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June 2012

In a new video, Dr. Aaron T. Beck discusses similarities between CBT for depression and CBT for schizophrenia.

Approximately 10% of American workers report instances of binge eating in the last month; this behavior can be treated effectively with CBT.

A study in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors indicates that adding group CBT for depression to inpatient addiction treatment further reduces substance use and depressive symptoms compared to usual inpatient care.

Researchers at Stanford University find that cognitive reappraisals related to self-efficacy may be an important mechanism of change in CBT for social anxiety.

A new article describes how telephone-based and computer-based therapy can help reduce stigma and increase access to CBT.

A study in Archives of Internal Medicine demonstrates that CBT is efficacious for reducing body-wide pain associated with diseases such as fibromyalgia.

Researchers at the University of Manchester find that individuals who complete a course of CBT for Psychosis show gains, but those who drop out early experience a worsening of symptoms.

A new meta-analysis in BMC Psychiatry indicates that cognitive therapy and exposure are equally efficacious for treating PTSD, OCD, and Panic Disorder, while cognitive therapy is preferable for Social Phobia.

Dr. Aaron Beck demonstrates the use of CBT strategies for suicidal patients in a new video.

Online Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy is as effective for reducing stress as face-to-face therapies.

New research in Addictive Behaviors finds that CBT alone promotes abstinence among cocaine addicts as well as CBT plus D-cycloserine medication.

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have found their Attention Bias Modification computer program is as efficacious as cognitive therapy for anxiety disorders in children.

A new study in Child Psychiatry & Human Development suggests children with high levels of social competence respond better to CBT for anxiety.

In a new video, Dr. Aaron Beck describes the nature of core beliefs and how therapists can intervene.

Researchers at Northwestern University find depressed patients' early drop-out rates are lower for CBT conducted by telephone than for face-to-face therapy.


May 2012

A U.K. National Health Service therapist explains how CBT can be used for career counseling.

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast find CBT is efficacious for children who have experienced trauma during wartime.

A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Task Force concludes that individual and group CBT are efficacious for children exposed to trauma.

The Wall Street Journal covers some therapists' techniques for encouraging clients who tend to "whine" in therapy to focus instead on problem-solving.

Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Management for women with breast cancer has been found to upregulate expression of genes associated with healthy immune response.

Researchers in New Zealand created a video game for teens that teaches them CBT skills like distinguishing between accurate and inaccurate thoughts. Results from a randomized clinical trial suggest completing the video game program is as efficacious in reducing depressive symptoms as treatment as usual.

New research on cognitive therapy for individuals at risk for psychosis finds the treatment reduces the severity of symptoms in those who transition to psychosis.

A new study finds that a combination of CBT and exercise training significantly improves the physical fitness of fibromyalgia patients.

Dr. Aaron T. Beck has released a new video explaining the rationale and process for obtaining certification in cognitive therapy from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.


April 2012

Actress Amanda Seyfried reports she has been undergoing CBT for panic attacks, calling it a "great tool."

Dr. Robert Leahy has a new article about the role of beliefs about money in financial worry.

The New York Times reports on the development of therapeutic apps for smartphones.


March 2012

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a new resource on "moral injury" and PTSD treatment of veterans.

New research indicates "fear of anxiety, experiential avoidance, and intolerance of uncertainty [make] significant and unique contributions to the prediction of worry" and GAD criteria.

UCLA researchers find evidence that meditation increases cortical folding in the brain.

An EEG study finds that Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy improves the information processing and attentional readiness of individuals with bipolar disorder.


February 2012

New research from the UK links benzodiazepines to risk of cancer, early death, and more.

A study in the Netherlands finds that a CBT focused on helping clients return to work was more effective at accomplishing this goal than standard CBT.

The Beck Institute is offering its first on-site CBT training in Spanish. The training will be held on April 2-4, 2012, and focused on CBT for depression and anxiety. For additional information, visit the Beck Institute website.

Watch this video of Dr. Aaron Beck discussing the evolution of research on CBT for schizophrenia and psychosis.