Articles Tagged "cognitive-behavioral"

Psychology researchers have long lamented that practicing therapists do not make use of research findings in their clinical work. For their part, clinicians have argued that much of what researchers have studied has not adequately addressed the issues that they confront in their practices. This gap between research and practice continues to exist, even in […]

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Theory, research, and clinical experience have led us to believe that attachment patterns and processes are highly relevant to the treatment of eating disorders – a point that has also been argued persuasively by colleagues in the field (Tasca & Balfour, 2014; Tasca, Ritchie, & Balfour, 2011). Thus, in the design of the Copenhagen Bulimia […]

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Abstract In the context of a randomized clinical trial of psychoanalytic psychotherapy (PPT) versus cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for bulimia nervosa (BN), this study performed secondary analyses of (a) the relation between attachment and pretreatment symptom levels, (b) whether client pretreatment attachment moderated treatment outcome, (c) whether change in client attachment was associated with symptomatic change, and (d) whether […]

With the growing emphasis on Evidence-Based Psychotherapies (EBPs) it is important to take notice that in the community there are generally no assurances of fidelity to a treatment methodology. Consider the following scenario: A young man experiencing symptoms of Panic Disorder is advised by a savvy primary care physician to seek psychotherapy. This gentleman does […]

Adapted excerpt from “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Christians with Depression:  A Practical, Tool-Based Primer” book in preparation. Buy your copy here: https://www.templetonpress.org/book/cognitive-behavioral-therapy Does Religion Belong in Psychotherapy? This question is posed by a lot of mental health practitioners. Here’s the short answer: If religion is important to our clients, religion will be part of psychotherapy whether […]

Introduction In the June issue of Psychotherapy, Newman, Przeworski, Consoli, and Taylor present a study on the use of a palmtop computer-assisted therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) (Newman et al., 2014). This novel evaluation of the efficiency of coupling a computer program with face-to-face Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) was the culmination of questions that began […]

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Chronic pain is a debilitating symptom that may or may not have an organic cause. In rural communities, chronic pain may be more difficult to treat due to patients’ limited access to care, lower socioeconomic status (SES), and geographic isolation (Thorn et al., 2011). Psychosocial approaches are viable options for treatment, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy […]

Introduction Given the recent changes to the diagnostic criteria of eating and feeding disorders in the DSM-5, specifically the addition of Binge Eating Disorder (BED), I aimed to examine the current research supporting effective psychodynamic treatment of eating disorders (EDs) and how DSM-5 modifications will affect diagnosis, treatment, and awareness of EDs. There is a […]

Introduction In the June issue of Psychotherapy, Newman, Przeworski, Consoli, and Taylor presented a study on the use of a Palmtop computer-assisted therapy for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) (Newman et al., 2014). Since developing prototypes for this computer program in the early 1990s, there have been significant advancements in the use of technology in health […]

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Abstract The focus of this clinical practice review is to provide clinicians a framework for incorporating technology into the treatment of eating disorders (EDs). We detailed studies that were published within the past 11 years (2002–2012) and that included at least 10 participants. Our primary aims were to describe how technology has been used to […]

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