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The Effectiveness of Counseling at a Local Crisis Center
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), FoU Välfärd Värmland.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies. the Psychiatry Division, County Council of Värmland, Karlstad.
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, ISSN 1475-7192, E-ISSN 1475-7192, ISSN 1475-7192, Vol. 18, no 2, p. 121-140Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Samtalsakuten (the Counseling Emergency) is an open crisis center operated in collaboration between the municipalities of Forshaga, Hammarö, Karlstad, and Kil; the Church of Sweden; and the County Council of Värmland. Its mandate is to offer crisis counseling to adults who contact the center when they are in an acute life crisis. Samtalsakuten uses a working model influenced by the various tradi-tions and approaches of several talk therapies. The aim of the study was to examine counseling effec-tiveness at Samtalsakuten. The study was based on a replicated single-case design, and quantitative and qualitative data were collected prior to each counseling session as well as six months after the completion of the session series. Our main finding is that counseling made a significant difference and had a positive effect on anxiety, depression, insomnia, and sense of coherence for clients who com-pleted their sessions in mutual agreement with their therapist.

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2014. Vol. 18, no 2, p. 121-140
Keywords [en]
Mental health and public policy, crisis intervention, common factors in psychological treatment, eclectic psychosocial treatment.
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Applied Psychology
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-34285OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-34285DiVA, id: diva2:754720
Available from: 2014-10-12 Created: 2014-10-12 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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