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Reducing Juvenile Recidivism with CBT and Cell Phone Technology

According to a recent study published in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) supplemented with cell phone technology may help reduce juvenile recidivism. The juvenile correctional system in the U.S. struggles to implement effective interventions for keeping supervised juveniles from re-committing crimes. Although research indicates support for CBT programs in decreasing recidivism, evidence-based programs have not been adequately incorporated into treatment. Authors of…
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Online CBT Course Shows Promise in Treating Depression among Adolescents and Young Adults

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, internet-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) may help reduce depressive symptoms among adolescents and young adults. The current study aimed to determine the effectiveness of Master Your Mood (MYM), an internet based CBT intervention, for depressive symptoms among young people. Participants (244; ages 16-25) were randomly assigned to the online MYM course or to a wait-list control. The…
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Tailored Internet-Based CBT is Effective for Depression

According to a recent study published in Plos One, tailored internet-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) may be helpful in the treatment of depression. In the current study, researchers compared individually tailored, internet-based self-help CBT to standardized (non-tailored) internet-based CBT and an active control (a monitored online discussion group). Participants included 121 individuals diagnosed with major depressive disorder and a range of comorbid symptoms. The standardized CBT (non-tailored) group received 8…
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CBT and Technology

In this video Dr. Aaron Beck discusses delivering Cognitive Behavior Therapy via various new technologies. Dr. Beck explains how using the phone, Skype, and computer programs for delivering treatment can be extremely useful in "reaching the unreachable." He stresses the importance of the therapeutic relationship in a CBT session, and explains results from recent studies looking at the effects of technology integration. For more information about CBT training directed by…
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Internet-Based CBT for Bulimic Symptomatology

A study published in Behaviour Research and Therapy found a significant improvement in eating disorder symptoms (behavior and cognitions), among adolescent participants (n=101) with bulimia nervosa (BN) or bulimic symptomatology following the completion of an internet-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) intervention. These findings suggest that an internet-based approach could serve as an initial intervention for adolescents with bulimic symptomatology. Pretorius, N., Arcelus, J., Beecham, J., Dawson, H., Doherty, F., Eisler,…
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Internet-Based CBT Can Facilitate a Strong Working Alliance

A recent pilot study found that internet-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) may facilitate a working alliance that is comparable in quality to the alliance formed in face-to-face therapy settings. The working, or therapeutic, alliance is a key tenet of CBT, and research suggests that it is crucial to positive therapeutic outcomes. The current study compares the working alliance between client and therapist in an internet-based intervention and in face-to-face treatment…
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