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Which schools of psychotherapy are most credible to a hard scientist?

There is a problem in all therapies that if the client doesn't have faith or trust in the therapist then it is unlikely that anything can be achieved. Therefore effective therapy for an extreme ...
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What determines whether sensitization or desensitization occurs?

I am familiar with desensitization. For example, if you are afraid of driving, driving every day will eventually reduce your fear, desensitizing you. But today I came across another concept, that of ...
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Have the core CBT “Thinking Errors” been found to NOT be effective in evidence-based clinical practice?

This is his chart of the ten "thinking errors." It's taken from The Feeling Good Handbook. Table 3–1. Definitions of Cognitive Distortions ALL-OR-NOTHING THINKING: You see things in black-and-...
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What criteria decides whether a technique is CBT?

Wikipedia describes Cognitive behavioral therapy by saying CBT focuses on the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems and changing unhelpful patterns in ...
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Is a person who believe that their depression is curable more likely to overcome it?

According to the idea of the growth mindset a person is more likely to successfully change, when they believe that change is possible. To what extend does that apply to depression? Is a person who ...
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Is there a name for arguing with other people in one's mind?

Is there a name for the phenomenon of arguing with other people in one's mind? I don't mean simply replaying memories of arguments (or modifications thereof), although that may fall under this too but ...
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Validity of the “Common Factors” perspective

Research and practice in psychotherapy has been deeply influenced by two different approaches: the Empirically Supported Treatments (ESTs) movement, due to the development of Evidence Based Medicine (...
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Why is labeling a cognitive distortion? How is it different from categorization?

Is there any difference between label and category? We use categories everyday. Psychiatrists use it too. Aren't psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder just labels that are ...
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CBT approach and why we generate unrealistic thoughts

On reading about Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) I encounter But, if you feel sad after a friend cancels your lunch plans and you begin to think there’s obviously something seriously wrong ...
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What is the evidence for the efficacy of Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy?

I've been reading about Internal Family Systems therapy recently. It's claims seem quite appealing, since it suggests it can do the work of other therapies like psychoanalysis only faster and more ...
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Is Trauma‐Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy applicable to adults?

Can Trauma‐Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT) be used for adults? I've been told that it is applicable to adults but the literature I've found is all focused on children. Has anyone found ...
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How strong is the evidence for the effectiveness of psychoanalysis in the treatment of depression?

I often hear claims that psychoanalysis is ineffective, takes too long, is just pseudo-science, that other therapies such as cognitive-behavioural should be preferred or even that it should be ...
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Does CBT indirectly resolve core issues?

(I don't expect that it would do so as successfully as interventions that aim to do so directly, but:) From the outside, it seems CBT ignores the root causes of the issue, some may say building on ...
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Balanced Introduction to CBT and the Science Behind It

This is a reference request. I'm looking for a solid introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - i.e. what it is and the science behind it. I'm having trouble finding anything that isn't written by ...
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Can talking therapy help with severe delusions?

A delusion is a firm and fixed belief based on inadequate grounds not amenable to rational argument or evidence to contrary, not in sync with regional, cultural and educational background. I ...

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