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The Effects of Therapist Competence in Assigning Homework in Cognitive Therapy With Cluster C Personality Disorders

This study examined the effects of therapist competence in assigning homework on the outcome of CT (cognitive therapy) in patients with Cluster C personality disorders. 25 participants underwent 40 weekly, 50 minute, CT sessions that followed the Beck and Freeman treatment manual for personality disorders. The six treating therapists employed three primary techniques: guided imagery, homework assignments that led the patients to try new adaptive responses, and cognitive, behavioral, and emotion-focused techniques to develop new, more adaptive beliefs to replace the pathological beliefs.

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Homework

I often tell therapists and patients that the way people get better is to make small changes in their thinking and behavior every day. That's why it's important for patients to do homework - just talking to a therapist for an hour a week is unlikely to be of much help to most people with psychiatric disorders. Homework frequently involves having patients change their distorted thinking so they see reality…
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