Research Support for the UP Approach

Research Support. Since its development, the Unified Protocol has been rigorously tested in a heterogeneous sample of patients seeking treatment for anxiety and related disorders. The results of several studies reveal that the majority of patients no longer met criteria for their presenting conditions when treated with the UP and continued to improve during the 6-month follow-up period. Below is a selection of articles on the UP published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

 

Barlow, D.H., Ellard, K.K., Fairholme, C.P., Farchione, T.J., Boisseau, C.L. Allen, L.B. & Ehrenreich-May, J. (2011). The unified protocol for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders: Client workbook. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Barlow, D.H., Ellard, K., Sauer-Zavala, S., Bullis, J., & Carl, H. (in press). The Origins of Neuroticism. Perspectives on Psychological Science.

Barlow, D.H., Farchione, T.J., Fairholme, C.P., Ellard, K.K., Boisseau, C.L. Allen, L.B. & Ehrenreich-May, J. (2011). The unified protocol for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders: Therapist guide. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Barlow, D.H., Sauer-Zavala, S., Carl, J.R., Bullis, J.R., & Ellard, K.K. (2014). The nature, diagnosis, and treatment of neuroticism: Back to the future. Clinical Psychological Science, 2(3), 344-365

Boisseau, C. L., Farchione, T., Fairholme, C. P., Ellard, K. E., & Barlow, D. H. (2010). The development of the unified protocol for the transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders: A case study. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 17(1), 102-113.

Boswell, J. F. (2013). Intervention strategies and clinical process in transdiagnostic cognitive behavioral therapy. Psychotherapy, 50(3), 381.

Boswell, J. F., Sauer, S.E., Gallagher, M. W., Delgado, N., Barlow, D.H. (2012). Readiness to change as a moderator of outcome in transdiagnostic treatment. Psychotherapy Research, 22, 570-578.

Bullis, J.R., Sauer-Zavala, S., Bentley, K.H., Thompson-Hollands, J., & Carl, J.R., & Barlow, D.H. (in press). The Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorder administered in a group format: A clinical replication series. Behavior Modification.

Ehrenreich, J. T., Goldstein, C. M., Wright, L. R., & Barlow, D. H. (2009). Development of a unified protocol for the treatment of emotional disorders in youth. Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 31(1), 20–37.

Ellard, K. K., Fairholme, C. P., Boisseau, C. L., Farchione, T., & Barlow, D. H. (2010). Unified protocol for the transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders: Protocol development and initial outcome data. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 17(1), 88-101.

Ellard, K.K., Deckersbach, T., Sylvia, L.G., Nierenberg, A. A., & Barlow, D.H. (2012). Transdiagnostic treatment of bipolar disorder and comorbid anxiety with the Unified Protocol: A clinical replication series. Behavior Modification, 36, 482-508.

Fairholme, C. P., Boisseau, C. L., Ellard, K. K., Ehrenreich, J. T., & Barlow, D. H. (2010). Emotions, emotion regulation, and psychological treatment: A unified perspective. In A. M. Kring & D. M. Sloan (Eds.), Emotion regulation and psychopathology: A transdiagnostic approach to etiology and treatment. (pp. 283-309). New York, NY US: Guilford Press.

Farchione, T.J., Boisseau, C.L., Ellard, K.K., Fairholme, C.P., & Barlow, D.H. (2009). Development of a transdiagnostic unified psychosocial treatment for emotional disorders. Psychiatric Times, 26 (7).

Farchione, T.J., Fairholme, C.P., Ellard, K.K., Boisseau, C.L., Thompson-Hollands, J., Carl J.R., Gallagher, M.W., Barlow, D.H. (2012). The unified protocol for the transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders: A randomized controlled trial. Behavior Therapy, 3, 666-678.

Farchione, T. J., & Bullis, J. R. (2014). Addressing the Global Burden of Mental Illness: Why Transdiagnostic and Common Elements Approaches to Evidence-Based Practice Might Be Our Best Bet. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 21(2), 124-126.

Gallagher, M. W., Sauer-Zavala, S. E., Carl, J. R., Bullis, J. R., Farchione, T. J., & Barlow, D. H. (2013). The impact of the unified protocol for emotional disorders on quality of life. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 6 (1), 57-72.

Gallagher, M. W., Naragon-Gainey, K., & Brown, T. A. (2014). Perceived control is a transdiagnostic predictor of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy outcome for anxiety disorders. Cognitive Therapy & Research, 38, 10–22. doi:10.1007/s10608-013-9587-3

McHugh, R. K., & Barlow, D. H. (2010). Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychological treatments: A review of current efforts. American Psychologist, 65, 73-84. PMID: 20141263.

McHugh, R. K., & Barlow, D. H. (Eds.). (in press). Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based interventions. New York: Oxford University Press.

Moses, E.B., & Barlow, D.H. (2006). A new unified treatment approach for emotional disorders based on emotion science. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 15, 146-150. doi: 10.1111/j.0963-7214.2006.00425.

Payne, L. A., Ellard, K. K., Farchione, T.J., Fairholme, C. P., & Barlow, D. H. (2014). Emotional disorders: A unified transdiagnostic protocol. In D.H. Barlow (Ed.), Clinical handbook of psychological disorders: A step-by-step treatment manual (5th ed.). New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

Sauer-Zavala, S. & Barlow (2014). The case for borderline personality disorder as an emotional disorder: Implications for treatment. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice.

Sauer-Zavala, S., Bentley, K.H., & Wilner, J.A. (in press). Transdiagnostic treatment of borderline personality disorder and comorbid disorders: A clinical replication series. Journal of Personality Disorders. 21, 118-138

Sauer-Zavala, S.E., Boswell, J.F., Gallagher, M. W., Bentley, K. H., Ametaj, A., & Barlow, D. H. (2012). The role of negative affectivity and negative reactivity to emotions in predicting outcomes in the unified protocol for the transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 50, 551-557.

Thompson-Hollands, J., Bentley, K. H., Gallagher, M. W., Boswell, J. F., & Barlow, D. H. (2014). Credibility and Outcome Expectancy in the Unified Protocol: Relationship To Outcomes. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 5(1), 72-82.

Wilamowska, Z.A., Thompson-Hollands, J., Fairholme, C.P., Ellard, K.K., Farchione, T.J., & Barlow, D.H. (2010). Conceptual background, development, and preliminary data from the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders. Depression and Anxiety, 27, 882-890. PMID: 20886609.

 

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