CCI's clinical research team have published over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and books about mental disorders and their treatment.
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CCI Senior Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychology Peter McEvoy has published several informative articles about mental disorders and their treatment on the Conversation, a media outlet that publishes educational articles written by Australian academics.
Beginning November 2019, in the section below we will post brief overviews and links to recent research publications and presentations involving CCI staff.
Laura M. Smith, David M. Erceg-Hurn, Peter M. McEvoy, Louella Lim
Journal of Affective Disorders
Why did we do this study?
CCI has a psychological treatment programme for bipolar disorder. One of the aims of the programme is to help people to feel more confident about their ability to manage their bipolar illness, also known as self-efficacy. When people lack confidence in their ability to manage their own illness it can lead to poorer quality of life, coping and difficulties in sticking with treatment plans. We wanted to evaluate how effective our treatment is at improving our bipolar patients’ self-efficacy, but discovered there was no existing scale we could use to do this. Therefore, we decided to develop one.
How did we do this?
We developed a preliminary scale and then spent many years collecting completed measures from everyone who attended the CCI Bipolar Programme.
What did we find?
We were able to show that our scale is a brief, valid and reliable way of measuring self-efficacy in people who have bipolar disorder.
How will we use it (or how can it be used)?
We have already been using this scale to measure outcomes in our Bipolar Group programme and it has been used in other treatment settings as an outcome measure. We hope it will be used more broadly in psychological treatment programmes for people with bipolar disorder.
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