive review for the American Psychological Association concludes that the working relationship between clients and their counsellors or therapists is one of the largest and most consistent determinants of outcomes. Practice recommendations aim to help practitioners foster strong relationships.