CBT Radio
Treating Suicidal Patients

Episode # 45

 

Running Time: 48:52

 

Podcast relevance: Professionals

 

In this episode, R. Trent Codd, III, Ed.S. speaks with Thomas Ellis, PsyD about the treatment of suicidal patients. Some of the items discussed in this episode include:

  • Whether no-suicide contracts are efficacious and whether they reduce liability
  • Whether suicidality is best seen as a symptom of another illness
  • Developments in the suicidology literature
  • Our ability to predict suicide on an individual basis
  • The important distinction between risk factors and warning signs
  • Minimum competency standards for treating suicidal patients
  • And, more!

 

Thomas Ellis, PsyD Bio

 

Thomas E. Ellis, PsyD, ABPP, is Senior Psychologist and past Director of Psychology at the Menninger Clinic, and Professor of Psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas at Austin and his doctorate at Baylor University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Clinical and Psychotherapy Divisions) and Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology (Cognitive Behavior Therapy). He is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and Associate Fellow and Supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute. His research and publications focus primarily on the problem of suicide, including cognitive characteristics of suicidal individuals and the effectiveness of suicide-specific therapeutic interventions. His books include Suicide Risk: Assessment and Response Guidelines (with W. Fremouw and M. dePerczel, 1990), Choosing to Live: How to Defeat Suicide through Cognitive Therapy (with C. Newman, 1996), and Cognition and Suicide: Theory, Research, and Practice (2006). He is the 2011 recipient of the Roger J. Tierney Award from the American Association of Suicidology, in recognition of distinguished contributions to the organization and the field of suicidology.

 

Episode-related links and resources

 

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Ellis, T.E., & Newman, C.F. (1996). Choosing to Live: How to Defeat Suicide through Cognitive Therapy. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Ellis, T. E., & Rufino, K. A. (2015). A psychometric study of the Suicide Cognitions Scale with psychiatric inpatients. Psychological Assessment, 27(1), 82–89. doi:10.1037/pas0000028

Ellis, T. E., Rufino, K. A., Allen, J. G., Fowler, J. C., & Jobes, D. A. (2015). Impact of a suicide-specific intervention within inpatient psychiatric care: the collaborative assessment and management of suicidality. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 45(5), 556–566. doi:10.1111/sltb.12151

Jobes, D. A. (2016). Managing suicidal risk: A collaborative approach (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford.

Joiner, T. E. J. (2005). Why people die by suicide. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. doi:10.1037/13748-018

May, A. M., & Klonsky, E. D. (2015). “Impulsive” Suicide Attempts: What Do We Really Mean? Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, (August). doi:10.1037/per0000160

Nadorff, M. R., Ellis, T. E., Allen, J. G., Winer, E. S., & Herrera, S. (2014). Presence and persistence of sleep-related symptoms and suicidal ideation in psychiatric inpatients. Crisis, 35(6), 398–405. doi:10.1027/0227-5910/a000279

Rudd, M. D., Berman, A. L., Joiner, T. E., Nock, M. K., Silverman, M. M., Mandrusiak, M., … Witte, T. (2006). Warning Signs for Suicide : Theory , Research , and Clinical Applications. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 36(3), 255–262.

Shea, S. C. (2002). The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment: A guide for mental health professionals and substance abuse counselors. New York: Wiley.

Stanley, B., & Brown, G. K. (2012). Safety Planning Intervention: A Brief Intervention to Mitigate Suicide Risk. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19(2), 256–264. doi:10.1016/j.cbpra.2011.01.001

Wenzel, A., Brown, G. K., & Beck, A. T. (2009). Cognitive Therapy for Suicidal Patients: Scientific and Clinical Applications. New York: Guilford.

www.suicidology.org

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Training and Supervising Psychiatry Residents in CBT

Episode # 44

Running Time: 52:30

Podcast relevance: Professionals

In this episode, R. Trent Codd, III, Ed.S., interviews Donna Sudak, MD about training and supervising psychiatric residents. Some of the items they discuss in this episode include:

  • Historical overview of psychiatry training in evidence-based practice
  • Problems with current training protocols in psychiatry
  • Key suggestions for trainers of psychiatric residents to maximize their learning of CBT
  • Obstacles to effective CBT training along with solutions
  • Key findings in the supervision literature

