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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.
Dr. David Burns on treatment for low self esteem, Defense is NOT the best Offense!
Negative thoughts that one is not good enough, as we all know, are at the core of depression, especially when combined with feelings of hopelessness. And the pain can feel so real and be so intense as to drive many people to thoughts of suicide. So we definitely want powerful tools to combat these thoughts. ....Read More.
Coping Strategies That Work During COVID-19: Research Brief
The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a widespread increase in fear, worry, and stress. Our mental health and quality of life has suffered. New research shows which coping strategies are best during this covid-19 pandemic in helping with anxiety, depression, and quality of life. ....Read More.