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dc.contributor.advisorHeimberg, Richard G.
dc.creatorSwee, Michaela
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-23T17:41:43Z
dc.date.available2021-08-23T17:41:43Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/6809
dc.description.abstractBackground: Shame is a painful human experience that is positively associated with self-criticism and psychopathology and negatively associated with self-compassion. Compassion-based interventions may be particularly helpful for treating shame and self-criticism. This randomized controlled pilot study examined a brief online self-compassionate letter writing intervention for individuals with high shame. Method: Participants were 68 undergraduates with high shame. Participants were randomly assigned to a 16-day self-compassionate letter writing intervention (n=29) or a waitlist control group (n=39). Participants completed baseline measures, post-assessment measures, and follow-up measures one month later. Results: Participants who received the self-compassionate letter writing intervention evidenced greater reductions in global shame, external shame, self-criticism, and general anxiety compared to those in the control group. Conclusion: This study examined the efficacy of self-compassionate letter writing as a stand-alone intervention for individuals with high shame. This brief, easily accessible and self-administered practice may be highly beneficial for a host of internalizing symptoms. Clinical implications are discussed.
dc.format.extent96 pages
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTemple University. Libraries
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dc.subjectClinical psychology
dc.subjectAnxiety
dc.subjectDepression
dc.subjectSelf-compassion
dc.subjectSelf-criticism
dc.subjectShame
dc.subjectWriting intervention
dc.titleA Brief Self-Compassionate Letter Writing Intervention for Individuals with High Shame
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dc.type.genreThesis/Dissertation
dc.contributor.committeememberDrabick, Deborah A.
dc.contributor.committeememberGiovannetti, Tania
dc.contributor.committeememberJarcho, Johanna
dc.contributor.committeememberKolts, Russell L.
dc.contributor.committeememberTirch, Dennis D., 1968-
dc.description.departmentPsychology
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/6791
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dc.description.degreePh.D.
dc.identifier.proqst14508
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-1856-2293
dc.date.updated2021-08-21T10:06:27Z
dc.embargo.lift08/17/2023
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