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Seeking Safety Treatment Improves Outcomes in Patient with Substance Use Disorders and Co-Occurring PTSD

According to a recent study published in Addiction, seeking safety treatment (SS), a manualized, present-focused, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) treatment program for substance use disorders and PTSD, is associated with better drug use outcomes than treatment as usual. The current study compared treatment as usual to a combination of SS and treatment as usual. Results indicate that SS may reduce drug use in veterans with substance use disorders and PTSD…
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The Generic Cognitive Model

In this clip from a recent 3-day workshop at Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dr. Aaron Beck first describes the generic cognitive model and explains how it can be adapted to a number of different disorders. Then Dr. Beck illustrates the application of CBT to panic disorder and chronic fatigue syndrome— just two examples of the many disorders to which CBT is effectively applied. https://beckinstitute.org/cbt-workshops.
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Videoconference and Cell Phone-Based CBT Improves OCD Symptoms

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders, videoconference- and cell phone-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) may improve obsessive-compulsive symptoms in patients with limited access to face-to-face therapy. In the current study, researchers in Norway partnered with researchers at the University of Michigan to study the efficacy of CBT via electronic means. Six OCD patients received fifteen therapy sessions via electronic forms during a 12-week period.…
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Modifying CBT for Shorter Sessions

In this clip from a recent 3-day workshop at Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses adapting CBT sessions within time constraints. Brief CBT interventions have been shown to be effective in the treatment of a variety of disorders. Dr. Beck stresses the importance of maintaining the structural components of CBT in shortened sessions. https://beckinstitute.org/cbt-workshops
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Insight is a Predictive Variable in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Psychosis

According to a recent study published in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, insight (illness awareness) may be a predictive variable in cognitive behavior therapy for psychosis (CBTp). In the current study, researchers assessed forty-four psychotic patients before and following a CBTp intervention. They discovered that insight correlated to improvements in psychotic symptoms among patients with auditory and visual hallucinations and ideas of reference.  Insight did not correlate to other symptom types (e.g.,…
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