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February 2018 CBT Update

February 2018 On the Blog New Pathways in Cognitive Therapy for Severe Disorders April 4, 2019 Read More Values Can Be an Antidote to Suicide March 21, 2019 Read More Meanings, Motivation & Affect March 14, 2019 Read More Research Why Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is the Current Gold Standard of Psychotherapy Upcoming Workshops CBT for Depression and Suicide March 12-14, 2018 Learn More CBT for Weight Loss and Maintenance March…
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New Breakthroughs in Cognitive Therapy: Applications to the Severely Mentally Ill (Part 1)

New Breakthroughs in Cognitive Therapy: Applications to the Severely Mentally Ill (Part 1) Aaron T. Beck, MD Note: This article summarizes Aaron Beck’s interview with Judith Beck at the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference in Anaheim, CA, December 16, 2017, for which he received a standing ovation from over 7,000 conference participants. Origins and Development of the Treatment Early in my career, I treated a delusional patient who believed he was being…
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January 2018 CBT Update

January 2018 On the Blog New Pathways in Cognitive Therapy for Severe Disorders April 4, 2019 Read More Values Can Be an Antidote to Suicide March 21, 2019 Read More Meanings, Motivation & Affect March 14, 2019 Read More Research Effectiveness of CBT for Veterans with Depression and Suicidal Ideation Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain-One Therapeutic Approach for the Opioid Epidemic. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for College Students With ADHD: Temporal…
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Behavioral Activation Tip

Depressed clients often isolate themselves from others and withdraw from life. To counter the isolation and withdrawal common to depression, therapists can introduce behavioral activation. This strategy entails getting clients more active and involved in life by scheduling activities that have the potential to improve their mood.

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Intrinsic Motivation

In our work with dieters, we have found that many (if not most) rely very heavily on the scale going down as an external reward for their hard work. They believe that if they were perfect, or close to perfect, on their diets, the scale should go down, if not every day, then certainly every week. This is problematic because the scale simply doesn’t work that way.

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