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?

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

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]

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]

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

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?

Interesting experience of training paper.

7] It’s complicated: relation between cognitive change methods, cognitive change, & symptom change in Cognitive Therapy for depression

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

 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

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

10] Integrating self-care instruction into professional psychology training using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

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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