Cognitive Behavior Therapy helps prevent spread of HIV

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recently launched a Healthy Living Project to promote healthful behaviors among those who have HIV. The Healthy Living Project had two phases: 1) to qualitatively investigate and understand the living contexts of those with HIV and 2) to offer an intervention – Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Read more

Unemployed? Cognitive Behavior Therapy may be able to help

Usually we write in about recent studies — and this unemployment study is actually from 1997, but we thought it was interesting enough to warrant highlighting. People often ask us about using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) techniques for everyday life issues (as opposed to using CBT for specific psychiatric disorders), and this unemployment study, conducted in the UK, is a great example of how CBT can be applied to other areas.

Here’s the overview: researchers recruited 289 people who had been unemployed for more than one year (but who did not have psychiatric disorders). They were randomly assigned to either group CBT or a control group that focused on social support. Read more