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Forum: Ericksonian Therapy August 6th, 2007, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 28,407
Posted By JustBen
Re: Direct vs. Indirect Suggestions

Why not just ask the client which they'd prefer?
Forum: Meditation In Psychotherapy September 19th, 2005, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 39,158
Posted By JustBen
Re: When is Meditation Contraindicated?

Thanks so much for your response. I'll check out the resources you've listed. I'm sure I need to do some more reading in this field, but I wanted to check something out: You say that meditation...
Forum: Meditation In Psychotherapy September 14th, 2005, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 39,158
Posted By JustBen
When is Meditation Contraindicated?

Are there certain kinds of clients, or certain kinds of problems where meditation would not be useful? Can you think of any situations where it would actually make things worse?
Forum: Cognitive Therapy September 14th, 2005, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,584
Posted By JustBen
Re: Telephone-based CBT

Interesting stuff. Do you think this says anything about the importance (or lack of importance) of non-verbal cues? Or might we speculate that phone therapy emphasizes other aspects that compensate...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy August 29th, 2005, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,743
Posted By JustBen
Re: Regarding Induction

Good question, and I look forward to the answer. My guess is that it's going to have something to do with the will. If you can't make someone commit a crime against their will, then you can't make...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy August 29th, 2005, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,897
Posted By JustBen
Re: The Elevator Question

Aside: Actually, it's addressed in Cognitive Therapy (Chapter 13 of "Cognitive Therapy: Basics and Beyond", Beck, provides a good summary) and in REBT (Chapter 6 of "Rational Emotive Behavior...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy August 29th, 2005, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 12,965
Posted By JustBen
Re: Inexperienced Therapists

I know where you're coming from on this, Josh, and I can tell you that it's not just a problem for clients. Novice therapists, too, can be initially mislead by words like "disputation", "rational",...
Forum: General Discussion August 27th, 2005, 12:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 40,378
Posted By JustBen
Re: Medicating children with ADD

Interesting topic, and it tends to get people fired up. I know a few elementary/middle school teachers, and they freely admit that the medication is getting out of hand. Typically, a teacher will...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy August 26th, 2005, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,234
Posted By JustBen
Re: A Cognitive perspective on projective tests

This possibility never occured to me. I wonder how one could possibly check the validity of this kind of assessment without looking for correlations with self-reports. It would be a huge project. Far...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy August 26th, 2005, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,897
Posted By JustBen
Re: The Elevator Question

"I guess I don't see how that's different from pathology-oriented approaches. When I was depressed last year, I went to a CBT therapist, and we worked together to find new ways of thinking and acting...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy August 25th, 2005, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,234
Posted By JustBen
Re: Beck Meets Freud? (Cape Cod, July, 2005)

On a semi-related note -- has anyone from the cognitive/CBT "world" studied the possible use of the Thematic Apperception Test in identifiying automatic thoughts and/or intermediate and core beliefs?...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy August 25th, 2005, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,897
Posted By JustBen
Re: The Elevator Question

Well, you were a sport, so I'll bite:
"What do you mean, health-oriented? I wouldn't be seeing you unless I had a problem, right?"
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy August 23rd, 2005, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,897
Posted By JustBen
The Elevator Question

Okay, so you get on an elevator at the lobby level of a very tall building and press the button for the top floor. A woman gets on from the second floor and asks, "What do you?" You reply, "I'm an...
Forum: Psychology of Cyberspace August 23rd, 2005, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 48,117
Posted By JustBen
Re: What Inhibits People From Participating Here

This certainly holds true for me. I really tried to contribute a lot when these forums first relaunched. After awhile, though, you get tired of waiting months for someone to respond to your post and...
Forum: Law, Ethics, and Psychotherapy August 23rd, 2005, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 36,189
Posted By JustBen
Re: Ethics of reality tv show

I'm curious about this one, FPT. How did they die exactly? (This seems to imply that they were "restrained" to death.) Do you remember your source for this information? I'd be interested in comparing...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy August 12th, 2005, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,879
Posted By JustBen
Re: homosexuality

Interesting question. I'm not sure if cognitive therapy has an "official" stance on this, but I think you'll find that most therapists - regardless of their orientation - believe that homosexuality...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy August 9th, 2005, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,277
Posted By JustBen
Re: EX/RP for impulse control

Thanks for the clarification, Joel. It seems your client has a surprisingly unusual religious belief system. With so much "power" granted to the clergy, I can't help but wonder why he didn't seek...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy August 3rd, 2005, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,051
Posted By JustBen
Re: Avoiding compliments

Sounds like a good candidate for working with "hot cognitions". Offer the client a genuine compliment in-session. Make it something simple and hard to deny. (Example: That's a really nice shirt...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy July 29th, 2005, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,277
Posted By JustBen
Re: EX/RP for impulse control

If J belongs to a religion which condemns masturbation, and you present a religious authority that condones it, I don't think you could then characterize his doubt concerning this person's validity...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy May 31st, 2005, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 14,860
Posted By JustBen
Re: Multimodal Therapy case study available on-line

Gisela, I'm not sure what this message has to do with the topic of the thread, but here goes: I can't speak specifically to California, but in the U.S. as a whole, the cognitive-behavioral approach...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy May 2nd, 2005, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 14,860
Posted By JustBen
Re: Multimodal Therapy case study available on-line

The PCSP is a fantastic idea, and I hope it doesn't go the way of Prevention and Treatment. I'm a little concerned that we're still only seeing a single case study on the site, but I can't seem to...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy February 9th, 2005, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 9,324
Posted By JustBen
PET & CBT

The first item In the Clinical Digest section of this month's Psychotherapy Networker has a provocative title: Has Cognitive Therapy Peaked?