 

Donna Sudak, MD Bio

Donna M. Sudak, M.D., is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Sudak is Director of Psychotherapy Training, and lectures widely about topics in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, including topics such as Cognitive Conceptualization, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and training residents in Psychiatry in Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Sudak is a graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and completed her Psychiatry residency at the University of Washington. She has made a number of significant contributions to the literature in CBT education.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities at Drexel University College of Medicine, Dr. Sudak is an adjunct faculty member at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research and teaches residents at Albert Einstein and Thomas Jefferson University. She has a private practice in Philadelphia. She has an active research interest in psychiatric education, and has played a major role in developing suggested curricula and guidelines for resident competency in Cognitive Therapy.

 

Episode-related links and resources:

 

Teaching and Supervising CBT

 

Teaching and Supervising CBT

 

Forthcoming Training:

 

Empirically Supported Educational Methods: Effective Tools to Teach CBT

R. Trent Codd, III, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Center of WNC, P.A.

Donna Sudak, Friends Hospital

Leslie Sokol, Academy of Cognitive Therapy

Marci Fox, Academy of Cognitive Therapy

Oct 28, 2016

ABCT Annual Convention - NYC

 

Teaching and Supervising CBT

Donna Sudak

Feb 6-8, 2017

Beck Institute

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Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices

Episode #43

Running Time: 36:21

Podcast relevance: Professionals

In this episode, R. Trent Codd, III, Ed.S., interviews Shannon Wiltsey-Stirman, PhD about D & I. Some of the items they discuss in this episode include:

  • The distinction between diffusion, dissemination and implementation
  • What we currently know about dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices
  • What one can do at an individual level to encourage dissemination of EBPs
  • Important future directions for this literature

 

Shannon Wiltsey-Stirman Biography

Shannon Wiltsey Stirman received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. She completed an internship at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, and returned to Philadelphia for postdoctoral training, where she received an NIMH-funded K99/R00 award to study implementation and sustainability of CBT in a partnership between Penn and the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and disAbility Services to implement cognitive therapy across the city’s network of providers. In 2009, Dr. Stirman joined the VA National Center for PTSD. Her research focuses on training and consultation, the development of scalable and valid measures of fidelity, and the identification of strategies to support the long-term sustainability of evidence-based practices in service settings. Dr. Stirman is now in the Dissemination and Training Division of the National Center for PTSD, and an Assistant Professor at Stanford University’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. In addition to leading the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Dissemination and Implementation Special Interest Group in 2013-2014, she founded a special interest group on Dissemination and Implementation at the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, and has served as Advisory Board and Network of Expertise Member of the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration. She has served on the editorial board of Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Canadian Institute for Health Research.

 

Episode-related links and resources:

 

Stirman, S.W., Gutner, C.A., Langdon, K. & Graham, J.R., Bridging the gap between research and practice in mental health service settings: An overview of developments in implementation theory and research, Behavior Therapy (2015), doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2015.12.001

 

 

Aarons, G. A., Ehrhart, M. G., Farahnak, L. R., & Hurlburt, M. S. (2015). Leadership and organizational change for implementation (LOCI): a randomized mixed method pilot study of a leadership and organization development intervention for evidence-based practice implementation.Implementation Science10(1), 1.
 
Creed, T. A., Wolk, C. B., Feinberg, B., Evans, A. C., & Beck, A. T. (2016). Beyond the Label: Relationship Between Community Therapists’ Self-Report of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Orientation and Observed Skills.Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research43(1), 36-43.
 
Glisson, C., Schoenwald, S. K., Hemmelgarn, A., Green, P., Dukes, D., Armstrong, K. S., & Chapman, J. E. (2010). Randomized trial of MST and ARC in a two-level evidence-based treatment implementation strategy.Journal of consulting and clinical psychology78(4), 537.
 
Hemmelgarn, A. L., Glisson, C., & James, L. R. (2006). Organizational culture and climate: Implications for services and interventions research.Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice13(1), 73-89.
 
Herschell, A. D., Kolko, D. J., Baumann, B. L., & Davis, A. C. (2010). The role of therapist training in the implementation of psychosocial treatments: A review and critique with recommendations. Clinical psychology review30(4), 448-466.
 
