Million Dollar Question for Action Plan (Homework) Adherence
One simple question can provide critical information to design homework assignments to fit your client and increase homework adherence.
The Individualization of CBT Treatment
CBT does not follow the "one-size-fits-all" philosophy. Treatment must be tailored to the needs of the individual through cognitive conceptualization and collaboration.
How People Get Better
Successful change occurs in small modifications. Teaching clients to identify key cognitions and alter problematic behavior will help them feel better.
How to Work with Unmotivated Clients
Lack of motivation affects the likelihood of success in treatment. Understanding how to conceptualize specific motivational difficulties can provide therapists with direction on how to help elicit change.
Historial Roots of CBT
In an interview with Dr. Judith Beck, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses who influenced him in his development of CBT. Dr. Beck did not agree with the theory of psychoanalysis, but found Albert Ellis and George Kelly were researching and theorizing similarly to him. The information he gathered provided him with the structure to form his cognitive theory.
Medication and CBT
Collaborating with clients and medication prescribers is important for a successful outcome in treatment. Therapists should facilitate conversations with prescribers and clients regarding medication management and symptom presence throughout the course of sessions.
The 8 Parts of OCD Treatment
CBT for OCD can be broken down into 8 treatment strategies that teach clients skills to change how they cope with their OCD symptoms.
How Depression Thinks
The cognitive triad of depression describes three categories of negative cognitions that are common in the thinking of people with depression. When clients with depression misinterpret their symptoms, it reinforces their negative views of the self, the world, and the future.
In this exclusive excerpt from the CBT for Personality Disorders course, Dr. Judith Beck explains how to build an effective treatment plan.
In this exclusive excerpt from the CBT for Personality Disorders course, Dr. Judith Beck explains the importance of positive reinforcement.
Behavioral Experiments in OCD
Clients with OCD often don’t fully change their maladaptive beliefs with cognitive restructuring alone. Adding behavioral experiments is an important method to enhance belief change.
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