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The relation between level of psychological symptoms and success in distinguishing components in thought record form and self evaluation in Turkish psychotherapy trainees
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CitationUysal, B., Türkçapar. H. ve Özdel, K. (2019). The relation between level of psychological symptoms and success in distinguishing components in thought record form and self evaluation in Turkish psychotherapy trainees. 9th World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, 17th-20th July 2019, Berlin, Germany.
Introduction: Psychopathology affects the evaluation of feelings, thoughts, beliefs, behaviors, daily situations and self-image negatively. These components of feelings, thoughts, beliefs and behaviors have rarely been considered in mental health professionals in Turkey. As part of an assignment in a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Class, it was observed that trainees had difficulties in distinguishing between thoughts vs. emotions, beliefs vs. thoughts, and situations vs. thoughts. In the present study, we would like to examine the relationship between the ability to distinguish among these components of emotions, thoughts, beliefs and behaviors in relation to psychological symptom levels and the evaluation of self-image among psychotherapy trainees. Method: The data are currently being collected from mental health professionals in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) trainings in Turkey. Respondents include Clinical Psychology Master Students at Hasan Kalyoncu University in Gaziantep and Ibn Haldun University in Istanbul. Other CBT trainees who are not attached to universities are also considered. In total, we aim to have approximately 60 mental health trainees. In addition to thought record form, participants will fill the Beck Depression Inventory, Beck Anxiety Inventory, SCL-90 Short-Form, Psychological Symptom Screening Questions and a short sociodemographic form, including some questions on evaluation of their self-image as future mental health professionals. Results: Analysis of variance, correlations and regression will be used to analyse the data, using IBM SPSS Statistics 25. Conclusions: We hope that the results of this study will make a contribution to support the professional development of the mental health trainees in Turkey.