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Month: May 2010

Evidence-Based Psychological Models for Panic Disorder

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Cognitive Models of Panic Disorder David Clark (1986) and Aaron Beck (1989) view panic attacks as a catastrophic misinterpretation of harmless bodily sensations. For example, a patient notices an increase in his heart rate and thinks the increased heart race is a sign of a heart attack. The alarming thought, “I am having a heart attack” increases the fear level and the heart races even…

A Guide to Selecting a Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Provider

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In 2007, 591 American Psychological Association members were randomly surveyed about their theoretical orientation to treatment.  Almost 50% indicated a theoretical orientation toward cognitive behavior therapy. Almost one-half of psychologists indicated they were cognitive behavioral specialists! The Psychodynamic orientation ranked  second, with approximately 22% of those surveyed. However, Craske (2010) refers to research that suggests that “clinicians who regard themselves as delivering CBT may overrate…