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Therapy Resources by Topic Area

ACT/RFT

ANXIETY

Anxiety Disorders (Adult and Children) Measures
Differential role of CBT skills, DBT skills and psychological flexibility in predicting depressive versus anxiety symptom improvement                                                       Impact of comorbid anxiety and depressive disorders on treatment response to CBT for insomnia
Mechanisms to Target in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders                                                                                                                                                                    Mindfulness Skills Show Promise in Treating Kids’ Anxiety                                                                                                                                                                                     Rat Study: Anti-Anxiety Meds May Lower Empathy                                                                                                                                                                                           Specific anxiety disorders and subsequent risk for bipolar disorder: a nationwide study

  

ASSESSMENT

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER (BPD)

Borderline Personality Disorder Measures                                                                                                                                                                                             Borderline Personality Disorder and Mental Health Care Utilization: The Role of Self-Harm
Borderline personality disorder and the emerging field of developmental neuroscience                                                                                                                                 A Developmental Neuroscience of Borderline Pathology: Emotion Dysregulation and Social Baseline Theory
DBT for Substance Abusers with Borderline Personality Disorder with Linda Dimeff                                                                                                                      Differentiating the Everyday Emotion Dynamics of Borderline Personality Disorder From Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder                                           Five-year prospective investigation of self-harm/suicide-related behaviors in the development of borderline personality disorder                                                  Predicting dropout in outpatient dialectical behavior therapy with patients with borderline personality disorder receiving psychiatric disability                                      The Incremental Utility of Emotion Regulation But Not Emotion Reactivity in Nonsuicidal Self-Injury
The role of emotion dysregulation in the presence, associated difficulties, and treatment of borderline personality disorder                              

  

CHILDREN/ADOLESCENTS

Adolescents Especially Vulnerable to Suicide Clusters   
Advances in DBT with Adolescents and Families in Outpatient and School Settings with Alec L. Miller                                                                                                       Children, loss and stress                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Depression screening in children and adolescents                                                                                                                                                                                                High schoolers with mental health issues more likely to use alcohol, tobacco, & marijuana 
Interpersonal Mindfulness with Teens                                                                                                                                                                                                                     'Map' of teenage brain provides strong evidence of link between serious antisocial behavior and brain development                                                                          Mindfulness Skills Show Promise in Treating Kids’ Anxiety                                                                                                                                                                            More than a third of teenage girls experience depression, new study says                                                                                                                                              Teaching Traumatized Kids                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Teen Depression Treatment Is an Increasingly Thorny Issue
Three Tips for Engaging Authentically With Teens                                                                                                                                                                                              Trauma in childhood linked to drug use in adolescence
Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains   

 

COMPASSION/SHAME

Building Positive Emotions & Building Self-Esteem with Rochelle Frank   
Compassion Measures                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Compassion training may buffer against the detrimental effects of high-stress medical training                                                                                                             Cultivating Compassion in Sessions: The Six Attributes of CFT        
Episode 225 – Dennis Tirch – The Science of Compassion                                                                                                                                                                                  Four Studies That Show the Difference Between Shame and Guilt
Getting stuck in the negatives (and how to get unstuck)                                                                                                                                                                        Highlights from an interesting qualitative study about how being a psychotherapist impacts one's life                                                                                                      How would you treat a friend?
Kristin Neff Argues Self Compassion Works Better Than Self Esteem                                                                                                                                                 Lovingkindness Meditation with Highly Shame-Prone and Self-Critical People: A Social Safety System Workout                                                                                     Moving beyond "shame is bad": How a functional emotion can become problematic
Protection or Vulnerability? A Meta-Analysis of the Relations Between the Positive and Negative Components of Self-Compassion and Psychopathology                        Refilling Your Gas Tank with Nice Gas                                                                                                                                                                                                       Self-Care for Therapists
Self-Compassion Expert Chris Germer on Lessons Learned From the Dalai Lama   
Shame Measures                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Compassion-Focused Therapy Model of Emotions
The Present and Puppies: Using Video to Elicit Flexible Perspective Taking and Compassion   
The Surprising Benefits of Compassion Meditation   
The therapist’s ten commandments: “First – Do not shame”   
The Top 5 Shame Research Findings that Should Influence Your Practice with Jason Luoma   
The Treatment of Shame with Shireen Rizvi                                                                                                                                                                                                  Three Self-Esteem Boosting Tips and Activities for Clients                                                                                                                                                                        Twenty science-based recommendations for therapy with highly self-critical or shame-prone clients                                                                                                               Use of chair work in "CFT Made Simple"                                                                                                                                                                                                                 What if Schools Taught Kindness?

