Extended problem solving treatment for depression

Bambling, Matthew and King, Robert (2013) Extended problem solving treatment for depression. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 13 4: 317-323. doi:10.1080/14733145.2012.754918

Author Bambling, Matthew
King, Robert
Title Extended problem solving treatment for depression
Journal name Counselling and Psychotherapy Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1473-3145
Publication date 2013-01-28
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14733145.2012.754918
Open Access Status
Volume 13
Issue 4
Start page 317
End page 323
Total pages 7
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Introduction: Effective brief psychological approaches for depression that can be delivered by a variety of health professionals with minimal training increase access to treatment by patients. Problem Solving Treatment (PST) was developed for
primary care and was modified for this study (EPST) to better meet the needs of mental health patients.

Method: A total of 92 therapists from different professional backgrounds completed EPST workshops and treated 92 patients with major depression with interval clinical and treatment process assessments.

Results: EPST achieved a significant reduction in depressive symptom scores, life problem scores, and there were few treatment non-completers. Treatment outcome was
predicted by process and therapist variables.

Discussion: EPST is an effective and easy to teach treatment that can be delivered by a variety of practitioners and suitable for busy primary mental health care settings.
Keyword Depression
Primary mental health care
Therapy process
Therapist characteristics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes First published online: 28 January 2013

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Thu, 31 Jan 2013, 12:01:17 EST by Sheila Cleary on behalf of Psychiatry - Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital