The Role of Practitioner Resilience and Mindfulness in Effective Practice: A Practice-Based Feasibility Study

The Role of Practitioner Resilience and Mindfulness in Effective Practice: A Practice-Based... A growing body of literature attests to the existence of therapist effects with little explanation of this phenomenon. This study therefore investigated the role of resilience and mindfulness as factors related to practitioner wellbeing and associated effective practice. Data comprised practitioners (n = 37) and their patient outcome data (n = 4980) conducted within a stepped care model of service delivery. Analyses employed benchmarking and multilevel modeling to identify more and less effective practitioners via yoking of therapist factors and nested patient outcomes. A therapist effect of 6.7 % was identified based on patient depression (PHQ-9) outcome scores. More effective practitioners compared to less effective practitioners displayed significantly higher levels of mindfulness as well as resilience and mindfulness combined. Implications for policy, research and practice are discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research Springer Journals

The Role of Practitioner Resilience and Mindfulness in Effective Practice: A Practice-Based Feasibility Study

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by The Author(s)
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Public Health; Health Administration; Clinical Psychology; Psychiatry; Health Informatics
ISSN
0894-587X
eISSN
1573-3289
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10488-016-0747-0
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Abstract

A growing body of literature attests to the existence of therapist effects with little explanation of this phenomenon. This study therefore investigated the role of resilience and mindfulness as factors related to practitioner wellbeing and associated effective practice. Data comprised practitioners (n = 37) and their patient outcome data (n = 4980) conducted within a stepped care model of service delivery. Analyses employed benchmarking and multilevel modeling to identify more and less effective practitioners via yoking of therapist factors and nested patient outcomes. A therapist effect of 6.7 % was identified based on patient depression (PHQ-9) outcome scores. More effective practitioners compared to less effective practitioners displayed significantly higher levels of mindfulness as well as resilience and mindfulness combined. Implications for policy, research and practice are discussed.

Journal

Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services ResearchSpringer Journals

Published: Jul 16, 2016

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