 

DEPRESSION

Behavioral Activation for Depression with Jonathan Kanter                                                                                                                                                                        Biomarkers of inflammation and response to anti-depressants                                                                                                                                                                     Brain scans may help clinicians choose talk therapy or medication treatment for depression
Depression Measures   
Exercise as a treatment for depression: A meta-analysis adjusting for publication bias   
Cognitive Function's Importance to Recovery in Depression                                                                                                                                                               Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide according to WHO
Depression screening in children and adolescents
Depression Treatment Heals Way More Than Just The Mind                                                                                                                                                                        Differential role of CBT skills, DBT skills and psychological flexibility in predicting depressive versus anxiety symptom improvement                                                           Effect of Collaborative Care vs Usual Care on Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults With Subthreshold Depression                                                                             Impact of comorbid anxiety and depressive disorders on treatment response to CBT for insomnia                                                                                                       Interaction effect of brooding rumination and interoceptive awareness on depression and anxiety symptoms                                                                                        Many Antidepressant Studies Found Tainted by Pharma Company Influence
Meaningful Activities Protect the Brain From Depression                                                                                                                                                                          Memory support strategies and bundles: A pathway to improving cognitive therapy for depression?
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy May Reduce Recurrent Depression Risk 
Mindfulness-based therapy and behavioral activation: A randomized controlled trial with depressed college students                                                                          More than a third of teenage girls experience depression, new study says                                                                                                                                            Motivational Interviewing Improves Depression Outcome in Primary Care: A Cluster Randomized Trial                                                                                                 Mouse Study Shows How Environment Can Impact Antidepressant Effect                                                                                                                                        Postpartum Depression and Race: What We All Should Know                                                                                                                                                         Psychologists enlist machine learning to help diagnose depression                                                                                                                                                       Research Updates in Psychiatry: Depression and Suicide                                                                                                                                                                      Scaling-up treatment of depression and anxiety: a global return on investment analysis
Self-compassion as an emotion regulation strategy in major depressive disorder    
Self-Help Online Can Help Prevent Depression                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sudden gains in cognitive–behavior therapy for treatment-resistant depression: Processes of change                                                                                                   Tackling depression by changing the way you think                                                                                                                                                                                        The heterogeneous nature of depression                                                                                                                                                                                                 Treatment of Adult Depression in the United States

 

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY (DBT)

Advances in DBT with Adolescents and Families in Outpatient and School Settings with Alec L. Miller    
DBT Diary Cards   
DBT Handouts, Protocols & Client Learning Activities   
DBT Therapist Wiki   
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Is Effective Intervention                                                                                                                                                                    Does Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Actually Change the Way the Brain Works?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       How to Record Therapy Sessions   

ETHICS

FUNCTIONAL ANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY (FAP)

GENERAL WELLNESS

Guided Meditation: How to Be Mindful With Your Mistakes (and Others')                                                                                                                                                   Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here's how it changes your brain                                                                                                                           How Awe Makes Us Generous                                                                                                                                                                                                                                How Awe Sharpens Our Brains                                                                                                                                                                                                                        How Does Gratitude Enhance Trust?                                                                                                                                                                                                                     How to Grow from Your Regrets                                                                                                                                                                                                                               How to Open Your Mind to Magical Things                                                                                                                                                                                               Scientists shed light on the tight connection between mental and physical health                                                                                                                                    Three Things We Still Don't Know About Meditation                                                                                                                                                                                               What if Schools Taught Kindness?                                                                                                                                                                                                                  When it comes to negative experiences, we have habitual ways of responding to what triggers us                                                                                                       Where Does Kindness Come From?     

                                       

INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE

MINDFULNESS

A New View of the Self: The Psychology of Connection                                                                                                                                                                                   Am I Doing This Right? Answers to the top 10 questions that everyone asks about meditation
Five Free Guided Mindfulness Practices for Your Patients (or Yourself!)                                                                                                                                                            How Mindfulness Helps You Cultivate a Teflon Mind - Sometimes negative thoughts and feelings need to roll off of us                                                                             Jack Kornfield shares how to develop a daily mindfulness practice                                                                                                                                                  Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain                                                                                                                                                                                               Mindfulness game for kids: name three good things
Mindfulness Measures   
Mindfulness Meditation in Clinical Practice with Zindal Segal                                                                                                                                                                         Mindful Self-Awareness as the Basis for Effective Leadership                                                                                                                                                                         Nice article on MBCT with Sona Dimidjian and Zindel Segal
No Blueprint, Just Love: Interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn   
Popular Conceptions of Mindfulness: Awareness and Emotional Control                                                                                                                                                      Stop Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop and Start Living Fully                                                                                                                                                                       TED Talk by Shauna Shapiro on The Power of Mindfulness: What You Practice Grows Stronger                                                                                                                  The healing power of mindfulness                                                                                                                                                                                                         Tolerability and suitability of brief group mindfulness-oriented interventions in psychiatric inpatients: a pilot study                                                                                        Using Mindfulness- and Acceptance-Based Treatments With Clients From Nondominant Cultural and/or Marginalized Backgrounds                                                         10 Mindfulness Practices from Powerful Women