The article refers to a study published in the August...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy February 8th, 2005, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 11,251
Posted By JustBen
Re: AABT becomes ABCT

It sounds like there are at least four behavior therapists that limit themselves to behavioral techniques and do not wish to be associated with cognitive therapy. Have you known cognitive therapists...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy January 17th, 2005, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 22,434
Posted By JustBen
Re: LPC vs PHD

Yes, Ph.D.'s are typically reimbursed at higher rates than their Master's-level counterparts. The difference varies from area to area. (I'd suggest you speak with the representatives of some of your...
Forum: Law, Ethics, and Psychotherapy January 14th, 2005, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 51,193
Posted By JustBen
Re: How ethical is my therapist?

Forgive me if I'm being too analytical here, but it seems like you're kind of hung up on issues of ethics and professionalism. If somebody here could give you a definitive answer, would that really...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy January 11th, 2005, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 78,249
Posted By JustBen
Re: Anyone want to comment???

I can only respond by pointing out that it's happening in just about every forum on Behavior.net. I've tried to generate some conversation in a couple of forums, but ends up being the same three or...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy January 10th, 2005, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,234
Posted By JustBen
Re: Beck Meets Freud? (Cape Cod, July, 2005)

From a cognitive therapy perspective, identifying defense mechanisms may provide some valuable information in conceptualizing the client's core beliefs (i.e. if someone is "projecting", it might be...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy January 7th, 2005, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,234
Posted By JustBen
Re: Beck Meets Freud? (Cape Cod, July, 2005)

Sounds like a fascinating topic. I'm especialy eager to hear your thoughts on defense mechanisms and dreams.
Forum: Cognitive Therapy January 3rd, 2005, 11:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 37,212
Posted By JustBen
Re: What uncertainties do we face in CT/CBT?

It's interesting that you mention the relationship between affect and cognition -- I was thinking about posting a question on that very topic. When I was first learning the basics of CT, I started...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy December 23rd, 2004, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 32,752
Posted By JustBen
Re: CBT for Insomnia

Raises another interesting question: Can we conceptualize insomnia in purely behavioral terms? Has anyone had a case where cognitive factors seemed irrelevant to the problem?
Forum: Cognitive Therapy December 22nd, 2004, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,059
Posted By JustBen
Re: dealing with "internalizing" in children

That's a tough one. If he doesn't think that he needs to change anything, then he obviously doesn't want to be in therapy. Of course, someone does or else he wouldn't be there. Instead of questioning...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy December 14th, 2004, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 53,250
Posted By JustBen
Re: Is it important to change the client's dysfunctional cognitions?

Socrates himself would insist that these two terms ("disputation" & "Socratic questioning") be properly defined before they could be compared or contrasted. I don't have enough experience with REBT...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy December 7th, 2004, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 13,647
Posted By JustBen
Re: A "fourth wave" in CBT? Applying personality science to CBT

Unfortunately, my University's EBSCO subscription doesn't include Behavior Therapy and I'm unable to make it to the library any time soon. Would it be possible for anyone to email me this article, or...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy November 18th, 2004, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 14,682
Posted By JustBen
Re: A unified CBT for emotional disorders?

My understanding of CT is that identifying cognitive distortions and developing adaptive responses is the beginning of a process that eventually moves on to explore the client's attitudes, and...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy November 2nd, 2004, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 21,206
Posted By JustBen
Re: Opinions on Burns' Therapist Toolkit?

Thank you very much. I really appreciate your efforts.
Forum: Online Clinical Work October 29th, 2004, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 20,473
Posted By JustBen
Re: "Virtual Therapist" for Scottish Teens

I agree. An online therapist would be infinitely better than a CD-ROM. My first post may have been a little extreme. Sometimes you have to meet people where they're at.
Forum: Law, Ethics, and Psychotherapy October 27th, 2004, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 16,129
Posted By JustBen
Re: Informed Consent for Psychotherapy

I'm still fairly early in my program, but there does seem to be some emphasis placed on comprehensive informed consent documents accompanied by verbal explanations and an opportunity for the client...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy October 25th, 2004, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 32,752
Posted By JustBen
Re: CBT for Insomnia

I've done a little reading in this area since the topic was posted, and I thought I'd pass along another recommendation.

Title:
"Beliefs About the Utility of Presleep Worry: An Investigation of...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy October 25th, 2004, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 21,206
Posted By JustBen
Opinions on Burns' Therapist Toolkit?

Just wondering if anyone on the board has any experience with and/or opinions of Dr. David Burns' "Therapist Toolkit". According to Dr. Burns' website, this toolkit is "400 + pages of comprehensive...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy October 14th, 2004, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 32,752
Posted By JustBen
Re: CBT for Insomnia

An excellent article, thank you. Do you have any suggestions for books that address CBT treatment of insomnia?
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