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Courtney Beard
Harvard University
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#1Courtney Beard (Harvard University)H-Index: 22
#2Andrew D. Peckham (Harvard University)H-Index: 14
Last.R. Kathryn McHugh (Harvard University)H-Index: 30
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Abstract Objective Interpretation bias is a crucial therapeutic target in emotional disorders. However, few studies have examined the role of interpretation bias in substance use disorders (SUDs). Our specific aims were: (1) to examine whether interpretation bias was associated with craving and abstinence self-efficacy, and (2) explore potential moderators of these associations, including anxiety severity, sex, and substance type. Methods Adults attending an inpatient SUD treatment program (N = ...
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#1Ivar Snorrason (Harvard University)H-Index: 10
#2Courtney Beard (Harvard University)H-Index: 22
Last.Thröstur Björgvinsson (Harvard University)H-Index: 20
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Abstract Background This study sought to examine whether mood, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders have unique (comorbidity-independent) associations with suicidal thoughts and behaviors in an acute psychiatric population. Methods Patients (N = 498) were evaluated during admission to a partial hospital. Semi-structured interviews were used to assess current psychiatric diagnoses and past-month suicidal ideation and suicidal behaviors (e.g., suicide attempts). Results After adjus...
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#1Meghan Gonsalves (Brown University)H-Index: 1
#2Randy L. Whittles (VA Boston Healthcare System)H-Index: 1
Last.Courtney Beard (Brown University)H-Index: 22
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Abstract Background and objectives The Word Sentence Association Paradigm (WSAP) was originally designed to assess and modify interpretive biases (IB) in socially anxious individuals. Researchers have since modified the WSAP for use across various populations. Despite its widespread use, no studies have systematically reviewed the WSAP to determine its validity and reliability. Methods: We review variations to the WSAP, populations in which the WSAP has been used, reliability data, and effect si...
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#1Marie J. C. Forgeard (Harvard University)H-Index: 16
#2Kathrin Herzhoff (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 9
Last.Thröstur Björgvinsson (Harvard University)H-Index: 20
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#2Courtney Beard (Harvard University)H-Index: 22
Last.Christian A. Webb (Harvard University)H-Index: 18
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Background: Individuals with emotional disorders often have comorbid relationship problems, and improving interpersonal functioning is a common goal of treatment. Research indicates that the therapeutic alliance is associated with broad symptom improvement; however, no study has examined whether the alliance promotes improved interpersonal functioning for individuals with emotional disorders and varying levels of interpersonal difficulties. The present study tested whether improvement in the all...
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#1Shirley Yen (Brown University)H-Index: 42
#2Megan L. Ranney (Brown University)H-Index: 19
Last.Anthony Spirito (Brown University)H-Index: 63
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ABSTRACTThe objective of this study was to examine the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary effects of an intervention, Skills to Enhance Positivity (STEP) that aims to increase attention to ...
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