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New research blog: CBT for Chronic Insomnia

Objective: To examine the unique contribution of behavior therapy (BT) and cognitive therapy (CT) relative to the full cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for persistent insomnia.
Objective: To examine the unique contribution of behavior therapy (BT) and cognitive therapy (CT) relative to the full cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for persistent insomnia. Method: Participants were 188 adults (117 women; M age = 47.4 years, SD = 12.6) with persistent insomnia (average of ...
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Beck Institute is proud to introduce our new executive director, Lisa Muchnick Pote, MSW.  
As executive director, Ms. Pote will manage internal operations and oversee the creation of new programs and the expansion of existing programs to increase access to CBT training and resources for health and mental health professionals worldwide. 
Cognitive Therapy Training Center Beck Institute was founded in 1994 in Philadelphia by Dr. Aaron T. Beck and his daughter, Dr. Judith Beck.
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Eliciting feedback is an important component of every CBT session. It strengthens the therapeutic alliance and allows the patient to express, and the therapist to resolve, any misunderstandings.Do you elicit feedback at the end of therapy sessions? 
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New blog from Journal of Affective Disorders: The future of psychotherapy relies on the dialog with the basic science, being the identification of psychotherapeutifc biomarkers of efficacy a core necessity. Heart rate (HR) is one of the most studied psychophysiological parameters in anxiety disorders.
Introduction: The future of psychotherapy relies on the dialog with the basic science, being the identification of psychotherapeutifc biomarkers of efficacy a core necessity. Heart rate (HR) is one of the most studied psychophysiological parameters in anxiety disorders.
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Insomnia specialist, Gregg Jabobs: "CBT-I doubles the improvement rates of depression compared with antidepressant medication alone in depressed patients with insomnia."
Gregg Jacobs is an insomnia specialist at the Sleep Disorders Center at the UMass Memorial Medical Center and the author of Say Good Night to Insomnia. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on how human sleep patterns have changed over ti...
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Dr. Beck explains the impetus for his work in developing Cognitive Therapy
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This article states the prevalence of the mismanagement of stress and the increased rates of psychosis. The specific stress-related factors, as well as those populations at risk are mentioned. The article concludes by stating stress management and minimization of stressful toxic living is the best solution, because antipsychotic drugs are currently being linked with “altered DNA methylation of stress sensitive genes in both monozygotic human twins and in an animal model of psychosis. 
In an increasingly fast-paced modern world, many race against the clock by unnaturally and continuously hijacking the body's innate stress response. So is it any wonder that the increasing incidence of psychosis diagnoses (reportedly tripled since the 1970s) is being linked to how our bodies ...
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According to an article in the Orlando Sentinel, author Naseem Miller writes “many women who are breast cancer survivors are fearful and have anxiety about the return of cancer, even after their cancer is gone”.
A University of Miami showed that women with breast cancer who received cognitive-behavioral stress management intervention shortly after surgery had lower depressive symptoms and better quality of life for up to 15 years later, compared to women who didn't receive the therapy.
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New study on callous and unemotional (CU) adolescents: “They appear callous and unemotional to others but their own emotional experience is that they're very distressed, have high levels of anxiety, higher levels of depression, higher levels of emotion”
Not All Psychopaths Fit the Stereotype, Says New Study by Psychology Professor
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Can talk about the recent Germanwings tragedy be causing more harm than good? "Violence is not a hallmark of mental illness. It is a hallmark of criminality. The Atlantic Article continues:"By one measure, only 5 percent of violent crime is actually attributable to mental illness."" 
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Little is known regarding Post-natal Depression in mothers, but even less is known about Paternal Post-natal Depression (PPND). Preliminary research shows that PPND could affect up to 10-12% of new fathers.
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Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy is a non-profit organization founded in 1994 as an outgrowth of Dr. Aaron T. Beck’s original Center for Cognitive Therapy at UPenn. Spcializes in CBT / cognitive behavioral therapy training.