Stirman, S. W., Bhar, S. S., Spokas, M., Brown, G. K., Creed, T. A., Perivoliotis, D., ... & Beck, A. T. (2010). Training and consultation in evidence-based psychosocial treatments in public mental health settings: The ACCESS model. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice41(1), 48.
 
Williams, N. J., Glisson, C., Hemmelgarn, A., & Green, P. (2016). Mechanisms of Change in the ARC Organizational Strategy: Increasing Mental Health Clinicians’ EBP Adoption Through Improved Organizational Culture and Capacity. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 1-15.

 


Misophonia

Episode #42

Running Time: 1:18:09

Podcast relevance: Professionals and Consumers

 

In this episode, R. Trent Codd, III, Ed.S. interviews Tom Dozier, BCBA about Misophonia. In this episode they discuss:

  • The diagnosis and treatment of Misophonia
  • The history of this disorder
  • How Misophonic symptoms differ from the sensitivities present in persons on the Autism Spectrum
  • Resources for professionals and consumers, including websites and apps

Tom Dozier, BCBA Biography

Thomas H. Dozier is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Tom has researched misophonia and worked to develop treatments since 2012, and he has shown that Misophonia includes an acquired physical reflex to the trigger sounds which causes extreme emotions of rage and disgust (a conditioned emotional response).    

 

He developed the Neural Repatterning Technique and the Misophonia Trigger Tamer app to deliver this treatment.  Tom is the director of the Misophonia Treatment Institute, which promotes misophonia research, treatment, and awareness.  He received a Master of Science in Behavior Analysis and the Family from California State University, Stanislaus.  

 

His primary career focus was parenting and parenting skills (see 3LParenting.comguaranteedpt.com, or LDSParentCoach.org, but Tom became interested in misophonia because he worked with parents of children with misophonia.  He also realized that his adult daughter and one grandchild had misophonia. 

 

Tom is the author of Understanding and Overcoming Misophonia, A Conditioned Aversive Reflex Disorder and had three published journal articles on misophonia in 2015.

 

Episode-Related Links

 

Websites:

 

Misophoniatreatment.com

 

Misophoniainstitute.org

 

Apps:

 

Misophonia Reflex Finder (available on Android and Apple devices)

 

Misophonia Trigger Tamer (available on Android and Apple devices)

 

Visual Trigger Tamer (Android only currently, but Apple devices in the works)

 

 

 


Buddhist Psychology and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Episode # 41

Running Time: 35:50

Podcast Relevance: Professionals

 

In this episode R. Trent Codd, III, Ed.S. interviews Dennis Tirch, PhD about Buddhist Psychology and CBT. They discuss:

  • What Buddhist Psychology is
  • Why Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists should be interested in Buddhist Psychology
  • What aspects of Buddhism remain to be explored by Cognitive and Behavioral researchers/therapists
  • And, much more!


Dennis Tirch, PhD Biography

 

Dr. Tirch is the Founder and Director of The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy, the first clinical training center for Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) in the USA. Dr. Tirch is also the President of The Compassionate Mind Foundation USA – the North American wing of the training, research and development community for CFT. Dr. Tirch has been described as one of the country's foremost experts on CFT and the contextual psychology of compassion. He has dedicated his research and scholarship to bettering our understanding of how therapies like ACT and CBT can be strengthened and further developed by bringing a compassion focus to our work.

Dr. Tirch is the author of  6 books, and numerous chapters and peer reviewed articles on mindfulness, acceptance and compassion in psychotherapy. His books include The Compassionate Mind Guide To Overcoming Anxiety, the first evidence-based self-help book to apply the science of compassion to the treatment of anxiety. Dr. Tirch is also the co-author of the books Emotion Regulation:  A Practitioner’s GuideMindfulness in Clinical Practice, and The ACT Practitioner’s Guide to The Science of Compassion. This Autumn, the co-authored book, Buddhist Psychology and CBT: A Clinician's Guide will be released.

Dr. Tirch is a New York State licensed clinical psychologist who served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Weill-Cornell Medical College, and as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Albert Einstein Medical School. Dr. Tirch is an Associate Editor of the Journal for Contextual Behavioral Science. 

