One of the Cardiff & Vale IAS’ Specialist Autism Practitioners completed their CBT training this quarter. Client X has given consent to share a brief summary of their experience of CBT interventions:
Client X has a long history of severe depression and anxiety. CAV IAS were contacted by professionals working with client X because there were concerns for their risk and wellbeing. Medication and other interventions had not been successful for client X.
Client X engaged in 20 sessions of CBT for depression. Each session involved work during the appointment and work to be completed at home. They fully engaged in the CBT interventions. A qualitative evaluation tool was used at the end of the intervention and a number of outcome measures were used pre and post intervention and at 12 week follow up.
The outcome measures showed a reduction in the experiences of anxiety and an improvement in low mood. This improvement continued in the 12 weeks after the intervention was completed as demonstrated by the outcomes at the 12 week review. This is reflected in the table below:
|Score at Start||Score at End||12 Weeks Follow Up|
|Beck’s Depression||29 Moderate depression||14 Mild mood disturbances||20 Borderline depression|
|PHQ-9 (depression)||21 Severe depression||14 Moderate depression||12 Moderate depression|
|Beck’s Anxiety||31 Moderate anxiety||17 Very low anxiety||17 Very low mood|
|GAD-7 (anxiety)||15 Severe Anxiety||11 Moderate Anxiety||9 Mild anxiety|
|Work and Social Adjustment Scale||24 Severe functional impairment||13 Moderately severe functional impairment||13 Moderately severe functional impairment|