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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Prolonged Grief Disorder: Research Brief
Coping after the death of a loved one is a universal, but unique and personal journey often filled with pain and despair. Most usually have the natural capacity to adjust to their new lives in the absence of loved ones. However, some experience more difficulty or prolonged grieving than others.... Read More.
CBT for IBS & Gut Microbiome Improvement: Research Brief
This study shows CBT tools such as muscle relaxation, worry control, flexible problem solving, patient education, self-monitoring, and relapse prevention help decrease IBS symptoms, such as abdominal pain, and bowel symptoms, not only by influencing the patient's mental status, but also contributing to healthy gut bacteria.... Read More.
Comparing In-Person to Videoconference-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Research Brief
This study shows that both in-person and videoconference therapies are equally successful in significantly reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress and increasing quality of life.... Read More.
How to Handle Longer Sessions for Provider Pay Patients
Since Insurance Providers view effectiveness differently than most of us who practice TEAM-CBT, it is important to make sure you are billing the right code. In addition, the patient must be educated on what is covered by the insurance provider in the Super Bill. ... Read More.
What happens when the worlds of AI and therapy collide?
As someone who has researched and helped to build AI systems, and is now a psychotherapist, this experience has increased the urgency I have in understanding what happens if — or really, when — the world of AI and the world of therapy come together in increasingly intertwined and sophisticated ways.... Read More.
How CBT Can Help Treat Your Anxiety
It’s quite normal to feel anxious at times. You may feel anxious about a job interview or a school assignment. In certain circumstances, anxiety can be beneficial. Anxiety can help you recognize situations that may be potentially dangerous or frightening, activating your fight or flight response.... Read More.
How to Stop Putting Things Off: A Series of Steps
Procrastination is the act of delaying something. It’s getting easier than ever to keep putting things off. More people have joined these ranks in the last few years as the pandemic shifted work; working from home is now ordinary instead of exceptional. Work-from-homers might still report to a boss, but the structures, routines, and rewards of working in an office have changed drastically.... Read More.
Maximizing Efficacy of CBT Therapy for Anxiety: Research Brief
Panic Attacks occur in over 11% of adults in the United States. Interoceptive Exposure is an integral part of treatment for Panic Disorder. Unfortunately, many practitioners hesitate to use Interoceptive Exposure due to their own fears of harming or overwhelming the patient (Deacon, et. al, 2013). Practitioners often deliver smaller doses of the treatment or avoid it all together. ... Read More.
I Stubbornly Refused vs Mission Accomplished Tip #3 of 3 Tips for CBT Addictions Treatment
There one more step that may be helpful to you Sam, I said, as our session was coming to a close. He raised his eyes with concern. If you will find it helpful, and feel up for it, I did ask you to send me an email every night after 7 pm. ....Read More.
Tempting Thoughts as Distorted Thoughts Tip #2 of 3 Tips for CBT Addictions Treatment
One of the many wise contributions that Dr. David Burns gave to the cognitive treatment of behavioral habits and addictions is showing that TEMPTING thoughts are distorted thoughts in habits and addictions, the exact same way as NEGATIVE thoughts are distorted thoughts in depression and anxiety. Here are a few examples: ....Read More.
The Gentle Ultimatum Tip #1 of 3 Tips for CBT Addictions Treatment
There are many situations during which our patients ask us for things we cannot do. For example, help improve depression while regularly smoking marijuana, help them with anxiety without doing exposure work, or help with alcohol addiction without quitting alcohol use. ....Read More.
Dangling the Carrot: Hope and Humility
TEAM Therapy promotes a concept of Dangling the Carrot in which we convey to a client a strong sense of hope and clarify exactly what we have to offer in TEAM therapy. The carrot we are offering is relief from the symptoms (e.g., mood struggles, relationship problems, habits/addictions). We dangle the carrot by suggesting that positive outcomes are quite plausible as long as the client is able to commit to the hard work necessary to achieve change. ....Read More.