Exploring follow-up outcomes and experiences of dialectical behaviour therapy

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dc.contributor.advisor Murphy, Mike en
dc.contributor.advisor Kells, Mary en
dc.contributor.advisor Flynn, Daniel en
dc.contributor.author Gillespie, Conall
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-27T08:55:35Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-27T08:55:35Z
dc.date.issued 2021-08-31
dc.date.submitted 2021-08-31
dc.identifier.citation Gillespie, C. 2021. Exploring follow-up outcomes and experiences of dialectical behaviour therapy. DClinPsych Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 172 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/12007
dc.description.abstract Systematic Review: Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) has a growing evidence base for treating individuals with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD). Less is known about the long-term effects of the treatment, which is an important consideration when treating a chronic disorder such as BPD. The current systematic review explores reported outcomes after one year of follow-up for individuals who engaged in the treatment. A systematic search of four databases (PsycInfo, PubMed, Scopus, CINAHL) was performed. Controlled and uncontrolled studies were included. A total of ten articles were included pertaining to seven studies. Overall, improvements following treatment with DBT extended over the follow-up period. These findings suggest the effects of DBT in treating BPD are maintained, at least one to two years post-intervention. Given a lack of long-term follow-up in randomised controlled trials, evidence for the efficacy of the treatment at follow-up is unclear. Empirical Paper: Qualitative research in the area of DBT is limited, particularly at follow-up. The current study explored the follow-up experiences of individuals who previously received a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder and self-report having benefitted from DBT at the time of treatment. Individuals who completed 12 months of standard DBT and were a minimum of two years post-completion were recruited. Semi-structured interviews were completed with a total of twelve participants. A thematic analysis generated three main themes which indicated that participants found DBT had a positive impact on their lives in the years after the programme and enabled further development; gave them control over their lives and the ability to manage setbacks and difficult situations; and contributed to healthier and more meaningful relationships with others. Despite the positive impact of DBT, participants required further support in the years after completing the programme. Clinical and research implications of these findings are discussed. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2021, Conall Gillespie. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Borderline personality disorder en
dc.subject Dialectical behaviour therapy en
dc.subject Follow-up en
dc.title Exploring follow-up outcomes and experiences of dialectical behaviour therapy en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Practitioner Doctorate en
dc.type.qualificationname DClinPsych - Doctor of Clinical Psychology en
dc.internal.availability Full text not available en
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.school Applied Psychology en
dc.check.chapterOfThesis Appendices section pages 145 - 172 . Please disregard the previous outlined page numbers which were on the Research Degree Submission for Examination Form. en
dc.internal.conferring Autumn 2021 en
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dc.check.date 2024-09-30

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