This work was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (grant no. R34-MH082161) to the authors P.T.Y, P.H.L., and D.R.
Narrative Enhancement and Cognitive Therapy (NECT) Effectiveness: A Quasi-Experimental Study
Version of Record online: 2 OCT 2013
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Journal of Clinical Psychology
Volume 70, Issue 4, pages 303–312, April 2014
How to Cite
Roe, D., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Mashiach-Eizenberg, M., Derhy, O., Lysaker, P. H. and Yanos, P. T. (2014), Narrative Enhancement and Cognitive Therapy (NECT) Effectiveness: A Quasi-Experimental Study. J. Clin. Psychol., 70: 303–312. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22050
- Issue online: 10 MAR 2014
- Version of Record online: 2 OCT 2013
- National Institute of Mental Health. Grant Number: R34-MH082161
- serious mental illness;
Accumulated evidence suggests that approximately one third of people with a serious mental illness (SMI) experience elevated self-stigma. Narrative enhancement and cognitive therapy (NECT) is a structured group-based intervention aimed to reduce self-stigma. The current study aims to examine the effectiveness of NECT. A quasi-experimental design.
Baseline and follow-up data were collected and outcomes were compared between 63 persons with SMI who participated in NECT and 56 persons who received treatment as usual.
The NECT treatment group showed significant (p < .05) reductions in self-stigma and increases in self-esteem, quality of life, and Hope-Agency scores between pre- and posttreatment assessments, compared with the control group.
The current results provide preliminary support for the use of NECT as an effective treatment to reduce self-stigma and its implications for treatment and practice are discussed.