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Forum: Cognitive Therapy February 1st, 2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 17,067
Posted By James Pretzer
A quick screening tool for suicidality

A recent NIMH study has identified a quick 4-question screening tool that does a good job of youth who are at risk for suicide in a sample of youth who were seeking medical care. For summary of the...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy October 27th, 2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 17,067
Posted By James Pretzer
Cognitive Therapy with Suicidal Patients

The October 2012 edition if the Behavior Therapist has an excellent article on Cognitive Therapy with suicidal clients. I believe that it can be downloaded by going to...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy July 3rd, 2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,400
Posted By James Pretzer
Re: Distance Education in CBT

Our 2012-2013 Distance Education program will begin in October. A brochure with all the details can be downloaded from: http://www.behavioralhealthassoc.com/educationalPrograms.php
Forum: Cognitive Therapy April 19th, 2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 10,556
Posted By James Pretzer
CBT Book Reviews

Would you like to find reviews of potentially useful CBT books before buying them? The International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy's web site has a long series of book reviews available at...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy April 18th, 2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 9,642
Posted By James Pretzer
Hoarding resources

Hoarding has gotten an amazing amount of attention in recent years. It isn't an easy disorder to treat but can be treated quite successfully with some persistence. Here are some good resources on...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy April 10th, 2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 12,344
Posted By James Pretzer
Free CBT lectures and resources

A number of postgraduate-level lectures on CBT are available to download free of charge at http://www.psychologytools.org/cbt-training-lectures.html. The same site has a number of downloadable...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy April 9th, 2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 9,799
Posted By James Pretzer
Comparing CBT Training Options

With the proliferation of programs offering distance education and workshops in CBT, I periodically am asked how the different programs compare. Since each person's background and needs are uniques,...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy February 27th, 2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 11,084
Posted By James Pretzer
Meichenbaum video currently available on YouTube?

A video of Donald Meichenbaum demonstrating CBT is currently available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX-oU0G8pQU.
Forum: Cognitive Therapy February 21st, 2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 9,764
Posted By James Pretzer
CBT training in Spanish

On April 2-4, 2012, Beck Institute will offer its first ever on-site workshop conducted entirely in Spanish.

puedes consultar las siguientes direcciones de internet:...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy February 6th, 2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,400
Posted By James Pretzer
The registration deadline is approaching

If you've requested a brochure and are planning on participating in the program that will be starting in March, don't forget that the registration deadline is Friday, Febuary 17.
Forum: Cognitive Therapy February 6th, 2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 11,611
Posted By James Pretzer
Two good books on specific phobias - free

The following announcement is courtesy of Martin Antony:

The two books below recently went out of print, and are no longer available in hard copy from the publisher (a few copies may be still be...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy January 25th, 2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 29,576
Posted By James Pretzer
Re: CBT Online?

Dr. Marlene Maheu has posted a blog entry for clients considering on-line therapy which does a good job of outlining some of the issues that therapists should consider before offering on-line...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy January 9th, 2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 11,084
Posted By James Pretzer
Recommended YouTube videos?

If you go to YouTube and search for "Cognitive Therapy" an incredible number of videos pop up. These include interviews with some of the big names in CBT, videos attempting to teach CBT, videos...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy January 7th, 2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,400
Posted By James Pretzer
Re: Distance Education in CBT

Yes! We are indeed offering another section of our Intensive Training Program in CBT via distance education beginning in March, 2012. So far we have inquiries from India, Lithuania, England, and...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy December 15th, 2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 13,719
Posted By James Pretzer
Recommended Journals/Conferences

A participant in our Intensive Training Program writes: -snip- "can you recommend what you consider the best CBT journals, in terms of clinical relevance, etc. Also, -snip- what conferences/meetings...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy October 30th, 2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 10,221
Posted By James Pretzer
Helping clients get the most out of facing their fears

In a recent mailing from New Harbinger Publications, Martin Antony and Heather Hood make some suggestions for helping anxious clients get the most out of exposure sessions (i.e. facing their fears in...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy October 30th, 2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,400
Posted By James Pretzer
Re: Distance Education in CBT

There's been quite a good response to this year's Distance Education program with participants from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. If you missed the program that started in October and don't want to...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy October 20th, 2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 29,576
Posted By James Pretzer
Cautions re CBT Online

There is increasing evidence that CBT can be provided effectively over the Internet. This can be done either by a therapist conducting CBT over a video, audio, or text link or by a web site that...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy September 29th, 2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 18,485
Posted By James Pretzer
Re: Treatment for Cognitive Dissonance

In thinking back about Sandra's question, it would have been useful to clarify what she meant be "cognitive dissonance." When clients are coming out of abusive or coercive relationships, they...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy September 29th, 2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 10,819
Posted By James Pretzer
What can we learn when empirically-supported treatments fail?

