A Modified Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Group for Multidiagnostic Suicidal Adolescents with Symptoms of BPD

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dc.contributor.advisor Shercliffe, Regan
dc.contributor.advisor Hampton, Mary
dc.contributor.author Tuttle, Megan Patricia
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-20T19:19:08Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-20T19:19:08Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10294/3514
dc.description.abstract A substantial group of adolescents demonstrate behavioural patterns consistent with the DSM-IV-TR diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD). In light of the paucity of empirically validated interventions for adolescents with BPD, there is a fundamental need to develop and assess novel treatments for this underserved population. Following the research evidence for the effectiveness of standard Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for adult outpatients as well as the growing evidence for the usefulness of modified DBT programs adapted for adolescents, the primary purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a 12-week outpatient DBT skills group that included family members and that was provided as an adjunct to non-DBT individual therapy (i.e., Treatment As Usual) for multidiagnostic suicidal adolescent outpatients. This study also offered an opportunity to examine how DBT skills group intervention might be provided in a "real-world" community-based system of care. A natural consequence of conducting this type of research is having less rigorous control over facets of the investigation. In this study,process challenges impacted the research design, and, ultimately, the opportunity to reach valid conclusions about the effects of the DBT intervention on the basis of a pre-post research design and analysis. Preliminary results suggest that a DBT skills group intervention may be a useful intervention for adolescents but additional studies are required to validate the effectiveness of DBT with this population. Implications for treatment development, service delivery, and future research directions are discussed in light of the findings. en_US
dc.description.uri A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy *, University of Regina, ix, 136 l. en
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Teenagers--Suicidal behavior--Treatment
dc.subject.lcsh Borderline personality disorder in adolescence--Treatment
dc.subject.lcsh Dialectical behavior therapy
dc.subject.lcsh Behavior therapy for teenagers
dc.subject.lcsh Group psychotherapy for teenagers
dc.title A Modified Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Group for Multidiagnostic Suicidal Adolescents with Symptoms of BPD en_US
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.authorstatus Student en
dc.description.peerreview yes en
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Regina en
thesis.degree.department Department of Psychology en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Loutzenhiser, Lynn
dc.contributor.committeemember Asmundson, Gordon
dc.contributor.committeemember Spooner, Marc
dc.contributor.externalexaminer Gilbert, Merv


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