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Month: May 2017

Facilitating Reappraisal in Anxiety Disorders

Facilitating Reappraisal in Anxiety Disorders By Jesús A. Salas Psy.D., ABPP It is well known that the central tenet of CBT is the mediational role of cognitive appraisal in the origin and maintenance of psychological disorders. According to Aaron Beck’s theory, a key goal of CBT is to help patients with anxiety disorders change their dysfunctional appraisal of a stimulus in terms of its threatening nature and significance. Patients’ appraisals of…
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Integrating Mindfulness into CBT

Integrating Mindfulness into CBT By Robert Hindman, Ph.D.Beck Institute Faculty A recently published journal article reviewed the empirical support for mindfulness-based interventions for common psychiatric disorders (Hedman-Lagerlof, Hedman-Lagerlof, & Ost, 2018). The authors concluded that the evidence base for using mindfulness-based interventions in the treatment of psychiatric disorders was weak. While other studies have found mindfulness-based interventions to be promising (e.g., Hofmann, Sawyer, Witt, & Oh, 2010), the conclusion of the review article…
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Depression and Chronic Illness

CBT for Medical Conditions By Norman Cotterell, PhD Depression is sometimes regarded as the common cold of psychiatric conditions. It is a debilitating condition, sapping individuals of their desire for life, for hope, for movement. This article will describe the negative effects depression has on chronic illness, how to recognize it, and how to encourage clients toward self-care. Aaron Beck’s cognitive therapy was developed specifically as a treatment for depression. When…
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