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Challenges to getting evidence into practice: Expert clinician perspectives on psychotherapy for personality disorders

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Abstract


  • Background

    No known recent studies have investigated service provision for personality disorder in Australia, despite international studies suggesting provision of such services is sub-optimal.

    Aims

    This study aimed to gain insight into psychotherapy provided for personality disorders, treatments considered optimal by clinicians and opinions of clinicians on the current levels of care.

    Methods

    The views of 60 experienced clinicians working with personality disorders were sampled.

    Results

    Data showed significant gaps between current practices for the treatment of personality disorders provided by clinicians compared to their perceptions of optimal treatment practice.

    Conclusions

    This study highlights the evidence–practice gap and the need for more training for clinicians in the treatment of personality disorders and service improvements to implement optimal care strategies.

UOW Authors


  •   McCarthy, Kye L. (external author)
  •   Carter, Phoebe (external author)
  •   Grenyer, Brin

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • McCarthy, K. L., Carter, P. E. & Grenyer, B. F. S. (2013). Challenges to getting evidence into practice: Expert clinician perspectives on psychotherapy for personality disorders. Journal Of Mental Health, 22 (6), 482-491.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84888870106

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1522&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/523

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 482

End Page


  • 491

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Background

    No known recent studies have investigated service provision for personality disorder in Australia, despite international studies suggesting provision of such services is sub-optimal.

    Aims

    This study aimed to gain insight into psychotherapy provided for personality disorders, treatments considered optimal by clinicians and opinions of clinicians on the current levels of care.

    Methods

    The views of 60 experienced clinicians working with personality disorders were sampled.

    Results

    Data showed significant gaps between current practices for the treatment of personality disorders provided by clinicians compared to their perceptions of optimal treatment practice.

    Conclusions

    This study highlights the evidence–practice gap and the need for more training for clinicians in the treatment of personality disorders and service improvements to implement optimal care strategies.

UOW Authors


  •   McCarthy, Kye L. (external author)
  •   Carter, Phoebe (external author)
  •   Grenyer, Brin

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • McCarthy, K. L., Carter, P. E. & Grenyer, B. F. S. (2013). Challenges to getting evidence into practice: Expert clinician perspectives on psychotherapy for personality disorders. Journal Of Mental Health, 22 (6), 482-491.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84888870106

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1522&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/523

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 482

End Page


  • 491

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom