Articles & Interviews

Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT)

Donald Meichenbaum on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Renowned expert Donald Meichenbaum discusses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), treatment for trauma, and the search for expert psychotherapists.
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Philip Kendall on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
CBT scholar and expert Dr. Philip Kendall discusses the evolution of CBT theory over the years, his work with Albert Ellis and Aaron Beck and his empirically validated treatment program for kids and adolescents with anxiety.
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Edna Foa on Prolonged Exposure Therapy
Edna Foa discusses Prolonged Exposure Therapy for the treatment of PTSD, OCD, and other anxiety disorders.
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Michael Yapko on Psychotherapy and Hypnosis for Depression
Michael Yapko discusses the keys of successful psychotherapy and treatment for depression, including the use of metaphors and hypnosis.
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Eda Gorbis on Body Dysmorphic Disorder
A renowned expert on obsessive compulsive and body dysmorphic disorders discusses the nature of the little-understood diagnosis of BDD, successful treatment methods, and resources for therapists whose clients suffer from these often debilitating symptoms. 


Charles Mansueto on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OCD expert Charles Mansueto explains the fundamentals of evidence-based treatment of OCD and related disorders, as well as common misperceptions therapists have about the nature, course and effective treatment of OCD.
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John Sommers-Flanagan on Clinical Interviewing and the Highly Unmotivated Client
Clinical Interviewing expert, John Sommers-Flanagan, offers strategies for the initial stage of therapy and tips for engaging the resistant client.
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Michael Lambert on Preventing Treatment Failures (and Why You're Not as Good as You Think)
Dr. Michael Lambert's groundbreaking work on tracking client outcomes has revealed a huge blindspot for psychotherapists: We don't notice when our patients are getting worse. But he's got the solution if you're willing to try something new.
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Reid Wilson on Strategic Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
Leading anxiety disorder expert Reid Wilson, PhD,  discusses strategic cognitive therapy and his paradoxical interventions and exposure techniques that target some of the most vexing and treatment-resistant anxiety disorders.
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Steven Hayes on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) founder Steven Hayes discusses the history and evolution of ACT and its use as a force for social justice in our complex and pain-filled modern world. 
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Heather Clague on Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Working with Society's Most Marginalized Populations
Psychiatrist and psychotherapist Heather Clague offers reflections on the difference between private psychotherapy practice and working in the psychiatric emergency room, how prescribing medication broadens psychotherapy, and the joy and heartache of working with those society is "happy to ignore."
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Lynn Ponton on the Challenges and Joys of Working with Teens
Teen expert Lynn Ponton, MD, shares wisdom from over three decades of working with children and adolescents, and describes how technology has changed the life of teenagers and those who work with them.
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The Gossamer Thread: My Life as a Psychotherapist
by John Marzillier
Using three different case studies with clients, a British therapist describes his personal journey from his early career as a behavioral psychologist, to his later years, where he embraced a more intuitive and reflective psychodynamic approach.
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The Anxiety Disorder Game
by Reid Wilson
Anxiety Disorder expert Reid Wilson, PhD, offers a unique twist on traditional cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders. 
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Embracing Your Demons: An Overview of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
by Russell Harris
ACT trainer Russell Harris distills the essential components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into a simple framework, with case studies to help illustrate the theory and practice of ACT.
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