Behavioral treatment

Research Update

Is AA the Toast of the Town?

Topics: Alcohol | Alcohol use disorder | Behavioral treatment | Meta-analysis | Systematic review

Review of: Kelly JF et al, Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2020;(3):CD010216 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is the most widely used psychosocial treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD). Historically, low quality of scientific evidence has limited our ability to speak confidently of AA’s effectiveness. Previous Cochrane reviews (which tend to occupy the high

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Expert Q&A

Side Effects of Psychotherapy

Topics: Behavior therapy | Behavioral therapy | Behavioral treatment | Brief psychotherapy | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Exercise | Psychotherapy | Therapy during medication appointment | Therapy with Med Management

TCPR: What are side effects to psychotherapy?Dr. Linden: Side effects are adverse reactions to a therapy that is correctly applied. TCPR: Why do you say “correctly” applied?Dr. Linden: When I talk about side effects, I’m not talking about boundary violations or mistakes by the therapist. I’m talking about unwanted events that are caused by the

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Expert Q&A

Brief Therapy During the Medication Visit

Topics: Behavior therapy | Behavioral therapy | Behavioral treatment | Brief psychotherapy | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Exercise | Psychotherapy | Therapy during medication appointment | Therapy with Med Management

TCPR: How does a brief therapy session differ from the 50-minute hour?Dr. Sudak: What’s different is the scope of what you can tackle in those 25–30 minutes. There’s a greater need to organize the session and make decisions about what you can take on. For example, trauma is a subject that you’d probably defer to a longer session. TCPR: How do y

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