Prior to founding The Center, Dr. Tirch collaborated with leading CBT therapist, Dr. Robert Leahy, at The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy for 12 years, serving as Associate Director of The Institute. Dr. Tirch has worked closely with CFT Founder, Dr. Paul Gilbert, in the development of compassion focused approaches for anxiety, using elements of ACT, which are currently being researched. Dr. Tirch is a Diplomate, Fellow & Certified Consultant & Trainer for The Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Tirch is a Founding Fellow and the President of The New York City CBT Association, & The Compassion Focused Special Interest Group of The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). Tirch is also President Emeritus of The New York City Chapter of The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.Tirch's work has been covered by numerous media outlets, from The Wall Street Journal to O Magazine.

Dr. Tirch regularly conducts training workshops globally and serves as an invited speaker for many organizations, such as Columbia University, The University of New South Wales, The University of Hong Kong, The NYC-CBT Association, ABCT, ACBS, New York Univeristy, Cornell University, and the Kagyu Samye Ling Buddhist monastery in Scotland. Dr. Tirch also provides online consultation groups and webinar based trainings, and has delivered these for The Association for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ABCT)  and The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (IMP).

Throughout his clinical experience, Dr. Tirch has specialized in the treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, addictions, and relationship problems.

His internship and post-doctoral residency took place at the Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center in Bedford, MA., where he served as the Assistant Director of the Bedford CBT Center, co-authored articles based on research supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, (NIMH) and developed the “Continual Awareness” meditation based group therapy for trauma survivors. Dr. Tirch completed a second year post-doctoral fellowship at AICT with Dr. Leahy.

In addition to his training in Western psychology, Dr. Tirch has had extensive experience in Eastern meditative and philosophical disciplines over the past 25 years. This training includes work in Japanese Zen and Vajryana Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, and other Central Asian meditative disciplines.

Dr. Tirch has benefited by participating in numerous trainings with many mentors, experts, friends and colleagues such as Paul Gilbert, Robert Leahy, Kelly Wilson, Steven C. Hayes, Robert Fripp, Robyn Walser and Zindel Segal.  Dr. Tirch is a founding participant in the ACT peer consultation group for New York City and Environs (ACTNYCE).

The primary valued aim of all of Dr. Tirch’s research, writing, training and psychotherapy practice is an expanding sensitivity to human suffering, combined with the development and dissemination of ever more effective, evidence based methods for the alleviation of this suffering.

Dr. Tirch received his PhD from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

 

Episode-Related Links

 

Websites:

The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy

 

The Compassionate Mind Foundation USA

 

The Compassionate Mind Foundation

 

 Training:


The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy - Training calendar and information on clinical supervision and consultation

 

BehaviorTherapist.org - 4.5 online Course "Compassion Focused Therapy for Anxiety: Beyond the Basics" APA and NBCC credits available

 

Book:

Buddhist Psychology and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: A Clinicians Guide

 

 

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Massimo Pigliucci, PhD on: Philosophy of Science for Psychological Scientists

Episode # 40

Running Time: 43:27

Podcast Relevance: Professionals

In this episode R. Trent Codd, III, Ed.S. interviews Massimo Pigliucci, PhD about various Philosophy of Science matters including:

  • Whether Philosophy of Science matters for the practice of science, including psychological science
  • Objections raised by various scientists regarding the importance of Philosophy of Science, and Dr. Pigliucci's responses to those objections
  • Whether Philosophy of Science makes progress
  • What the demarcation problem is and the current status of the literature on demarcation
  • How scientists and philosophers of science might optimize collaboration

Massimo Pigliucci, PhD Biography

Prof. Pigliucci has a Doctorate in Genetics from the University of Ferrara (Italy), a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. He has done post-doctoral research in evolutionary ecology at Brown University and is currently the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. His research interests include the philosophy of biology, the relationship between science and philosophy, and the nature of pseudoscience.

Prof. Pigliucci has been elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science “for fundamental studies of genotype by environmental interactions and for public defense of evolutionary biology from pseudoscientific attack.”

In the area of public outreach, Prof. Pigliucci has published in national outlets such as the New York Times, Philosophy Now and The Philosopher’s Magazine among others. He is a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and a Contributing Editor to Skeptical Inquirer. Dr. Pigliucci publishes two blogs: Plato’s Footnote (platofootnote.org), on general philosophy, and How to Be a Stoic (howtobeastoic.org), on his personal exploration of Stoicism as practical
philosophy.

