LinkFest! Top 10 links – October 2015

The top ten most-clicked links from my Twitter account in October 2015:

1] Steve Hayes discusses the future of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – The Situation Has Clearly Changed: So What Are We Going to Do About It? http://j.mp/1Ga4mNz

Whether or not you agree with him, when Steve Hayes writes about challenges in the broader CBT field, people read what he has to say!

2] What do you want your life to stand for? A collection of online values exercises  http://j.mp/1GqS7G

A blog post, based on Jason Luoma’s collection of online values tools, including some handy videos.

3] Playing it safe: why therapists don’t do exposure [new post] http://j.mp/1PKHyH6

Blog post describing a recent study, which showed that therapist experiential avoidance plays a role in how much CBT therapists offer exposure.

4] The Biomedical Model of Psychological Problems [Special issue of the Behavior Therapist; PDF] http://j.mp/1Nfn8lY

This special issue of The Behavior Therapist has a veritable “who’s who” of researchers and thinkers critiquing the biomedical model, and describing psychological alternatives

5] Mechanisms of change: Exploratory outcomes from a RCT of acceptance and commitment therapy for anxious adolescents http://j.mp/1ObTNu8

Mechanisms papers always get plenty of interest, CBT, ACT or otherwise. First ACT mechanisms paper I’ve seen with this population.

6] What contributes to therapeutic confidence for clinical psychologists? http://j.mp/1G5u6dD

Interesting experience of training paper.

7] It’s complicated: relation between cognitive change methods, cognitive change, & symptom change in Cognitive Therapy for depression http://j.mp/1hOIHi8

Great mechanisms paper – demonstrating how tricky it is to test processes of change in therapy. Plenty to consider for psychotherapy research, cognitive therapy or otherwise.

8] Feasibility & acceptability of a brief Acceptance and Commitment Therapy group intervention for people with psychosis http://j.mp/1PJZQYb

 Paper from my research team, describing our first ACT groups study.

9] Therapeutic Alliance Predicts Outcomes of CBT but Not Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depressive Symptoms http://j.mp/1MPrpwf

Perhaps “therapeutic alliance” measures something other than the alliance?

10] Integrating self-care instruction into professional psychology training using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy http://j.mp/1kiWu2f

Overview of some impressive work being done by Kenneth Pakenham and colleagues at the University of Queensland. Important implications for the training of clinical psychologists.

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