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Month: August 2015

A Group Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for People in Supported Employment Programs: CBT-SE

 Abstract INTRODUCTION: Supported employment programs are highly effective in helping people with severe mental illness obtain competitive jobs quickly. However, job tenure is often a problem for many. Of the various obstacles to job tenure documented, dysfunctional beliefs regarding the workplace and one's own abilities has been proposed as a therapeutic target. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this article is threefold: (1) to describe the development and the content of a…

Therapeutic Alliance in Face-to-Face and Telephone-Administered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Abstract OBJECTIVE: Telephone-administered therapies have emerged as an alternative method of delivery for the treatment of depression, yet concerns persist that the use of the telephone may have a deleterious effect on therapeutic alliance. The purpose of this study was to compare therapeutic alliance in clients receiving cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression by telephone (T-CBT) or face-to-face (FtF-CBT). METHOD: We randomized 325 participants to receive 18 sessions of T-CBT…

Workshop Participant Spotlight – Kimberly Grocher

Kimberly Grocher, LCSW traveled from NYC to attend 3 days of experiential training in CBT for Personality Disorders and Challenging Problems. She works at Weill Cornell Medical College in a group psychiatry practice where she treats clients of all ages, specializing in treating adult women with anxiety and PTSD, couples, and professionals. As a "movement oriented therapist", CBT resonates with her personal beliefs that feelings and goals start with thoughts. She…

2015 Annual Graduate Student Workshop

CBT for Depression and Suicidality Our Student CBT Workshop, held in Philadelphia, August 3-5, 2015 for the sixth consecutive year, received 140 participants from twenty six states including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and an amazing fifteen countries including Australia, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and the United Kingdom. Thank you to everyone who made our Student Workshop…

Cognitive Versus Exposure Therapy for Problem Gambling: Randomised Controlled Trial.

 Abstract BACKGROUND: Problem gambling-specific cognitive therapy (CT) and behavioural (exposure-based) therapy (ET) are two core cognitive-behavioural techniques to treating the disorder, but no studies have directly compared them using a randomised trial. AIMS: To evaluate differential efficacy of CT and ET for adult problem gamblers at a South Australian gambling therapy service. METHODS: Two-group randomised, parallel design. Primary outcome was rated by participants using the Victorian Gambling Screen (VGS) at…

Cognitive Therapy for Patients with Schizophrenia

Abstract Background Antipsychotic drugs are usually the first line of treatment for schizophrenia; however, many patients refuse or discontinue their pharmacological treatment. We aimed to establish whether cognitive therapy was effective in reducing psychiatric symptoms in people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders who had chosen not to take antipsychotic drugs. Methods We did a single-blind randomised controlled trial at two UK centres between Feb 15, 2010, and May 30, 2013. Participants…