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Archives for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


The Genetic Footprint

Clinical practice within the profession of psychology has been in the news of late as the debate on the efficacy of drug-based treatment vs. psychotherapy becomes more heated. Recent reports on the problems with drug research, the lack of information given to clients on...
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PTSD and Social Discomfort

A common feature associated with post traumatic stress disorder is social discomfort. As you are aware, social discomfort is not a discrete psychiatric diagnosis. It does, however, cause significant distress for many of your patients suffering from PTSD. And in severe cases, it makes...
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBCT: Couples Therapy for PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has traditionally been viewed by clinicians as a disorder of the individual. PTSD is a common issue for both active duty members and veterans of our military. Although common PTSD symptoms such as nightmares, disturbing memories, hyperarousal and insomnia do...
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Anxiety Disorders

Tips to Help Clients Stop Perfectionism

In psychology, perfectionism is a personality trait often characterized by someone setting high standards and striving to be flawless. It is often accompanied by a person being critical to self and concerned about other people’s evaluations of them. Having high standards, however, can be...
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Bipolar Disorder

Research Updates in Psychiatry

BIPOLAR The Latest on Psychotherapy A review of nine randomized controlled trials (RCTs) within the past two years investigated cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), psychoeducation, family therapy, interpersonal and social rhythm therapy, or components thereof, for patients with bipolar disorder or family members. Not surprisingly,...
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Getting Unstuck in Therapy

Therapy feels stuck when the domains of choice are too restricted or rigid, when the people involved are unable or unwilling to engage in the options each party invites and attempts. 
How does the process of being stuck and unstuck proceed? This depends partly...
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