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Internet-based Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Findings of a recent a study published in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy suggests that internet-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), with therapist support, can reduce symptoms and problems associated with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), either in conjunction with and sometimes as an alternative to other evidence-based treatment. Internet-based CBT would increase the accessibility and affordability of CBT for individuals with GAD. Paxling, B., Almlov, J., Dahlin, M., Carlbring, P., Breitholtz, E., Eriksson,…
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CBT and Learning Disabilities

Dr. Aaron Beck coaches a school counselor through cognitive conceptualization of a specific case - a student with learning disabilities (e.g. dyslexia) and high anxiety. Dr. Beck helps her to identify her client's stimulus situation, beliefs, emotions, and maladaptive behaviors. Then moves on to discuss the best course of treatment. For more information about CBT training or to register for a workshop directed by Drs. Judith and Aaron Beck visit…
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Internet-Based CBT Can Facilitate a Strong Working Alliance

A recent pilot study found that internet-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) may facilitate a working alliance that is comparable in quality to the alliance formed in face-to-face therapy settings. The working, or therapeutic, alliance is a key tenet of CBT, and research suggests that it is crucial to positive therapeutic outcomes. The current study compares the working alliance between client and therapist in an internet-based intervention and in face-to-face treatment…
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Generic Cognitive Model

As a way of simplifying the cognitive model to facilitate a more rapid formulation of a case, Dr. Aaron Beck has proposed a generic cognitive model model. Dr. Beck has applied this model to a host of difficult presentations ranging from bipolar depression to hallucinations to everyday problems like procrastination. Dr. Beck explains that it is possible to simplify the complete cognitive model by consolidating the various processes into a…
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Internet-Based CBT for Binge Eating Disorder

A recent study published in Behaviour Research and Therapy found that a Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) based self-help treatment program for binge eating disorder (BED) could be successfully implemented online. BED is characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating with a sense of loss of control, marked distress, and without the presence of compensatory behaviors (e.g., purging). Previous research indicates that CBT is an effective treatment for BED and associated…
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