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Evaluation of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Drinking. Outcome of Japanese Alcoholic Patients.

Abstract This study examined the efficacy of a group-based cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) for Japanese alcoholic outpatients. Participants (N = 169) were assigned either to a CBT-based relapse prevention group or a TAU (treatment as usual) group. The CBT group received 12-session CBT treatment with a structured treatment workbook once a week. The TAU group received usual daycare treatment including 12-step meeting, vocational training and leisure activities. Participants in the CBT…

Current State of Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Japan

A recent report by Yutaka Ono, M.D. and colleagues (2011) described the current status of research on cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) in Japan. CBT ranked first as the treatment method that medical facilities would most like to provide. On the basis of this information, the study group developed an individual CBT program for treating Japanese patients with depression. The program was based on the model developed by Aaron T. Beck,…