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Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Want Weight Loss in 2014? Here Are 5 Key Requirements

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Wanting, even with all your heart, to lose weight does not make it happen, as anyone with a stubborn weight problem knows. Hopefully, it won't take you 20 years to learn what I learned. You can learn it from me!

The Biggest Sleep Stories Of 2013, Part 2

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

As we bring 2013 to a close, we're taking a look back at the sleep stories that made news this year. With so many fascinating developments in sleep science, it was hard to narrow it down, but here are the most challenging, eye-opening, important sleep stories from the second half of 2013.

Stage Fright? 10 Tips To Ease Your Public Speaking Anxieties

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 05.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

The key to staying calm is not getting nervous about feeling nervous. Finding a balance between controlling as much as you can, while recognizing there will be some things you can't control, is key to not letting your nerves interfere.

FDA Recommends Lower Doses Of Popular Sleep Medications

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration issued an announcement that could affect millions of Americans who take some of the most common medications for sleep.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: An Interview With Mary Solanto, Ph.D.

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

"Just like learning to play an instrument, or learning a new language, or developing a muscle, learning new habits of the mind requires continued practice."

Definitive Study Rejects the Diagnosis of 'Psychosis Risk' and Finds No Treatment Benefit

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

A new study on the effectiveness of psychosis prevention is a clear caution against the DSM 5 proposal for a psychosis risk syndrome, and it should temper enthusiasm for rushing ahead with "ultra high risk" prevention programs.

How To Break Bad Habits And Form Good Ones

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Most dieters need to learn a number of other cognitive and behavioral techniques to lose weight and keep it off. But a new habit of planned eating is crucial for success.

Why You Shouldn't Believe Everything You Think

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 05.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

As we intentionally practice and repeat having these experiences they get stored as implicit memories. These are the memories that influence our immediate snap judgments and decision making from moment-to-moment.

Why Can't Dieters Eat Mindfully?

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 04.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Mindful eating is a skill, much like learning to ride a bike or operate a new electronic device. It takes proper instruction and practice. And while it may be more difficult at first, it gets easier and easier until it becomes automatic.

Techniques To Increase Motivation And Willpower

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 03.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

This blog will be the first in a series designed to teach you specific cognitive (thinking) and behavioral skills that will help you increase your motivation and willpower whenever it begins to lag.

How Personality Can Influence Your Weight

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

What's your personality? Are you self-disciplined and orderly, or are you more on the indulgent and impulsive side? Recent research from the National Institute of Health suggests that these personality traits could very well help determine your weight.

Practical Tips To Avoid The Holiday Blues

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 02.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

The holidays are often a time when folks complain of feeling down or blue. These feelings are real, but most of the time, they are mild and temporary -- not true symptoms of clinical depression.

What Makes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 01.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Every now and then I'm asked the question, "Why do you practice (CBT)?" Aside from the fact that my father is the "father" of cognitive therapy, it's the the most researched and evidence-based form of psychotherapy.

Activity: The Antidote To Depression

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

I've found that helping patients develop robust answers to their depressed thinking greatly increases the likelihood that they will follow through with activities, which lead to an improvement in mood.

Hope for Patients With Severe Schizophrenia

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 12.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

For many decades, mental health professionals believed that talk therapy was completely ineffective for schizophrenia. A groundbreaking new study, however, was just published.

Exploring Sensible Alternatives In Evidence-Based Psychotherapy

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.

Only a small percentage of psychotherapy services in the United States are tightly linked to existing scientific knowledge. It is a bit strange if you think of it.

Do You Have the Imposter Syndrome?

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

No, there's not really a recognized condition called "the imposter syndrome." But it's a handy label to describe the self-doubt that many people, particularly high achievers, experience.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Myths and Realities

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

For clients to improve, they need to understand themselves well. The answers are related to what they are thinking at the moment. Gaining this insight is essential but insufficient.

The How and Why of Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Not all psychotherapy is the same. Research over the past 30 years has shown that Cognitive Behavior Therapy is effective for a whole range of psychiatric disorders.