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Month: June 2011

The Shift of EEG Activity in SAD Patients Treated with CBT

Researchers are investigating the neurological effects of therapeutic interventions on patients with a variety of disorders, including PTSD, but few studies have focused on the neurological effects of CBT on patients with Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD).  Emotional processing occurs in both sides of the frontal brain.  The right area of the frontal brain is associated with negative emotions and the left area with positive emotions.  The present study uses this…
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The Use of Mindfulness to Improve Mental Health

A recent article  contains a systematic review of  research on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).  Mindfulness is a skill that allows individuals to  have moment to moment, non-judgmental awareness of their emotions, thoughts, and sensations.  MBSR and MBCT are used to promote wellbeing through meditation, body scans, and mindful yoga in combination with whole day retreats, group discussion sessions, and daily homework exercises. Many studies have…
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From Kafka to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Using Trial-Based Thought Records on Patients with Social Anxiety Disorder

A recent study investigated the efficacy of Trial-Based Thought Records (TBTR) as an alternative to conventional Cognitive Therapy in the treatment of patients with generalized Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD).  SAD is the most common form of anxiety disorder and an important target of therapy is the modification of patients’ negative core beliefs.  Based on the idea of “self-accusation” suggested in Kafka’s The Trial, Dr. Irismar Reis de Oliveira devised the…
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Cognitive Therapy for Adolescents in School Settings

We are pleased to announce the publication of “Cognitive Therapy with Adolescents in School Settings” - a concise guide for clinicians which features in-depth case examples and hands-on clinical tools. The authors - including renowned CT originator Aaron T. Beck, clinical child psychologist Torrey A. Creed, and school psychologist Jarrod Reisweber - provide an accessible introduction to the cognitive model and demonstrate specific therapeutic techniques that have been used successfully…
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