Objective Analysis of Language Use in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Associations with Symptom Change in Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders and Posttraumatic Stress

What People Say: A Study of the Predictive Value of Language Use on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Outcomes among Individuals with Substance Use Disorders and Posttraumatic Stress Substance use disorders (SUD) rarely manifest in isolation. People with substance use disorder (SUD) often struggle with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The most …

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Predictors of relapse and recurrence following cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety-related disorders: A systematic review

Many randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for depression and anxiety problems. However, many patients who receive CBT often do not maintain their positive outcomes after treatment, and instead experience a relapse of symptoms. The common occurrence of relapse after CBT not …

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One Factor? Two Factor? Bi-Factor? A psychometric evaluation of the Frost Multidimensional Scale and the Clinical Perfectionism Questionnaire

Perfectionism is associated with anxiety, depression and eating disorders.  Despite this, many researchers have argued there are benefits to being a perfectionist.  The research however is not clear whether there are benefits because the components within perfectionism appear to be overlapping, which challenges the idea that that being perfectionist is …

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Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for depression and anxiety among Arabic-speaking individuals in Sweden: a pilot randomized controlled trial

The last years have seen a substantial increase in the number of people applying for asylum in European countries, with a majority of asylum-seekers arriving from countries in the middle east. Previous research has shown that that middle eastern refugees re-settled in western countries tend to have a higher rates …

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A randomized controlled pilot study evaluating Worry Less, Live More: The Mindful Way Through Anxiety Workbook

Consumers spend close to a billion dollars on self-improvement books each year. On the one hand, the wide popularity of self-improvement books offers tremendous opportunity. Millions of people struggle with anxiety, stress, and worry each year, but few are able to access the evidence-based psychotherapies that successfully target these problems. …

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Age and pre quit-day attrition during smoking cessation treatment

Cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. Despite the well documented health risks and costly efforts to implement effective smoking cessation interventions, approximately 13.7% of all adults and 20% of adults between the ages of 25-44 remain cigarette smokers in the United States. Importantly, daily smokers aged …

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Obsessive-compulsive symptoms and cigarette smoking: An initial cross-sectional test of mechanisms of co-occurrence

According to the World Health Organization, over one billion people in the world engage in smoking behavior, despite the negative consequences. As such, smoking remains a sizable public health challenge that warrants creative approaches to reducing this problem behavior. The current study tested a novel model that links smoking behavior …

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Clinical supervision in Cognitive Behavior Therapy improves therapists’ competence: A single-case experimental pilot study

Clinical psychotherapists typically receive supervision from senior psychotherapists both during training and in their subsequent clinical practice. Supervision typically involves discussing challenging patient cases, new treatment methods and other issues related to the practical work of psychotherapists. Clinical supervision is generally proposed to enhance therapists’ competence, improve treatment outcomes and …

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