Raising the bar for excellence in CBT. Enroll in Beck CBT Certification today!

Search

Tag: cbt-for-children

Evil Pink Monsters and the Use of Externalization in Child CBT

Evil Pink Monsters and the Use of Externalization in Child CBT Elisa Nebolsine, LCSW On my desk sits a stack of pictures that includes: “Evil Pink Monster,” “Bob, the angry wolf,” and “Enfado,” a small bird that breathes out long flames of anger.  These pictures, all externalized images of emotion, play a crucial role in my clinical work with children.  CBT is a problem-specific type of therapy, and as such,…
READ FULL ARTICLE

CBT plus Medication is Effective for Chronic Migraine in Children and Adolescents

According to a recent study published in JAMA, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) plus amitriptyline (a tricyclic antidepressant used in the treatment of migraines) may be an effective treatment for chronic migraines in children and adolescents. In the current study, researchers compared the efficacy of CBT plus amitriptyline versus headache education plus amitriptyline. Participants included 135 youth aged 10 to 17 diagnosed with chronic migraine. They were randomized to either the…
READ FULL ARTICLE

CBT for Children and Adolescents

[caption id="attachment_3113" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Dr. Aaron Beck at Beck Institute's CBT for Children and Adolescent's Workshop"][/caption] For more pictures from our recent CBT for Children and Adolescents Workshop visit our Facebook page.
READ FULL ARTICLE

Social Competence Influences CBT Treatment Response in Anxious Youth

According to a recent study published in Child Psychiatry & Human Development, there are significant associations between measures of social functioning and the severity of a child’s principal anxiety disorder. Further, social competence is likely to influence several key elements of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and CBT treatment response. Participants (161, ages 7-14) diagnosed with a principal anxiety disorder participated in a randomized clinical trial. They received either individual CBT…
READ FULL ARTICLE

CBT for Children with Anxiety Disorders: Comparison of a Child + Parent Condition Versus a Parent Only Condition

A study published in Behaviour Therapy and Research compared the efficacy of group-based cognitive behavior therapy (GCBT) delivered to young, anxious children and their parents versus GCBT delivered to parents only. Results showed no significant difference between the two conditions. These findings suggest that GCBT delivered exclusively to parents of young, anxious children may be a feasible treatment alternative for improving accessibility to efficacious treatments for children with anxiety disorders.…
READ FULL ARTICLE

Cultural Differences in CBT for Children

A participant from Singapore explains a common core belief based in all-or-nothing thinking. Dr. Beck recalls a patient vignette which helps describe a similar pattern of thinking (to the described students in Singapore) and the procedure Dr. Beck followed for treatment. For more information about CBT training or to register for a workshop directed by Drs. Judith and Aaron Beck visit our CBT Workshops page.
READ FULL ARTICLE