Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
08/03/2018
Date assigned
03/05/2018
Last edited
01/05/2018
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Ongoing
Recruitment status
Recruiting

Plain English Summary

Background and study aims
In The Netherlands personal therapy is a mandatory part of the training program of psychologists and psychiatrists. The aim of this study is to find out more about the effects of personal therapy on the professional quality of life of healthy psychologists and psychiatrists who follow personal schema group therapy as part of their training program.

Who can participate?
Dutch speaking and reading psychologists and/or psychiatrists who follow the personal schema group therapy as part of their training

What does the study involve?
Participants undergo personal schema group therapy for 25-50 hours in total. Professional quality of life is measured using a questionnaire before the start of the personal group therapy, right at the end of the personal group therapy (5 months later) and 6 months after the second measurement.

What are the possible benefits and risks of participating?
As this is an observational study there are no benefits and risks.

Where is the study run from?
G-kracht mental health care institute (Netherlands)

When is the study starting and how long is it expected to run for?
August 2011 to July 2021

Who is funding the study?
Investigator initiated and funded

Who is the main contact?
M. F. van Vreeswijk

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Public

Primary contact

Mr M. F. van Vreeswijk

ORCID ID

Contact details

Noordeinde 27A
Delft
2611 KG
Netherlands

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

PSTPP

Study information

Scientific title

The effects of personal schema therapy on the professional quality of life of psychologists and psychiatrist trainees

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Participants of the schema personal therapy will have improvements in their professional quality of life and will have a reduction of maladaptive schema's and modes.

Ethics approval

Since this study will be a patient file study of measurements which are part of Routine Outcome of personal therapy and no additional measurements or experimental interventions will be done for research purposes for this study no ethical approval is needed under the Dutch law

Study design

Observational longitudinal study

Primary study design

Observational

Secondary study design

Longitudinal study

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Other

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Personal schema group therapy for psychologists and psychiatrist as part of their training program

Intervention

Personal schema group therapy for 25-50 hours in total

In the Netherlands psychologists and psychiatrist who are in training have to follow psychotherapy (=personal therapy) themselves. The idea behind it is that in personal therapy they become more aware of their own blind spots, they can work on their own pitfalls, they experience at first hand how it is to be a patient and in doing so they will become better therapists. If it is really necessary for therapists to have been in personal therapy is in debate. Some people say that personal therapy will not be helpful at all for therapists.

This study aims to get more insight in what happens with the professional quality of life of therapists who have been in personal therapy. Is there a positive change in the experience of professional quality of life and do the pitfalls of the therapists decrease?

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Drug names

Primary outcome measure

Professional quality of life: compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue, burnout, secondary trauma, vicarious traumatization and transformation, measured using the Professional quality of life questionnaire (Proqol) before the start of the personal group therapy, right at the end of the personal group therapy (5 months later) and 6 months after the second measurement

Secondary outcome measures

1. Young Schema Questionnaire (YSQ) measures 16 schemas before the start of the personal group therapy and right at the end of the personal group therapy (5 months later)
2. Schema mode inventory (SMI) measures 14 schema modes before the start of the personal group therapy and right at the end of the personal group therapy (5 months later)

Overall trial start date

31/08/2011

Overall trial end date

01/07/2021

Reason abandoned (if study stopped)

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Dutch speaking and reading psychologists and/or psychiatrists who follow the personal schema group therapy as part of their training

Participant type

Health professional

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

200

Participant exclusion criteria

Those with severe psychopathology for which psychotherapy or admission to a psychiatric hospital is necessary

Recruitment start date

01/01/2012

Recruitment end date

01/09/2020

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Netherlands

Trial participating centre

G-kracht mental health care institute
Keizersgracht 188-G
Amsterdam
1016 DW

Sponsor information

Organisation

G-kracht mental health care institute

Sponsor details

Noordeinde 27A
Delft
2611 KG
Netherlands

Sponsor type

Hospital/treatment centre

Website

Funders

Funder type

Other

Funder name

Investigator initiated and funded

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Planned publication in a high impact peer reviewed journal in 2022

IPD sharing statement
The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are/will be available upon request from M. F. Van Vreeswijk. For privacy reasons only the outcomes of the Proqol, YSQ, SMI will be shared and no other information. It will only be shared with researchers with a PhD and only after they have clearly and plainly stated for what reasons they want to have access to the data, how they will use the data and only when they state that they inform the contact person at any time about the process of the use of the data and allow the contact person to block further use of the data in any form at any time.

Intention to publish date

31/12/2022

Participant level data

Available on request

Basic results (scientific)

Publication list

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes