Veterans: trauma, stress and PTSD
Since 2005, the Veterans Administration allocated more than $250 million a year to train therapists in Empirically Supported Therapies (ESTs) in an effort to cope with the influx of traumatized veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. All of these programs highlight CBT
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August 17, 2009 (NYTimes.com): The Army's new resiliency program will train more than one million active-duty soldiers, reservists, members of the National Guard, civilian employees, and military family members in Beck-inspired methods.
"The training, the first of its kind in the military, is meant to improve performance in combat and head off the mental health problems, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide, that plague about one-fifth of troops returning from Afghanistan and Iraq."
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The Doctor is In (Beck's CBT)
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Daniel B. Smith offers an illuminating and inspiring review of Aaron T. Beck, M.D., the founder of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). This very articulate article captures Beck's spirit and scientific commitment. The author does a terrific job of capturing a complex story and telling it with appropriate dramatic impact.
Here are some facts about Cognitive Behavior Therapy discussed in this article:
Noteworthy articles that have appeared in the news regarding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), resilience, skills, strengths, brain science, therapy focus, mood tips, and many different mental health issues.