Factors influencing mood and wellbeing within imagery interventions

Gabriela Palacios

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Imagery is the 'new frontier' to cognitive-behavioural treatments (CST) but research into the factors influencing outcomes in imagery-integrated CBT is limited. To address this, Study 1 generalised experimental findings to show that imagery improved optimism and worry more than verbal methods. Further, Study 2 demonstrated that number of negative and positive images mediated changes in optimism, self-esteem and wellbeing within imagery-integrated CBT. Finally, Study 3 found that CBT integrating positive and negative imagery interventions improved optimism, self-esteem and anxiety more than CBT integrating negative imagery interventions. Overall, this thesis concludes that both negative and, positive images are important in determining treatment outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date21 Oct 2018
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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