Brief Symptom Inventory
Graph: Brief Symptom Inventory GSI Scores
A significant decrease in psychological distress as measured by the Brief Symptom Inventory was observed in service users who completed the Compassion Focused Therapy programme in 2016, where t (30) = 4.79, p<.01. A large effect size was observed (d = .86).
Social Safeness and Pleasure Scale (SSPS)
Graph: Social Safeness and Pleasure Scale (SSPS) Scores
Significant increases were observed from pre to post intervention on the Social Safeness and Pleasure Scale, whereby t (28) = 3.29, p<.01, with a medium effect size (r=.61). These findings suggest that following completion of the programme, service user’s perception of how comfortable they were in interpersonal relationships and of how pleasurable they found interactions with others had improved.
The Fears of Self-Compassion Scale
Graph: The Fears of Self-Compassion Scale
A significant decrease in fears of self-compassion was observed in service users after they completed the CFT programme. A Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test revealed a statistically significant reduction in total Fears of Self-compassion, z=3.87, p<.01, with a large effect size (r=.50). These findings suggest that fears of developing and having self-compassion decreased from pre to post programme participation.