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Author: Sarah Licata

Denial in Substance Use

CBT for Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders By Cory Newman, PhD, ABPP Therapists who treat patients struggling with alcohol and other substance use problems are familiar with the problems of under-reporting, minimizing, and denial. Under-reporting means that the patient is willing to disclose that he or she partakes of alcohol and/or other substances, but does not report the full amount either because of low self-awareness, self-serving bias, shame, and/or fear of anticipated consequences (e.g., being…
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How Cognitive Therapists Can Contribute to Patient Well-Being

CBT for Medical Conditions By Francine Broder, PsyD Patient adherence to treatment for type 2 diabetes, obesity, and other chronic health problems is a great source of concern for physicians.  Physicians often look to mental and behavioral health professionals to help care for their patients with chronic illnesses, while grappling with how to increase adherence to treatment. What are the possible obstacles patients face? The complexity of treatment can influence adherence.There may…
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Happy 2017, Beck Institute Community

Happy 2017, Beck Institute Community I know, it’s February and perhaps a little late to wish everyone a happy New Year. But we are already running at a fast pace to make this another memorable year, and wanted to let you know what is ahead in 2017.  First, let’s talk about the amazing growth we experienced in 2016. As you know, the mission of the Beck Institute is to promote…
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Children’s Emotional Buckets

Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Youth by Torrey A. Creed, Ph.D. Imagine yourself lowering a ladle into a bucket of cool water to scoop out a drink. If the bucket is full, you can probably take a ladleful without much of a negative impact. However, taking a scoop from a mostly-empty bucket may cause you to uncomfortably scrape the sides and leave very little behind. Knowing you’ll inevitably have to scoop…
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Supervision Issues in Cognitive Therapy

Supervision Issues in Cognitive Therapy Originally published in Cognitive Therapy Today, the Beck Institute Newsletter in 2004. I have recently been supervising a number of novice therapists and experienced therapists new to cognitive therapy.At the beginning of (and throughout) supervision, I stress conceptualization, the cognitive model, and structure.Also from the beginning I stress the importance of using the conceptualization to plan treatment within individual sessions. I ask therapists to keep two…
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Teaching and Supervising CBT

Teaching and Supervising CBT by Donna Sudak, MD Did you learn CBT through the tradition of “See one, do one, teach one?” Were your instructors and supervisors clinicians who had never learned the principles of adult learning? Did they instead teach or supervise you in the way they themselves had been taught or supervised? Dissemination and training of quality CBT therapists has become a recent focus for CBT programs throughout…
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