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dc.contributor.advisorShercliffe, Regan
dc.contributor.advisorHampton, Mary
dc.contributor.authorTuttle, Megan Patricia
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-20T19:19:08Z
dc.date.available2012-08-20T19:19:08Z
dc.date.issued2011-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10294/3514
dc.description.abstractA 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.uriA 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.isoenen_US
dc.publisherFaculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Reginaen_US
dc.subject.lcshTeenagers--Suicidal behavior--Treatment
dc.subject.lcshBorderline personality disorder in adolescence--Treatment
dc.subject.lcshDialectical behavior therapy
dc.subject.lcshBehavior therapy for teenagers
dc.subject.lcshGroup psychotherapy for teenagers
dc.titleA Modified Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Group for Multidiagnostic Suicidal Adolescents with Symptoms of BPDen_US
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.authorstatusStudenten
dc.description.peerreviewyesen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Reginaen
thesis.degree.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLoutzenhiser, Lynn
dc.contributor.committeememberAsmundson, Gordon
dc.contributor.committeememberSpooner, Marc
dc.contributor.externalexaminerGilbert, Merv
dc.identifier.tcnumberTC-SRU-3514
dc.identifier.thesisurlhttp://ourspace.uregina.ca/bitstream/handle/10294/3514/Tuttle_Megan_Patricia_200230210_PhD_PSYC.pdf


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