It would be great if CBT always worked wonderfully but that's not always the case. The overall effectiveness of of empirically-supported treatments (not all of which are CBT) has been estimated as...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy September 29th, 2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 17,601
Posted By James Pretzer
Re: Dichotomous thinking in Anorexia Nervosa

This raises an important point, if we put ourselves in the position of trying to make clients do things they don't want to do or trying to stop clients for doing things that they want to do, they're...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy September 19th, 2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,400
Posted By James Pretzer
Re: Distance Education in CBT

This is your last chance to register for the program starting in October, the registration deadline is Friday.
Forum: Cognitive Therapy July 26th, 2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 41,945
Posted By James Pretzer
Do rational responses and behavioral experiements have different effects?

It has been argued that different CBT interventions operate through different mechanisms of change. For example:

Bennet-Levy, J. (2003). Mechanisms of change in cognitive therapy: The case of...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy July 5th, 2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,400
Posted By James Pretzer
Distance Education in CBT

Not everyone who would like advanced training in CBT has easy access. The Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy has provided advanced training for mental health professionals since 1986 and now is...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy June 9th, 2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 41,945
Posted By James Pretzer
Re: Is it important to change the client's dysfunctional cognitions?

The Longmore & Worrell (2007) article is a good one. Thanks for calling it to our attention. I'd encourage anyone interested in this topic to take a look at it. I'd also encourage them to think...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy May 26th, 2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 18,098
Posted By James Pretzer
Re: Using homework in CBT

Good points. The "action Plan" form from Mind Over Mood provides a good format for writing down the assignment, what the point of the assignment is, and anticipating likely problems.
Forum: Cognitive Therapy April 4th, 2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 41,945
Posted By James Pretzer
Despite theoretical debates, sometimes cognitive changes have major benefits

A recently-published study examined the role of cognitive change (change in catastrophic misinterpretations of bodily sensations) in the treatment of panic disorder. Participants were 43 adults...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy April 4th, 2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 13,357
Posted By James Pretzer
Is therapist contact necessary for treating anxiety and depression?

Two recent articles have reviewed a variety of technologically-assisted self-help and minimal-contact therapies for anxiety and depression and for substance abuse. Overall, they conclude that there...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy March 8th, 2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 10,984
Posted By James Pretzer
The Academy of Cognitive Therapy opens new membership levels

Of all the professional associations to which I belong, the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (www.AcademyOfCT.org) is one of the best. I especially value the high levels of CBT discussions and...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy January 27th, 2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 18,098
Posted By James Pretzer
Updated suggestions for successful "Home Practice"

Avoid the term "Homework" (except with individuals who like homework and do it consistently).
Watch for counterproductive attitudes (yours or theirs).
Provide a clear rationale that they can...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy January 25th, 2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 10,885
Posted By James Pretzer
CBT stress management reduces risk of recurrent heart attacks

For a long time we've known that stress contributes to a variety of medical problems and it has made sense that stress management programs would have health benefits. A recent study provides...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy December 26th, 2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 6,273
Posted By James Pretzer
CBT Catching on with High Flyers in London Financial District

An interesting article from the Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703581204576033553831428600.html
Forum: Cognitive Therapy December 16th, 2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,819
Posted By James Pretzer
Improving the Quality of training in CBT

Some mental health professionals receive their training in CBT in grad school. This is a good thing if the training includes both coursework in CBT and a practicum where students are supervised by...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy November 13th, 2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,804
Posted By James Pretzer
More on Reinforcing change between sessions

The forum archives contain quite a bit more on getting clients to follow through on therapeutic activities between sessions. The thread can be found at...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy November 8th, 2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 17,601
Posted By James Pretzer
Re: Dichotomous thinking in Anorexia Nervosa

If you look back at jenmichelle's post, I don't think she's dichotomizing between "good" thoughts that clients are allowed to have and "bad" thoughts that they aren't allowed to have. She's noticed...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy October 21st, 2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 18,098
Posted By James Pretzer
Using homework in CBT

The October, 2010 edition of Advances in Cognitive Therapy (the newsletter of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy) is a special issue on...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy October 19th, 2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,819
Posted By James Pretzer
Re: Does training in CBT improve outcomes?

Simply providing training may not be enough to get therapists to actually provide evidence-based treatment in practice. Practical and administrative barriers can interfere. A recent study examined...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy October 18th, 2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,819
Posted By James Pretzer
Re: Does training in CBT improve outcomes?

A similar study conducted in a different type of setting can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20944773?dopt=Abstract
Forum: Cognitive Therapy October 13th, 2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,819
Posted By James Pretzer
Does training in CBT improve outcomes?

Since CBT has a good track record in treating a range of problems, it would seem to go without saying that training therapists in CBT would improve outcomes. There is quite a bit of evidence that...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy August 31st, 2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 6,059
Posted By James Pretzer
How to Apply Results from RCTs to Individualized Patient Care

From time to time I hear from a client, or a family member of a client, or an insurance company who expects me to apply a standardized protocol from a randomized controlled trial (RCT) when I'm...
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