My Pet Peeve about CBT – #2

Pet Peeve # 2: On the other hand, I am also peeved when cognitive therapy is practiced in a cookbook fashion!  Some of the popular, simplified versions of cognitive therapy make it sound superficial, like a mere set of “cheer-up” techniques or affirmations, or workbook exercises. Truth be told, CBT techniques can be applied to…
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My Pet Peeve about CBT

Actually, I have two! Pet Peeve #1: On the one hand, cognitive therapy doesn’t get the respect it deserves.  Because the basic premise is deceptively simple (i.e., how you look at things affects how you feel), the therapy is easily mis-characterized and dismissed. Particularly in New York City, where the psychoanalytic tradition still has a…
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Diary of a Cognitive Therapist

One thing they sure don’t teach you in psychology grad school is about “putting yourself out there.”  When I was in a clinical program learning to do the old-fashioned kind of psychotherapy, it was all about interiors – inside the treatment room, inside the patient’s mind, inside the therapy relationship.  Nothing about the outside, about…
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