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The role of personal practice in therapist skill development: A model to guide therapists, educators, supervisors and researchers

Personal practice for therapists – should it be a core part of our training and professional development? During the twentieth century, personal therapy was just about the only recognised personal practice option for therapists (Rønnestad, Orlinsky, & Wiseman, 2016). It was (and still is) a mandatory requirement in some schools …

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Pain-related anxiety and opioid misuse in a racially/ethnically diverse young adult sample with moderate/severe pain

Pain problems are a significant public health problem, as they are related to increased healthcare cost, decreased productivity, and opioid misuse. With opioid-related problems and death due to overdose at an all-time high, there is significant public health importance to identify risk factors for opioid misuse among persons with moderate …

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Augmenting treatment efficiency in exposure therapy for PTSD: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial of yohimbine HCl

The alpha-2 adrenergic receptor antagonist, yohimbine, can facilitate fear extinction in animals and humans. One potential mechanism is increased noradrenergic activity and associated arousal in the presence of conditioned stimuli. Accordingly, yohimbine might augment prolonged exposure (PE) therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), where heightened exposure-oriented arousal is a theorized …

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Meta-analysis of the effects of cognitive-behavioral therapy on the core eating disorder maintaining mechanisms: Implications for mechanisms of therapeutic change

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is the most effective psychological treatment for a variety of eating disorder presentations in adults. However, little is known about how, why, or through what mechanisms, CBT achieves its effects. The cognitive theory that underpins cognitive-behavioural treatment proposes that CBT “works” through modifying dietary restraint and dysfunctional …

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Linguistic Analysis of Patients with Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Patients’ words reflect their depression and anxiety We express ourselves in words, intentionally as well as unintentionally, and verbal behavior is influenced by emotional, cognitive and personality factors. Furthermore, words are the essential medium of psychotherapy. Up till now, language has mainly been investigated qualitatively, however, progress in the field …

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Strategies Included in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy Programs to Treat Internalized Disorders: a Systematic Review

Given the high prevalence of internalized symptoms or disorders among children and adolescents, as well as their negative effects on social and school adjustment, many efforts have been made to prevent and treat anxiety and depression disorders. In particular, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) programs are currently considered to be the …

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Individually tailored internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy for older adults with anxiety and depression: a randomised controlled trial

Mixed anxiety and depression is common among older adults. The aim of the study was to compare the effects of an eight-week-long tailored internet-supported cognitive behaviour therapy (ICBT) programme and to compare against the provision of weekly general support. A second aim was to investigate if pre-treatment cognitive flexibility and …

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