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Month: April 2011

Group cognitive behavioral therapy for depressive and anxious symptoms in patients with epilepsy

A recent study published in Epilepsy & Behavior examined the effectiveness of a group cognitive behavioral therapy (GCBT) intervention for reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression in patients with epilepsy. Previous research has shown that individuals with epilepsy have higher rates of anxiety and depression symptomology than the general population; and while CBT has been shown to be effective in treating these conditions, the authors cite that such interventions are…

April 4 – 6, 2011, Cognitive Behavior Therapy Workshop Level I

April 2011: Psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, social workers, professors, counselors, and other professionals from mental health, medical, and related fields traveled from 18 states and 8 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Peru, and United Arab Emirates. Pictured above-left, Dr. Aaron T. Beck conducts a roleplay with Ricardo Luiz Malina Losso, a psychiatrist from Brazil, to demonstrate useful techniques to use for challenging problems when working with patients. Dr. Beck…

Current State of Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Japan

A recent report by Yutaka Ono, M.D. and colleagues (2011) described the current status of research on cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) in Japan. CBT ranked first as the treatment method that medical facilities would most like to provide. On the basis of this information, the study group developed an individual CBT program for treating Japanese patients with depression. The program was based on the model developed by Aaron T. Beck,…