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Guest Blogger Dr. Judith Beck: Helplessness

I recently presented a Master’s Clinician Class at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. My topic was cognitive conceptualization of personality disorders. I asked for a volunteer to describe a case so as a group, we could conceptualize the client, using the Cognitive Conceptualization Diagram (Beck, 2005). I have changed certain details to protect the client but his difficulties are fairly typical of someone with avoidant personality disorder. Joe…
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Older Veterans with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Helped by CBT

Medscape: According to a pilot study presented at the Anxiety Disorders Association of America 2009 Annual Conference, older veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related symptoms of depression and anxiety - which can persist for decades - may benefit from prolonged exposure therapy (a form of cognitive behavioral therapy). Twelve sessions included "in vivo experience, in which patients are exposed to fears out in the world, and imaginary…
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