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Cost-utility analyses of cognitive-behavioral therapy of depression: A systematic review

Abstract Background: Major depressive disorder (MDD) causes a massive disease burden worldwide. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an important treatment approach for depression. Cost-utility analysis (CUA) is a method to support decisions on efficient allocation of resources in health policy. The objective of our study was to systematically review CUA of CBT in the treatment […]

Advances in Cognitive Therapy: An interview with Aaron T. Beck, MD

Conducted by Judith S. Beck, PhD Created for the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, September 21st, 2005. DVD

Aaron T Beck (Key Figures in Counseling and Psychotherapy series)

Aaron T Beck is one of the `founding fathers′ of the cognitive revolution in psychotherapy. His Cognitive Therapy was innovative in its emphasis on the role of cognition in emotional distress and behavioural dysfunction. Beck first established his reputation in the field of depression. However, Cognitive Therapy has now grown in scope to address a […]

Weighing patients within cognitive-behavioral therapy for eating disorders: How, when and why

Abstract While weight, beliefs about weight and weight changes are key issues in the pathology and treatment of eating disorders, there is substantial variation in whether and how psychological therapists weigh their patients. This review considers the reasons for that variability, highlighting the differences that exist in clinical protocols between therapies, as well as levels […]

Cognitive Versus Exposure Therapy for Problem Gambling: Randomised Controlled Trial.

 Abstract BACKGROUND: Problem gambling-specific cognitive therapy (CT) and behavioural (exposure-based) therapy (ET) are two core cognitive-behavioural techniques to treating the disorder, but no studies have directly compared them using a randomised trial. AIMS: To evaluate differential efficacy of CT and ET for adult problem gamblers at a South Australian gambling therapy service. METHODS: Two-group randomised, […]

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

This study aimed to gain an understanding of the aspects of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (Trauma-Focused-CBT) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that service-users find important in contributing to their improvement. Nine people (5 females and 4 males, mean age 53 years old who had received on average 12 sessions of Trauma-Focused-CBT) who reported a significant […]