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Month: March 2013

Group CBT is Effective for Generalized Social Anxiety Disorder in Japan

According to a recent study published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) effectively reduces symptoms of generalized social anxiety disorder (SAD) and improves quality of life among Japanese patients for up to a year post-treatment. The present study aimed to identify the long-term efficacy and predictors of group CBT among patients diagnosed with SAD in a naturalistic setting in Japan. From July 2003 to August 2010, outpatient…
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CBT for People with Disabilities

In this video from a recent CBT workshop at the Beck Institute, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses how to use cognitive therapy with people who have disabilities. He discusses how an individual's specific negative beliefs about his or her disability can lead to other disorders, including depression and suicidality. Dr. Beck then outlines three main objectives for therapists working with patients with disabilities. To attend a workshop at the Beck Institute,…
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CBT is Effective for Adherence and Depression in HIV-Infected Injection Drug Users

A recent study in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy for adherence and depression (CBT-AD) can be an effective treatment for decreasing depression and increasing adherence to medication in HIV-infected injection drug users. The present study examined the effects of time-limited CBT-AD on participants with HIV and depression, and currently receiving treatment for their injection drug use.  Participants (n=89) ranged from age 18 to…
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Ways for Therapists to Stay Motivated

In this video from a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses techniques for therapists to remain motivated in their practice. He discusses the importance of distancing oneself from concerns and worries. Dr. Beck gives examples of how therapists can distance themselves, including meditation as well as monitoring and responding to their own cognitions. Beck Institute provides several training opportunities for CBT therapists. For more information visit our website.
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