In the debate of the limitations with randomized controlled trials, several strengths with SCED has been put forward, such as: (1) the possibility of investigating the impact of separate interventions (rather than a whole treatment package), (2) bridging gap between clinician and scientist (as SCED could be feasible to use in regular care), and; (3) rapid data collection.

Specifically, we will focus on the design and implication of a treatment study for nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) where the unique and combined effect of two psychological interventions are investigated. Prepare for a discussion of both ethical aspects (e.g., what criteria is reasonable to withhold interventions?), study design (e.g., how do we define a stable baseline of NSSI, to be able to detect a difference between control and active condition?), and future objectives.

Title of the article to be discussed: Bentley KH, Nock MK, Sauer-Zavala S, Gorman BS, Barlow DH. A Functional Analysis of Two Transdiagnostic, Emotion-Focused Interventions on Nonsuicidal Self-Injury. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2017; 85(6): 632–46.

The JC will be led by doctoral student Olivia Simonsson, and professor Clara Hellner. 

The Journal Club is intended for PhD-students associated with CPF. Coffee and light snacks will be available. Registration for the JC is not necessary!

It will be possible to join in on video conference through ZOOM, contact Karolina Sörman for this purpose:

Instructions regarding ZOOM:

* You can get also connected through smartphone (download the app ZOOM). Click on "join a meeting", type in the meeting code that Karolina will provide you with and choose username. For a group to join in, you can use a web camera. For this purpose, download ZOOM on your laptop (for SLL-computers, the installation might take some time so prepare this well in time). To join the meeting, click on the link provided by Karolina.