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Month: July 2015

Evaluation of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Drinking. Outcome of Japanese Alcoholic Patients.

Abstract This study examined the efficacy of a group-based cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) for Japanese alcoholic outpatients. Participants (N = 169) were assigned either to a CBT-based relapse prevention group or a TAU (treatment as usual) group. The CBT group received 12-session CBT treatment with a structured treatment workbook once a week. The TAU group received usual daycare treatment including 12-step meeting, vocational training and leisure activities. Participants in the CBT…

Workshop Participant Spotlight(s) – Petrona Anderson, LMHC and Makiko Clark, LCSW

Both Petrona Anderson (left) and Makiko Clark (right) traveled to the Beck Institute workshop in Philadelphia from Japan. Their 15 hour flight took them to Pittsburgh, where they had an additional 4 hour drive to Philadelphia.  Both work in the same department at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan. Makiko works as a LCSW for the Navy and Petrona, a LMHC, works as a substance abuse counselor. They decided to…

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Abstract The efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has been the subject of much study over the past fifteen years. Building on a foundation of case studies and open clinical trials, the literature now contains many methodologically sound studies that have compared full CBT protocols to waitlist controls, pill placebo, psychosocial comparison conditions, active medication, combined treatments, and brief CBT. This review is part of a…

Protocol: Reducing Suicidal Ideation Among Turkish Migrants in the Netherlands and in the UK: Effectiveness of an Online Intervention

Abstract Background: The Turkish community living in Europe has an increased risk for suicidal ideation and attempted suicide. Online self-help may be an effective way of engagement with this community. This study will evaluate the effectiveness of a culturally adapted, guided, cognitive behavioural therapy-based online self-help intervention targeting suicidal ideation for Turkish adults living in the Netherlands and in the UK. Methods and design: This study will be performed in…

E-Newsletter: Helping Clients with Personality Disorders Focus on Problem Solving

Judith S. Beck, PhD, President Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy When a client poses a challenge in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), it is important to conceptualize why the problem has arisen. Is it a practical problem? Is it related to the client's dysfunctional beliefs? Is it related to the therapist's dysfunctional beliefs? In this article, I'll describe two difficulties that were practical in nature. Future articles will focus on client…

Characteristics of U.S. Veterans Who Begin and Complete Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD

Abstract This retrospective chart-review study examined patient-level correlates of initiation and completion of evidence-based psychotherapy (EBP) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among treatment-seeking U.S. veterans. We identified all patients (N = 796) in a large Veterans Affairs PTSD and anxiety clinic who attended at least 1 individual psychotherapy appointment with 1 of 8 providers trained in EBP. Within this group, 91 patients (11.4%) began EBP (either Cognitive Processing Therapy or…