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Title: Unified Protocol for Emotional Disorders - A Pilot Feasability Trial
Contributor(s): Britt, Marie (creator); Bartik, Warren  (supervisor)orcid 
Publication Date: 2020-02-01
DOI: 10.25952/5e55ae5a437dcOpen Access Link
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Abstract/Context: Residents of alcohol and drug (AOD) rehabilitation programs commonly present with complex comorbid presentations, including substance use disorders and a range of anxiety and affective disorders. The Unified Protocol (UP) is a transdiagnostic treatment for emotional disorders, with growing empirical evidence for effective outcomes. The current study aimed to investigate the effectiveness, acceptability and feasibility of UP treatment of an adult group in an Australian rural AOD rehabilitation setting. A mixed methods, single-case experimental design was used, and treatment began in October 2018. Baseline, treatment and follow-up data was collected, and eight participants completed the treatment. Quantitative results supported a reduction in depression and anxiety symptoms during the treatment, but this was not sustained at follow-up. Improvements in quality of life and emotional regulation were not supported. Low UP acceptability was informed by qualitative feedback from participants and case managers post treatment. Feasibility of UP group treatment in an AOD setting was considered, with recommendations made for future studies.
Publication Type: Dataset
Field of Research (FOR): 110319 Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 920111 Nervous System and Disorders
Keywords: Psychology
Group treatment
Unified Protocol
HERDC Category Description: X Dataset
Project: Unified Protocol for Emotional Disorder - a Pilot Feasibility Trial
Dataset Managed By: Dr Warren Bartik
Rights Holder: Dr Warren Bartik
Dataset Stored at: University of New England
Primary Contact Details: Dr Warren Bartik -
Dataset Custodian Details: Dr Warren Bartik -
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