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Insight is a Predictive Variable in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Psychosis

According to a recent study published in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, insight (illness awareness) may be a predictive variable in cognitive behavior therapy for psychosis (CBTp). In the current study, researchers assessed forty-four psychotic patients before and following a CBTp intervention. They discovered that insight correlated to improvements in psychotic symptoms among patients with auditory and visual hallucinations and ideas of reference.  Insight did not correlate to other symptom types (e.g.,…
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Terapia Cognitiva Conductal [The Future of CBT]

Dr. Aaron Beck discusses the future of Cognitive Therapy at Beck Institute's Cognitive Behavior Therapy Workshop in Spanish. According to Dr. Beck, the theory of Cognitive Therapy rests on the science of human behavior and human psychopathology. As the scientific basis expands (e.g., neuroscience, psychopathology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, etc.), so too will Cognitive Therapy.  www.beckinstitute.org/cbt-workshops.
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Cognitive Therapy Reduces the Severity of Psychosis

According to a recent study published in the British Medical Journal, cognitive therapy (CT) may reduce the severity of psychotic symptoms among individuals who develop psychosis. Participants (n = 288) identified as high-risk for developing a psychotic disorder were randomly assigned to receive either six months of CT plus mental state monitoring or mental state monitoring only. While CT did not significantly reduce the transition to psychosis, it did reduce…
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Terapia Cognitiva Conductal [The Many Applications of Cognitive Therapy]

Dr. Beck discusses the many different applications of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)—and states that he never would have expected CBT to be utilized in the treatment of so many different conditions. For example, CBT can be useful in the treatment of patients with epilepsy; it can reduce the likelihood of additional heart attacks among cardiac patients; and it can help with cancer-related depression. www.beckinstitute.org/cbt-workshops
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A Monthly Summary of Beck Institute Updates [April 2012]

In its efforts to encourage the growth and dissemination of CBT throughout the world, the Beck Institute has expanded its online presence across social media and other platforms. To keep you (our readers) informed of our most recent updates, we've decided to implement a monthly summary including: blogs, CBT articles, and CBT trainings, and other updates for our readers. Please use the following links to go back and read what…
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