Promoting Teen Attachment and Development (PTAD) Lab
Research Presented at the 2018 Minnesota Undergraduate Conference
Posted on January 4th, 2019

Shiloh Zhoh, a PTAD lab undergraduate research assistant, presented her research at the 2018 Minnesota Undergraduate Conference.

Shiloh examined changes in depressed adolescents’ reports of dysfunctional attitudes with interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT-A) and the relationship between the change in dysfunctional attitudes and change in attachment style with IPT-A. She found that adolescents demonstrated a significant decrease in dysfunctional attitudes over the course of treatment. Reductions in dysfunctional attitudes were also significantly associated with reductions in attachment anxiety and avoidance. These results suggest that that change in adolescents’ attachment may be an important mechanism of change in adolescents’ dysfunctional thinking patterns.

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