Values Can Be an Antidote to Suicide

James was a 53-year old firefighter debilitated by depression who saw suicide as a way out.  Prior to his first episode of depression, he was able to work full time, support his wife and family, and fulfill his obligations.

Meanings, Motivation & Affect

When individuals approach a task that seems formidable and challenging, clinicians can influence the meanings attached to the task by being supportive and encouraging.

What is Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R)?

Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) is a treatment approach designed to promote empowerment, recovery, and resiliency in individuals with serious mental health conditions.

February 2019 CBT Update

A collection of the articles, research, and news in Cognitive Behavior Therapy from February.

Stepping Through the Curiosity Door: Engaging Young Patients Through Fun Experiential CBT Procedures

A biographical summary from Robert D. Friedberg, Ph.D., ABPP, ACT’s presentation at the 2018 Beck Excellence Summit.

Non-Suicidal Self-Harm: Conceptualization and a Clinical Intervention

Most people who engage in NSSI experience intense shame related to self-harm. Most have had the experience of being harshly judged for their behavior. As a result, they fear that they’ll be rejected if they disclose their NSSI.

Clinical Measures in CBT – A Hassle or a Help?

The integration of measures to guide CBT is a critical component of providing evidence-based care. Use of psychometrically sound clinical measures can help to monitor progress and guide treatment by providing a window into a client’s symptoms and functioning.

January 2019 CBT Update

A collection of the articles, research, and news in Cognitive Behavior Therapy from January.

Goal-Setting Part 2: Follow-up after a roleplay with Dr. Aaron Beck

Read feedback from a recent workshop participant. She implemented techniques she learned during a roleplay with Dr. Aaron Beck.