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Community-Based CBT Workshop for Insomnia

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Sleep Research community-based, Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) workshops can be effective and accessible for participants suffering from symptoms of insomnia. Although insomnia is highly prevalent, individuals seek help infrequently and accessibility of treatment is often limited. The current study examined the effectiveness of large scale, one-day CBT-I workshops. These workshops were advertised and open to the public. Those…
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Training Laypeople in Cognitive Behavior Therapy when Resources are Limited

In this video from Beck Institute's recent CBT Workshop for Students and Faculty, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses the notion of training laypeople in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) when resources are limited. Dr. Beck cites an empirical study indicating that, with proper supervision, laypeople at the bachelor's level can be effective with some clients. Dr. Beck also discusses his own research in which he has been able to train high school…
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Universal School-Based CBT Prevention Programs Reduces Anxiety in Children

According to a recent study published in Behavior Therapy, universal school-based cognitive behavior prevention programs may provide benefits for children who suffer from or are at risk for symptoms of anxiety. The FRIENDS program was developed in Australia in 2000. It is a cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) based early prevention program designed to help children with symptoms of anxiety. The children learn valuable strategies such as recognizing their anxiety, identifying…
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Systems of Psychotherapy (Part 4)

In this video from Beck Institute's recent CBT Workshop for Students and Faculty, Dr. Aaron Beck explains that when delivered effectively, many therapies are helpful in the treatment of depression in the short-term; however, in the long-term, their effects may not be lasting. On the other hand, research indicates that depressed patients treated with cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) tend to continue to improve overtime. Dr. Beck attributes this durability of…
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Systems of Psychotherapy (Part 3)

In this video from Beck Institute's recent CBT Workshop for Students and Faculty, Dr. Aaron Beck first explains the fundamental methodology of meditation-based therapies, including acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness-based therapy. Dr. Beck explains that these therapies require patients to actively experience negative, dysfunctional thoughts and accept them without trying to change them. Through acceptance, patients are able to decenter themselves, gain greater distance, and greater objectivity. Next Dr.…
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Group CBT Helps Women with Low Self-Esteem

A recent study published in Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy indicates that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) group intervention may be helpful for women with low self-esteem, and co-morbid depression and anxiety. In the current study, researchers used a set of CBT-based self-help workbooks, Overcoming Low Self-Esteem Self-Help Course (Fennell, 2006), to implement group therapy in a recruited sample of 37 women with low self-esteem (as indicated by the Robson Self Concept…
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