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Outcomes of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Interventions Provided by Unlicensed Professionals in a General Hospital Setting

This study is currently Recruiting

June 2011 By Massachusetts General Hospital

First Recieved on February 22, 2010

Last Updated on June 2, 2011

Sponsor: Massachusetts General Hospital
Information provided by: Massachusetts General Hospital
Identifier: NCT01075672


To examine the effectiveness and clinical care outcomes of cognitive-behavioral therapy interventions at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Ages Eligible for Study:18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:No

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients presenting to the Behavioral Medicine Service are generally individuals with an acute or chronic medical condition or medically related concern with or without an associated DSM-IV psychiatric disorder, as well as adult patients who require assistance with changing health or health-risk behaviors. Patients presenting to the OCD program typically have obsessive compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, Tourette syndrome, compulsive skin picking, or trichotillomania. Patients presenting to the general CBT program typically have panic disorder, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, depression, specific phobia, post traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or an eating disorder. Patients at any of the programs have an identifiable behavior or behavioral pattern/ mood problem that they would like to change. - Age 18 or older - Ability to provide informed consent and comply with the study procedures - Ability to complete self-report questionnaires (either written hardcopy or computer-based version) with adequate accommodation, if necessary - Patients with a PCP or psychiatrist (who provides medication on an ongoing basis with no plan to terminate the medication treatment over the upcoming year) at MGH or employees of MGH. Exclusion Criteria: - Exhibit active suicidality (suicidal ideation with intent or plan) to the point that more intensive treatment (i.e. acute hospitalization) is required. - Active untreated and unstable bipolar disorder (i.e. stable bipolar disorder under care of a psychiatrist is allowed). - Psychosis. - Mental retardation. - Any condition that, after the baseline evaluation, is determined to preclude treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy. - Received more than 4 sessions of CBT for the target disorder within the past 3 years.


  • Investigator: Sabine Wilhelm, PhD - Principal Investigator - Massachusetts General Hospital


  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Behavioral Medicine Programs, Massachusetts General Hospital

    Boston, Massachusetts 02114 United States

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