Entries by assist@beckinstitute.org

Change in Dysfunctional Beliefs About Sleep in Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Abstract As part of a larger randomized controlled trial, 188 participants were randomized to behavior therapy (BT), cognitive therapy (CT), or cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for insomnia. The aims of this study were threefold: (a) to determine whether change in dysfunctional beliefs about sleep was related to change in sleep, insomnia symptoms, and impairment following treatment; […]

A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Group Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and a Topical Steroid for Women With Dyspareunia

Abstract OBJECTIVE:This 13-week randomized clinical trial aimed to compare group cognitive-behavioral therapy (GCBT) and a topical steroid in the treatment of provoked vestibulodynia, the most common form of dyspareunia. METHOD:Participants were 97 women randomly assigned to 1 of 2 treatment conditions and assessed at pretreatment, posttreatment and 6-month follow-up via structured interviews and standard questionnaires […]

Addressing Behavioral Health Disparities for Somali Immigrants Through Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Led by Community Health Workers

Abstract To test the feasibility and acceptability of implementing an evidence-based, peer-delivered mental health intervention for Somali women in Minnesota, and to assess the impact of the intervention on the mental health of those who received the training. In a feasibility study, 11 Somali female community health workers were trained to deliver an 8-session cognitive […]

Are we really delivering evidence-based treatments for eating disorders? How eating-disordered patients describe their experience of cognitive behavioral therapy

Abstract Psychotherapists report routinely not practising evidence-based treatments. However, there is little research examining the content of therapy from the patient perspective. This study examined the self-reported treatment experiences of individuals who had been told that they had received cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) for their eating disorder. One hundred and fifty-seven such sufferers (mean age = 25.69 years) […]

Cost-utility analyses of cognitive-behavioral therapy of depression: A systematic review

Abstract Background: Major depressive disorder (MDD) causes a massive disease burden worldwide. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an important treatment approach for depression. Cost-utility analysis (CUA) is a method to support decisions on efficient allocation of resources in health policy. The objective of our study was to systematically review CUA of CBT in the treatment […]

Perspectives of suicidal veterans on safety planning: Findings from a pilot study

Abstract Aims: Individual interviews were conducted and analyzed to learn about the engagement of suicidal veterans in safety planning. Method: Twenty suicidal veterans who had recently constructed safety plans were recruited at two VA hospitals. In semistructured interviews, they discussed how they felt about constructing and using the plan and suggested changes in plan content […]

School-based cognitive behavioral therapy: Current status and alternative approaches

Congratulations to Torrey (and team) on her recent publication in Current Psychiatry Reviews! Abstract Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is among the most studied EBPs with support for its efficacy across a range of presenting problems in youth, but broad uptake of traditional CBT in school-based settings has been slow. A review of CBT in schools […]