Smart Growth: Developing a mindset for life
A conversation with motivation expert Carol Dweck on the importance of the “growth mindset” and how to enhance people’s ability to tackle adversity and persevere.
Do Our Old Ways Fit the New Times?
While the number of people in psychotherapy keeps declining, surveys reveal that potential clients would still rather talk to a therapist than fill a prescription. So what’s going on? We asked six of the field’s most outspoken leaders to offer their views.
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Two Perspectives on How It Works
While widely acknowledged to be the most empirically supported therapy ever invented, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is often criticized for being too rigid and mechanical. Not so, say two of its foremost practitioners.
A Step-by-Step Approach to Treating Depression: An Interview with Judith Beck
Relapse prevention begins in the first session, when we tell clients that we want to help them become their own therapists.
Skills for Successful Dieting
From the viewpoint of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, the reason that dieters so frequently fail to stick to their healthy eating plans is simple: knowing what to do and knowing how to get yourself to do it are two entirely different skills.
Telling It Like It Is: Donald Meichenbaum Doesn't Mince Words
Long an acerbic critic of the trendy and faddish, Don Meichenbaum, one of the founders of CBT, is still determined to separate myth from reality in the world of psychotherapy.
Monitoring racist remarks * Removing the "cognitive" from CBT * Using computers in therapy sessions * Is spirituality an asset? * The perils of mother hood * Sibling power
Avoiding Clinical Drift: Learning how to use CARE with your clients
CBT offers a clinical toolbox that ensures that treatment never becomes merely unfocused chitchat.
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