At last count, Prof. Pigliucci has published 144 technical papers in science and philosophy. He is also the author or editor of 10 technical and public outreach books, most recently of Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem (University of Chicago Press), co-edited with Maarten Boudry. Other books include Answers for Aristotle: How Science and Philosophy Can Lead Us to a More Meaningful Life (Basic Books) and Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk (University of Chicago Press).

 

Episode-Related Links

Books:

Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem

 

What is this thing called Science?

 

Answers for Aristotle: How Science and Philosophy can lead us to a more meaningful life

 

Dr. Pigliucci's websites:

Plato's Footnote

How to Be a Stoic

 


Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT)

Episode # 39

Running Time: 51:16

Podcast relevance: Professionals

In this episode R. Trent Codd, III, Ed.S. interviews Thomas R. Lynch, PhD about Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT). Specifically, they discuss:

  • The clinical indications for RODBT
  • The importance of temperament when caring for treatment refractory populations
  • Social signaling. What it is, why it's important and how it's targeted clinically
  • RODBT's Neurobiosocial and Neuroregulatory model
  • What radical openness is
  • The differences between standard DBT and RO-DBT
  • How to pursue training in RO-DBT

 

Thomas R. Lynch Biography

Thomas R. Lynch is Professor of Clinical Psychology in the School of Psychology at University of Southampton.

He was the Director of the Duke Cognitive Behavioural Research and Treatment Program at Duke University (USA) from 1998-2007. He is currently the Director of the Emotion and Personality Bio-behavioural Laboratory at the University of Southampton.

Professor Lynch is the treatment developer of Radically Open-Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO-DBT)—a new transdiagnostic treatment approach informed by 19 years of clinical research—with strong roots in standard DBT.
He has been the recipient of multiple large research grants from a range of sources, including the National Institutes of Health, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, the Hartford Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and the National Institute for Health Research. He is currently the Chief Investigator of a multi- centre randomized controlled trial examining the efficacy and mechanisms of RO-DBT funded by the NIHR- Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation programme (http://www.reframed.org.uk/; Lynch).

He is a recipient of the John M. Rhoades Psychotherapy Research Endowment and a Beck Institute Scholar. He is recognized internationally as a world-leading expert in difficult-to-treat disorders; such as, personality disorders, chronic depression, and anorexia nervosa and is in frequent demand as a speaker internationally—e.g., Europe, USA, and Canada.

He is the author of the RO-DBT treatment manual entitled Radically Open- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Disorders of Overcontrol (In press-Guilford Press, New York).

 

Episode-related links

 

RadicallyOpen.net

 

RadicallyOpen.net training page

 

2015 ABCT Conference RODBT training

 

 


From Symptom to Synapse

Episode #38

Running Time: 45:27

Podcast relevance: Professionals.

Continuing education credit can be earned by listening to this episode. To learn more, please visit BehaviorTherapist.org

In this episode R. Trent Codd, III, Ed.S. interviews Jan Mohlman, PhD about the Neurocognitive Perspective. Specifically, they discuss:

  • What the neurocognitive perspective is and what it adds to traditional clinical work
  • Challenging aspects of adding affective and cognitive neuroscience into clinical settings
  • Emergent methodological and practice standards
  • Patient perceptions of the approach
  • How clinicians can pursue training in this perspective
  • And more!

 

Jan Mohlman Biography

Jan Mohlman, Ph.D. is Associate Professor at William Paterson University. Dr. Mohlman’s research seeks to explain how processes of aging (e.g., hearing loss, progressive brain disease, deficits in cognitive skills) impact the presentation and treatment of anxiety and other mood problems in later life.  Dr. Mohlman’s work also extends to treatment outcome research, applying methodology from affective and cognitive neuroscience to inform studies of cognitive behavior therapy.  Dr. Mohlman has published peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters and won several research grants, teaching and mentoring awards. 

 

Coauthor Biographies

Thilo Deckersbach, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. He serves as the Director of Psychology in the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program and as the Director of Research in the Division of Neurotherapeutics at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Deckersbach’s research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, NARSAD, TSA, OCF, and DBDAT. He has published peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. His neuroimaging research (fMRI and PET) focuses on the interaction of cognitive and emotional processes in bipolar disorder.

