Dr Aaron Beck, the father of cognitive behavioural therapy, dies aged 100

Beck ’s work revolutionised the diagnosis and treatment of depression and other psychological disorders and continues to have a resounding influenceDr Aaron T Beck, a groundbreaking psychotherapist widely regarded as the father of cognitive therapy, died on Monday at his Philadelphia home aged 100.Beck ’s work revolutionised the diagnosis and treatment of depression and other psychological disorders. He died peacefully early in the morning, according to astatement issued by the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, which he co-founded with his daughter, Dr Judith Beck.Continue reading...
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CONCLUSIONS: While a number of evaluations of relevant programmes have been published, the quality of these evaluations limits our ability to determine if resilience-building programmes 'work' in terms of preventing negative outcomes such as depression, symptoms of post-traumatic stress and diagnoses of PTSD. Based on our findings we recommend that future research should: a) report pre-/post-means and standard deviation scores for scales used within respective studies, b) take the form of large, RCTs with protocols published in advance, and c) seek to measure defined psychological facets such as resilience, PTSD and stress...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The TVICBT intervention was effective in assisting women to identify triggers during their pregnancy journey, develop appropriate coping strategies and advocate for their needs to best cope.IMPACT: TVICBT offers an effective, individualized, trauma and violence-informed approach to optimize the health outcomes of perinatal women and their infants by promoting positive coping and maternal-infant bonding, thus filling an existing practice gap of a lack of individualized, trauma-informed care.PMID:34837410 | DOI:10.1111/jan.15117
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Br J Clin Psychol. 2021 Nov 17. doi: 10.1111/bjc.12347. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVES: Bouldering has shown promising results in the treatment of various health problems. In previous research, bouldering psychotherapy (BPT) was shown to be superior to a waitlist control group and to physical exercise with regard to reducing symptoms of depression. The primary aim of this study was to compare group BPT with group cognitive behavioural psychotherapy (CBT) to test the hypothesis that BPT would be equally as effective as CBT.DESIGN: We conducted a randomized, controlled, assessor-blinded non-inferiority trial in whi...
Source: The British Journal of Clinical Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Source Type: research
Mental health morbidity has increased amid the COVID-19 pandemic due to social isolation, impairment of basic needs, financial instability, and fears of the virus. New cases of anxiety and depression have been on the rise, while preexisting mental and chronic illnesses have been exacerbated. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a highly flexible technique used to manage an array of mental illnesses. CBT may be of particular benefit under conditions of social isolation and virtual health care delivery.
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Featured Article Source Type: research
Conditions:   Anxiety;   Mild to Moderate Depression Interventions:   Behavioral: Guided internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy;   Behavioral: Individual F2F Cognitive behavioural therapy;   Behavioral: Blended cognitive behavioural therapy Sponsors:   Norwegian Institute of Public Health;   Norwegian Directorate of Health;   University of Bergen;   Göteborg University;   University of Tromso;   Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Recruiting
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Treating depression early in pregnancy can improve health outcomes for women and their children. Current low-intensity psychological therapy for perinatal depression is a supported self-help approach informed ...
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