Brief psychotherapy

Research Update

New Hope: CBT for Internet and Computer Game Addiction

Topics: Addiction Treatment | Brief psychotherapy | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Technology

Review of: Wölfling K et al, JAMA Psychiatry 2019;76(10):1018–1025 While many of us likely spend far too much time on our various devices—whether for fun or for work—between 0.3% and 1% of the general population might qualify for an internet gaming disorder (Przybylski AK et al, Am J Psychiatry 2017;174(3):230–236). Defined as excessive preo

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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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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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A Pragmatic Approach to Borderline Personality Disorder

Topics: Borderline Personality Disorder | BPD | Brief psychotherapy | Psychotherapy | Therapy during medication appointment | Therapy with Med Management

TCPR: Tell us about this new approach to borderline personality disorder (BPD): good psychiatric management. Dr. Choi-Kain: We have many effective therapies for BPD. There’s dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), transference-focused therapy, and mentalization-based therapy. Good psychiatric management borrows from the other approaches, but differs in t

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Using Mental Health Apps

Topics: Behavior therapy | Brief psychotherapy | Computers in Psychiatric Practice | Free Articles | Health Apps | Therapy during medication appointment | Therapy with Med Management

TCPR: Computer-assisted therapies have been around for decades. What makes mental health apps different? Dr. Torous: Computers have been used to support psychotherapy in many forms—email, video conferencing, texting, and online or desktop programs. Mental health apps take this to another level because they work through a device that most people keep

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