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Emotion Regulation Group Therapy for Individuals with Non-Suicidal Self-Injury : A Six-Patient Pilot Study with Combined Quantitative and Qualitative Methods

Wetterberg, Elin LU and Dahlberg, Anna LU (2016) PSPT02 20161
Department of Psychology
Abstract
New treatments for non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) have been implemented in Sweden to decrease the number of people with self-injurious behavior. One of these treatments is Emotion Regulation Group Therapy (ERGT). This study aimed to explore six patients’ experiences of undergoing ERGT and the changes in well-being as well as in psychiatric symptoms (measured with Deliberate Self-Harm Inventory, Depression Anxiety Stress Scale and Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale) they experienced in relation to the treatment. To fulfil this aim, a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods was used: semi-structured interviews analyzed using thematic analysis, and clinical significance calculated for each instrument. The themes regarding... (More)
New treatments for non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) have been implemented in Sweden to decrease the number of people with self-injurious behavior. One of these treatments is Emotion Regulation Group Therapy (ERGT). This study aimed to explore six patients’ experiences of undergoing ERGT and the changes in well-being as well as in psychiatric symptoms (measured with Deliberate Self-Harm Inventory, Depression Anxiety Stress Scale and Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale) they experienced in relation to the treatment. To fulfil this aim, a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods was used: semi-structured interviews analyzed using thematic analysis, and clinical significance calculated for each instrument. The themes regarding what was most valuable about treatment were: Belonging and sharing with others, Sense of equality in leader-participant relationship, and Learning about feelings. Themes regarding suggested improvements were: The setup of treatment, Including interventions from other treatments, Individual therapy, Valued directions, and a miscellaneous theme. Themes regarding experienced change were: Gaining understanding of feelings and oneself, Health, Attitude towards life, Living conditions and Relations to others. Six months after ERGT, 40% of the informants exhibited clinically significant changes in NSSI, 40% in depression, 0% in anxiety, 20% in stress and 60% in emotion regulation. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Nya behandlingar har implementerats i Sverige för att minska antalet personer med självskadebeteende. En av dessa behandlingar är Emotion Regulation Group Therapy (ERGT). Syftet med denna studie var att utforska sex patienters upplevelser av att genomgå ERGT och vilka förändringar i såväl mående som psykiatriska symptom (mätt med Deliberate Self-Harm Inventory, Depression Anxiety Stress Scale och Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale) de upplevde i förhållande till behandlingen. För att uppfylla syftet användes en kombination av kvalitativa och kvantitativa metoder: semistrukturerade intervjuer analyserades med tematisk analys och klinisk signifikans beräknades för varje instrument. De teman som återfanns avseende vad som var mest... (More)
Nya behandlingar har implementerats i Sverige för att minska antalet personer med självskadebeteende. En av dessa behandlingar är Emotion Regulation Group Therapy (ERGT). Syftet med denna studie var att utforska sex patienters upplevelser av att genomgå ERGT och vilka förändringar i såväl mående som psykiatriska symptom (mätt med Deliberate Self-Harm Inventory, Depression Anxiety Stress Scale och Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale) de upplevde i förhållande till behandlingen. För att uppfylla syftet användes en kombination av kvalitativa och kvantitativa metoder: semistrukturerade intervjuer analyserades med tematisk analys och klinisk signifikans beräknades för varje instrument. De teman som återfanns avseende vad som var mest värdefullt med behandlingen var: Känsla av samhörighet och att dela med andra, Känsla av jämlikhet i ledar-deltagarrelationen och Lära sig om känslor. Teman som berörde föreslagna ändringar var: Behandlingens upplägg, Inkluderande av interventioner från andra behandlingar, Individuell terapi, Värderade riktningar och ett tema “Övrigt”. Teman som berörde upplevd förändring var: Få förståelse för sina känslor och sig själv, Hälsa, Inställning till livet, Livsomständigheter och Relationer till andra. Sex månader efter behandlingen uppvisade 40% av informanterna kliniskt signifikanta förändringar i självskadebeteende, 40% gällande depression, 0% gällande ångest, 20% gällande stress och 60% gällande emotionsreglering (Less)
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Wetterberg, Elin LU and Dahlberg, Anna LU
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PSPT02 20161
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
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non-suicidal self-injury, deliberate self-harm, emotion regulation group therapy, clinical significance, thematic analysis, qualitative interview, DSHI, DASS-21, DERS
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English
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8877692
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  author       = {Wetterberg, Elin and Dahlberg, Anna},
  keyword      = {non-suicidal self-injury,deliberate self-harm,emotion regulation group therapy,clinical significance,thematic analysis,qualitative interview,DSHI,DASS-21,DERS},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Emotion Regulation Group Therapy for Individuals with Non-Suicidal Self-Injury : A Six-Patient Pilot Study with Combined Quantitative and Qualitative Methods},
  year         = {2016},
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