A biographical summary from Steven D. Hollon, PhD’s presentation at the 2018 Beck Excellence Summit.
Read feedback from a recent workshop participant. She implemented techniques she learned during a roleplay with Dr. Aaron Beck.
Patients sometimes express curiosity about their therapists by asking them personal questions. When treating patients who suffer from alcohol and other substance use disorders, it is not uncommon for therapists to be on the receiving end of questions such as, “Are you in recovery too?” or “Have you ever used [insert name of substance]?” or “Haven’t you ever binge-drank?”
When a client of mine, Adam, was 22, he received the following diagnosis during a routine physical: elevated liver enzymes. He thought, “Oh my God, I’m going to die.” It was later revealed that the lab results were in error, but as he reported to me ten years later: “This catapulted me into heath anxiety.”
An update of news and research on cognitive behavior therapy in March, 2018 including blog posts and training programs from Beck Institute.