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How do intake clinicians use patient characteristics to select treatment for patients with personality disorders?
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PMID:  18815949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Treatment selection in clinical practice is a poorly understood, often largely implicit decision process, perhaps especially for patients with personality disorders. This study, therefore, investigated how intake clinicians use information about patient characteristics to select psychotherapeutic treatment for patients with personality disorder. A structured interview with a forced-choice format was administered to 27 experienced intake clinicians working in five specialist mental health care institutes in the Netherlands. Substantial consensus was evident among intake clinicians. The results revealed that none of the presented patient characteristics were deemed relevant for the selection of the suitable treatment setting. The appropriate duration and intensity are selected using severity or personal strength variables. The theoretical orientation is selected using personal strength variables.
Janine van Manen; Jan Henk Kamphuis; Geny Visbach; Uli Ziegler; Ad Gerritsen; Bert Van Rossum; Piet Rijnierse; Reinier Timman; Roel Verheul
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychotherapy research : journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1468-4381     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychother Res     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-14     Completed Date:  2009-03-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9110958     Medline TA:  Psychother Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  711-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Viersprong Institute for Studies on Personality Disorders, Halsteren, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Feasibility Studies
Interview, Psychological
Patient Selection
Personality Assessment
Personality Disorders / diagnosis,  psychology,  therapy*
Psychotherapeutic Processes*
Psychotherapy / methods*
Psychotherapy, Brief / methods
Treatment Outcome

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