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Finding Confidence and Inner Trust As a Parent: Experiences of Group-based Compassion-focused Therapy for the Parents of Adolescents With Mental Health Problems

About the Course

Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) can alleviate the stress and challenges faced by the parents of adolescents with mental health (MH) problems. Although CFT interventions have shown promising results, few studies have examined its effectiveness in adolescent psychiatric settings. Therefore, this course is based on a study that examined the participant experiences of group-based CFT for the parents of adolescents with MH problems.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Finding Confidence and Inner Trust As a Parent: Experiences of Group-based Compassion-focused Therapy for the Parents of Adolescents With Mental Health Problems created by Anna Sophia Bratt, Ph.D. , Idor Svensson, Ph.D. , and Marie Rusner, Ph.D. in 2019.

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Course Material Authors

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Anna Sophia Bratt, Ph.D.

Dr. Bratt is an associate senior lecturer at Linnaeus University in Växjö and a clinical psychologist and therapist at the Child- and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic at Södra Älvsborgs Hospital in Borås. She has a PhD degree in Psychology (2016). Her research focus is clinical psychology, mental health problems amongst young people, and compassion-focused therapy.

Idor Svensson, Ph.D.

Dr. Svensson is an authorized psychologist and professor in clinical psychology at Linnaeus University in Växjö. He has a PhD degree in Psychology (2003). His research focus is in clinical psychology and learning disabilities.

Marie Rusner, Ph.D.

Dr. Rusner is Head of Research at Södra Älvsborgs Hospital in Borås and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Health and Care Sciences at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Marie is a registered nurse, specialized in psychiatric care. She has a PhD degree in Health Sciences (2012). Her focus of research is on severe mental illness, such as bipolar disorder and depression, amongst young people and adults.

Course Creator

Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D., PMH-C, CPLC
Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Reno, NV. She opened a private practice after 10 years of conducting home-based assessment and therapy with the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System. Dr. Mosco’s clinical interests include maternal mental health, older adults, and third wave cognitive behavioral therapies.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) and summarize the research to date on its effectiveness.
  2. Recognize the principles of reflective lifeworld research.
  3. List at least two results of the current study, either phenomenon or constituents.
  4. List one limitation of the current study.

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