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A Group Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for People in Supported Employment Programs: CBT-SE

 Abstract INTRODUCTION: Supported employment programs are highly effective in helping people with severe mental illness obtain competitive jobs quickly. However, job tenure is often a problem for many. Of the various obstacles to job tenure documented, dysfunctional beliefs regarding the workplace and one's own abilities has been proposed as a therapeutic target. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this article is threefold: (1) to describe the development and the content of a…
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When patients get angry in session

Judith S. Beck writes in: Some therapists are quite concerned about their patients becoming angry at them. Yet when therapists respond sensitively, they can help patients learn important lessons. The first thing I do when a patient becomes angry is to elicit their automatic thoughts and positively reinforce them, in a genuine way. "I'm so glad you told me that." And I am glad. If there's a problem, I want…
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Cognitive Behavior Therapy helps prevent spread of HIV

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recently launched a Healthy Living Project to promote healthful behaviors among those who have HIV. The Healthy Living Project had two phases: 1) to qualitatively investigate and understand the living contexts of those with HIV and 2) to offer an intervention - Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Through their randomized controlled study of a CBT intervention, recently published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 3818 people with HIV were…
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Unemployed? Cognitive Behavior Therapy may be able to help

Usually we write in about recent studies -- and this unemployment study is actually from 1997, but we thought it was interesting enough to warrant highlighting. People often ask us about using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) techniques for everyday life issues (as opposed to using CBT for specific psychiatric disorders), and this unemployment study, conducted in the UK, is a great example of how CBT can be applied to other areas. Here's the…
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