 

 

Adam S. Weissman, Ph.D. is the Founder & Executive Director of Child & Family Cognitive Behavioral Psychology, PLLC in Scarsdale and Manhattan. Formerly Senior Clinical Consultant at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Weissman is currently on the Clinical Faculty at Columbia University, where he trains and supervises advanced doctoral students in CBT with children and adolescents. He is a nationally-recognized expert in the treatment of a wide range of youth anxiety and mood disorders, ADHD, disruptive behavior problems, tic/habit disorders, and related conditions, and has published peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and edited books, the majority focusing on cognitive-behavioral therapy and neuropsychological assessment for children and adolescents.

 

Book

Begin reading From Symptom to Synapse by clicking here

 

Episode-related Links

Personal Zen

Neurocognitive Therapies/Translational Research Special Interest Group

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

 

 

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The Nurture Effect

Episode # 37

Running time: 1:01:37

Podcast relevance: Professionals and Consumers

In this episode, Trent Codd interviews Anthony Biglan, Ph.D. the author of The Nurture Effect: How the Science of Human Behavior Can Improve Our Lives and Our World.

Specifically, they discuss:

  • how to create family, school, workplace, and community environments that nurture wellbeing
  • the power a small set of core principles can have in preventing many mental health and behavioral problems
  • why and how capitalism has evolved in a direction that has increased economic inequality and poverty

Biography

Anthony Biglan, Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist at Oregon Research Institute. He has been conducting research on the development and prevention of child and adolescent problem behavior for the past 30 years. His work has included studies of the risk and protective factors associated with tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use; high-risk sexual behavior; and antisocial behavior. He has conducted numerous experimental evaluations of interventions to prevent tobacco use both through school-based programs and community-wide interventions. And, he has evaluated interventions to prevent high-risk sexual behavior, antisocial behavior, and reading failure.

In recent years, his work has shifted to more comprehensive interventions that have the potential to prevent the entire range of child and adolescent problems. He and colleagues at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences published a book summarizing the epidemiology, cost, etiology, prevention, and treatment of youth with multiple problems (Biglan et al., 2004). He is a former president of the Society for Prevention Research. He was a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Prevention, which released its report in 2009 documenting numerous evidence-based interventions that can prevent multiple problems.

 

To learn more about the book please visit: www.NurtureEffect.com

 

 

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The Dodo Bird Hypothesis

This episode is primarily relevant to professionals.

In this episode, R. Trent Codd, III, Ed.S. interviews Rob DeRubeis, PhD about the Dodo Bird Hypothesis.  Specifically, they discuss:

  • What the Dodo Bird Hypothesis is
  • The history of this research literature
  • Whether all psychotherapies have roughly the same outcomes and where this notion comes from
  • The role of allegiance in psychotherapy research
  • And, more!

ROBERT J. DERUBEIS, PhD BIOGRAPHY

Dr. DeRubeis has been on the Penn faculty since his appointment as assistant professor in 1983 after receiving his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Minnesota. He has served as associate dean for the Social Sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences, and director of Clinical Training in the Psychology Department’s doctoral training program in Clinical Psychology. He is currently chair of the Department of Psychology.

He has authored or co-authored more than 100 articles and book chapters on topics that center on the treatment of depression. He received the Academy of Cognitive Therapy’s Aaron T. Beck Award in 2004 for his contributions to research on cognitive therapy. His empirical research comparing the benefits of cognitive therapy and medications for severe depression, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry and the Archives of General Psychiatry, has been the subject of media reports in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. In 2010 he presented a briefing to the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Research Interests and Current Projects

 

Dr. DeRubeis’s research focuses on the processes that cause and maintain disorders of mood, as well as the treatment processes that reduce and prevent the return of mood symptoms. The contexts for this work are randomized clinical trials in which the effects of antidepressant medications are compared with cognitive therapy in people with major depressive disorder. Along with his students and collaborators, he examines the data obtained in these trials to further an understanding of the mechanisms through which these treatments exert their effects.  He also develops and refines the methods that are required for testing hypotheses with longitudinal data.

 

 

 

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