Title: Does assimilation of problematic experiences predict a decrease in symptom intensity?
Authors: Basto, Isabel Morais 
Stiles, William B. 
Rijo, Daniel 
Salgado, João 
Keywords: assimilation model;change process;depression;symptom intensity
Issue Date: Jul-2017
Project: Fundação para a Ciência e aTecnologia, Grant/ Award Number: FCT SFRH / BD /77180 / 2011 and PTDC/PSI‐PCL/103432/2008 
Abstract: The assimilation model describes therapeutic change as an integration of experiences that had previously been problematic, distressing, avoided, or warded off. This study assessed whether assimilation was associated with treatment outcome in a sample of psychotherapeutic treatments for depression. Further, it assessed the direction of the association-whether increasing assimilation predicted decreases in symptom intensity or decreasing symptom intensity predicted increases in assimilation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/46644
DOI: 10.1002/cpp.2130
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FPCEUC - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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