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Categories: Mind Over Mood
We are pleased to report that Mind Over Mood is listed in the Reading Well Books on Prescription program in the United Kingdom. The book can be seen on their About page: reading-well.org.uk/about
The books have all been recommended by health professionals and have been tried and tested by people with experience of living with the conditions. The program is "endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries." They even provide a "core book list of accredited titles recommended by healthcare professionals that covers a range of common mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, phobias and eating disorders."
The following video describes the Reading Well Books on Prescription program. Mind Over Mood appears at 31 seconds, 47 seconds, 2:09, and throughout.
Here is a direct link to their book list of accredited titles. It is in PDF format.
We originally linked to an article in the New York Times on January 11, 2000. The article was titled: "A Pragmatic Man and His No-Nonsense Therapy" and featured Dr Aaron T. Beck at age 78. It describes how he came to develop cognitive therapy and covers his development from a young boy to a brilliant scientist whose endless curiosity led him to develop one of the most successful psychotherapies of all time, Cognitive Therapy.
Categories: Choosing a Therapist
What are some of the things to look for when choosing a therapist?
We strongly urge you to ask some questions before you decide to see a particular therapist. If a therapist will not offer you the opportunity to briefly speak with them on the telephone or offer you some way to find out about their training, qualifications, specialties and experience, then we suggest you look for another therapist.
It’s okay to make a list of questions you want to ask. There are many areas to consider. The following video from the American Psychological Association (APA) features Dr. Keely Kolmes, PsyD.
Categories: Mood Tips
The book Mind Over Mood recently showed up in an episode of the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. We were surprised to see it there and wonder if any of the characters are using it. It looks like the counselor refers to it since it is always at his side.
In this scene, Mind Over Mood is lying open on the counselor's desk (bottom left).
On June 13, 2005, an historical conversation took place. The founder of Cognitive Therapy, Aaron T. Beck, and the 14th Dalai Lama had a “meeting of the minds” at an international congress for cognitive psychotherapy in Göteborg, Sweden.
Later, Dr. Beck reflected on that meeting and summarized some of the highlights of their discussion, including the similarities between Cognitive Therapy and Buddhism regarding the mind, thinking, common assumptions and change. The Dalai Lama referred to cognitive practices as Analytical Meditation and stated that Dr. Beck’s book Prisoners of Hate was almost like Buddhist literature.
This video clip is 2 minutes 47 seconds in length. By clicking on the photo, you will be directed to vimeo to watch the video.
In 2005, the International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy (ICCP) met in Göteborg, Sweden. Keynote speakers addressed the latest issues in CBT, researchers reported on empirical and theoretical findings, workshops presented state-of-the-art clinical practices, and students displayed their research and new ideas.
On June 13, the attendees were treated to a most amazing dialogue between the founder of Cognitive Therapy, Aaron T. Beck, and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
The topics were wide ranging and included discussions of: the human condition, thinking processes, common assumptions, the process of change, and anger. The Dalai Lama’s intelligence coupled with his joyous demeanor offers a fascinating glimpse into the philosophical world of Buddhist thinking along with Dr. Beck’s clear and concise conceptualizations of the human condition. Both reflect on their philosophies of change and note the similarities of their world views.
The filmed version of the conversation is divided into eleven separate clips ranging in length from about 3 to 11 minutes. The 90 minute “Meeting of the Minds: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Professor Aaron T. Beck” (in conversation) was filmed live and on location by the Center for Cognitive Psychotherapy and Education in Göteborg.
CLICK BELOW to view the 90 minute June 13, 2005 conversation. Link opens in new window.
This video features a discussion of CBT for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by British clinical psychologist Professor Paul Salkovskis. He was director of the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma in London when this video was produced. Professor Salkovskis is currently Professor of Clinical Psychology and Applied Science at the University of Bath in Bath, England.
Here are a couple important points Professor Salkovskis makes during this video:
Categories: AT Beck
Aaron Beck, M.D., who is widely regarded as the father of cognitive therapy, turned 90 the summer of 2011. The Psychiatric News used the occasion to take a look at the man and his career.
Article Date: 07/15/2011
Aaron Beck, M.D., is one of the most important figures in American psychiatry, John Talbott, M.D., a professor of psychiatry at the University of Maryland and a former APA president, contends.
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