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Tag: Cognitive Beahvioural Therapy

CBT is Effective for Pediatric OCD

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the acute effectiveness of manualized exposure-based CBT with a family-based treatment, as an initial treatment for pediatric OCD delivered in regular community child and adolescents outpatient clinics. The report summarizes outcome of the first treatment step in the NordLOTS, which was conducted in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. METHOD: 269 participants, age 7-17, with OCD, received treatment for 14 weekly sessions. Treatment…
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Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Depression

In this clip from a recent 3-day workshop at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses CBT strategies for suicidal patients facing a number of losses or negative events (e.g., loss of job/family/assets/health/etc.) Dr. Beck explains that depression stems from the meaning one attaches to life events rather than the events themselves. For example, a person who is vulnerable to depression might believe, "Losing my job…
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Does Cognitive Therapy = Cognitive Behavior Therapy?

There seems to be a lot of confusion about the difference between Cognitive Therapy (CT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Why? Well, sometimes the two terms are used interchangeably... and sometimes they're not.   So does CT = CBT? Not always. Here's how the two are related. Cognitive Therapy (CT) is: A specific form of therapy developed by Aaron T. Beck, M.D. in the 1960s. The first psychotherapy to be subjected to rigorous clinical testing (Dr. Beck…
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