Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness as Mechanisms of Change for Treatment Outcomes Within a DBT Program for Adolescents
Taylor & Francis
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation
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Predictive modeling was used to identify the degree that hypothesized moderators of dialectical behavioral therapy for adolescents (DBT-A) treatment outcomes predicted anxiety and depression symptoms over time. Participants were 66 adolescents (41 girls; 25 boys) with a mean age of 15.38 years (SD = 1.51) who completed a 7-week DBT-A intervention. Analyses revealed convergent models, wherein emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness were substantial predictors of change in the symptoms of anxiety, F(4, 65) = 23.21, p < .01, R2 = .60, and depression, F(4, 65) = 29.76, p < .01, R2 = .66.
Lenz, A. Stephen; Del Conte, Garry; Hollenbaugh, K. Michelle; and Callender, Karisse A., "Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness as Mechanisms of Change for Treatment Outcomes Within a DBT Program for Adolescents" (2016). College of Education Faculty Research and Publications. 526.
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Accepted version. Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation, Vol. 7, No. 2 (2016): 73-85. DOI. © 2016 Taylor & Francis. Used with permission.
Karisse Callender was affiliated with Texas A&M University at the time of publication.