Professor Lars-Göran Öst
Professor Lars-Göran Öst

Seminariet äger rum onsdag den 22 januari 2020, kl. 14-15 i konferensrum 357, Frescati Hagväg 14, plan 3.



Various types of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is evidence based for all anxiety disorders, both for adults and for children/adolescents. In most instances these treatments are delivered individually or in groups with weekly sessions of 1-2 hours for 12-16 weeks, and there has been relatively little research questioning these frames. However, there are a number of studies evaluating treatments that can be called brief, concentrated, or intensive. In a meta-analysis (Öst & Ollendick, 2017) I defined a brief treatment as having ≤ 50% of the number of sessions used in standard CBT, a concentrated treatment as having ≤ 50% of the number of therapy weeks but the same number of sessions as used in standard CBT, and an intensive treatment as reducing both the hours and treatment period.

One recent example of a concentrated CBT is the Bergen 4-day treatment (B4DT), which was developed for obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD). The treatment can be described as “individual treatment in groups” since it is carried out in groups of 4-6 patients with the same number of therapists. The entire treatment is done during four consecutive days in the same week; Day 1: 3 hours of psychoeducation and goal setting, Day 2 and 3: 8 hours each of exposure and response prevention, and Day 4 3 hours of summarizing, planning for self-exposure during the coming three weeks. We have published 5 uncontrolled effectiveness studies on adults and 2 on adolescents with OCD, and one RCT on adults with OCD (a second is submitted for publication). In a new project we will test the B4DT for panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, depression and body dysmorphic disorder. So far an uncontrolled study on panic disorder has been published and one on social phobia has been completed. In the seminar the results of these studies will be presented and compared to standard CBT using a benchmarking procedure.

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