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Category: Health and Mental Health Providers

New Breakthroughs in Cognitive Therapy: Applications to the Severely Mentally Ill (Part 3)

When we work with individuals with schizophrenia who have been hospitalized for many years, we need to find out what their needs are. We are often able to draw on their delusions. For example, six inpatients had delusions that they were God or Jesus. To our surprise, several of the individuals responded to the question, “What is good about being God?” with the response, “You can help people.”

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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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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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