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Guided self-help CBT, for whom is it effective?

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can effectively treat common mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety, insomnia and stress-related disorders. However, access to treatment is low and few patients receive adequate treatment. Studies show that CBT is an effective treatment also when delivered as guided self-help, where therapists give support to some …

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Evaluation of The Practitioner Online Referral and Treatment Service (PORTS): The first 18 months of a state-wide digital service for adults with anxiety, depression, or substance use problems

Research shows that cognitive behaviour therapy can be successfully delivered via the internet or telephone. Across the world, digital mental health services are now being implemented as part of routine care. One such digital mental health service is the Practitioner Online Referral and Treatment Service (PORTS). PORTS was commissioned by …

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Predictors of treatment attendance and adherence to treatment recommendations among individuals receiving Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Insomnia is very common, affecting up to 37% of adults, and is linked to a host of mental and physical health problems. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is recommended as the first line treatment for insomnia by the National Institutes of Health, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and …

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The Predictive Capacity of Self-Reported Motivation vs. Early Observed Motivational Language in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

How important is client motivation in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)? As many practitioners know, delivering CBT to clients who are not quite ready to change can be a challenge. For example, client completion of homework between sessions is an important component of CBT, and when …

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Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy and Acceptability of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Arab Adult Populations Experiencing Anxiety, Depression or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Little is known about the response of Arab adults to psychological treatments. One psychological treatment that may be compatible with Arabs preferences for a short-term and directed psychological treatment that focuses on practical skills is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT is an effective psychological treatment for anxiety, depression and PTSD …

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Development and evaluation of a scale assessing therapist fidelity to guidelines for delivering therapist-assisted Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy

Do therapists who deliver therapist-assisted Internet-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (ICBT) adhere to specific behaviours when delivering this service? What is the quality of the therapeutic assistance provided in ICBT? Do raters agree on therapist competence in delivering ICBT and what factors are associated with greater therapist competence with this mode …

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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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