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dc.contributor.authorFinlay-Jones, Amy
dc.contributor.authorKane, Robert
dc.contributor.authorRees, Clare
dc.identifier.citationFinlay-Jones, A. and Kane, R. and Rees, C. 2016. Self-Compassion Online: A Pilot Study of an Internet-Based Self-Compassion Cultivation Program for Psychology Trainees. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 73 (7): pp. 797–816.

Objective: The current study sought to conduct a preliminary investigation of the effectiveness and feasibility of a novel, self-guided online self-compassion training for reducing psychological distress and increasing self-compassion and happiness among psychology trainees. Method: A 6-week online self-compassion cultivation program was developed and delivered to Australian psychology trainees (n = 37), and a pre-experimental repeated-measures design was used to collect change data on self-compassion, happiness, perceived stress, emotion regulation difficulties as well as symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress. Results: Participants reported significant increases in self-compassion and happiness and significant decreases in depression, stress, and emotion regulation difficulties between pretest and posttest, with the majority of changes maintained at 3-month follow up. Conclusion:  This study provides preliminary evidence supporting the effectiveness and acceptability of online self-compassion training as a positive, integrated, and meaningful way of reducing distress and promoting self-compassion and happiness among trainee psychologists.

dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons
dc.titleSelf-Compassion Online: A Pilot Study of an Internet-Based Self-Compassion Cultivation Program for Psychology Trainees.
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.volumeEarly View
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Clinical Psychology
curtin.departmentSchool of Psychology and Speech Pathology
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