Type

Journal Article

Authors

Neil P Roberts
Jonathan I. Bisson
Sandra Jumbe
Neil J Kitchiner
Aoife Bradley
Marylène Cloitre
Chris R. Brewin
Philip Hyland
Mark Shevlin
Thanos Karatzias

Subjects

Psychology

Topics
implications negative cognitions logistic regression analysis emotion regulation post attachment strategies stress effective interventions

The role of negative cognitions, emotion regulation strategies, and attachment style in complex post-traumatic stress disorder: Implications for new and existing therapies. (2017)

Abstract We set out to investigate the association between negative trauma-related cognitions, emotional regulation strategies, and attachment style and complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD). As the evidence regarding the treatment of CPTSD is emerging, investigating psychological factors that are associated with CPTSD can inform the adaptation or the development of effective interventions for CPTSD. A cross-sectional design was employed. Measures of CPTSD, negative trauma-related cognitions, emotion regulation strategies, and attachment style were completed by a British clinical sample of trauma-exposed patients (N = 171). Logistic regression analysis was used to assess the predictive utility of these psychological factors on diagnosis of CPTSD as compared to PTSD. It was found that the most important factor in the diagnosis of CPTSD was negative trauma-related cognitions about the self, followed by attachment anxiety, and expressive suppression. Targeting negative thoughts and attachment representations while promoting skills acquisition in emotional regulation hold promise in the treatment of CPTSD. Further research is required on the development of appropriate models to treat CPTSD that tackle skills deficit in these areas. Results suggest that cognitive-behavioural interventions might be useful for the treatment of CPTSD. Targeting negative thoughts and attachment representations while promoting skills acquisition in emotional regulation hold promise in the treatment of CPTSD.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Neil P Roberts, Jonathan I. Bisson, Sandra Jumbe, Neil J Kitchiner, Aoife Bradley, Marylène Cloitre, Chris R. Brewin, Philip Hyland, Mark Shevlin, Thanos Karatzias

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1
Neil Roberts
National College Ireland
Total Publications: 27
 
2
Jonathan I. Bisson
National College Ireland
Total Publications: 29
 
3
Sandra Jumbe
National College Ireland
Total Publications: 7
 
4
Neil J Kitchiner
National College Ireland
Total Publications: 3
 
5
Aoife Bradley
National College Ireland
Total Publications: 4
 
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Marylène Cloitre
National College Ireland
Total Publications: 38
 
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Chris R. Brewin
National College Ireland
Total Publications: 25
 
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Philip Hyland
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 231
 
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Mark Shevlin
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 125
 
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Thanos Karatzias
Maynooth University
Total Publications: 32