 

MULTICULTURAL COMPETENCE/SOCIAL JUSTICE

26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets                                                                                                                                                                                             30 Ways to Be a Better Ally                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A randomized controlled trial of compassion cultivation training: Effects on mindfulness, affect, and emotion regulation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Being An Ally/Building Solidarity                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Calling In: A Quick Guide on When and How                                                                                                                                                                                           Changing the world: why it fails and what works                                                                                                                                                                                                    Diversifying clinical science to represent diverse populations                                                                                                                                                                       How can we support the mentalhealth needs of justice-involved youth?                                                                                                                                                             How not to say the wrong thing – The “Ring Theory” of Comfort
Making good theory practical: Five lessons for an Applied Social Identify Approach to challenges of organizational, health, and clinical psychology
Making sense of misfortune: Deservingness, self-esteem, and patterns of self-defeat                                                                                                                                     Racial Trauma is Real: The Impact of Police Shootings on African Americans                                                                                                                                                The Link Between Experiences of Racism and Stress and Anxiety for Black Americans: A Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Coping Approach                                Transforming Anger into Building Solidarity                                                                                                                                                                                                   Using Celebrity News Stories to Effectively Reduce Racial/Ethnic Prejudice                                                                                                                                                  What It Really Means to Hold Space for Someone                                                                                                                                                                                       What’s Missing When We Talk About Self-Care

 

 

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)

Dropout Rates in Exposure with Response Prevention for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: What Do the Data Really Say?   
Exposure Therapy for OCD Symptom Dimensions with Jonathan S. Abramowitz                                                                                                                                     Internet-delivered, family-based treatment for early-onset OCD: A pilot randomized trial

 

PAIN

CBT May Help Break Vicious Cycle of Insomnia & Chronic Pain                                                                                                                                                                    How the Brain Can Change Your Experience of Pain   

 

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)/TRAUMA

A randomized controlled trial of a smartphone app for posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms
Early Treatment Helps, but Effects of PTSD May Linger                                                                                                                                                                            Partners' involvement linked to efficacy of PTSD treatment                                                                                                                                                                               The Brain in Defense Mode: How Dissociation Helps Us Survive

 

RESEARCH ISSUES

SLEEP DISORDER

SUICIDE

A brief mobile app reduces nonsuicidal and suicidal self-injury: Evidence from three randomized controlled trials.                                                                                   After a Suicide Attempt, the Risk of Another Try                                                                                                                                                                                                     As Suicide Rates Rise, Scientists Find New Warning Signs                                                                                                                                                                          Describing and Measuring the Pathway to Suicide Attempts: A Preliminary Study                                                                                                                                            Early data from 3 RCTs for a brief mobile app-reductions in nonsuicidal and suicidal self-injury                                                                                                             Emergency Departments Could Play Significant Role in Reducing Suicide Attempts
Frequency of Suicidal Ideation Predicts Suicide Attempts But Not Deaths                                                                                                                                               Health-promoting behaviors may buffer against suicide in veterans with PTSD                                                                                                                                     “Impulsive” suicide attempts: What do we really mean? 
Indiana University-led researchers identify objective predictors of suicidality in women                                                                                                                                Joe Franklin on their work with machine learning to predict suicidal behavior                                                                                                                                             Loss of Spouse or Partner to Suicide Linked to Physical, Mental Disorders                                                                                                                                               Moving Beyond Self-Report: Implicit Associations about Death/Life Prospectively Predict Suicidal Behavior among Veterans                                                                        NIH report highlights strategies for optimizing youth suicide prevention programs                                                                                                                                       Research Updates in Psychiatry: Depression and Suicide                                                                                                                                                                         Sample agency practices for responding to client suicide                                                                                                                                                                             Suicidality in Bipolar Disorder: The Role of Emotion-Triggered Impulsivity                                                                                                                                                        Suicide Prevention in Veterans                                                                   
Zero Suicide: Aspirations and Accountability                                                                                                                                                                                                      "75% of the 6122 suicides in the UK in 2014 were undertaken by men"

 

SUPERVISION

Evidence-Based Essentials of Clinical Supervision for the DBT Supervisor                                                                                                                                                          Making Supervision More Effective: Incorporating Evidence to Encourage Expertise                                                                                                                        Supervision: Maximizing the Opportunity to Shape Clinical Skills

 

TEAMS

THERAPY

A Clinician’s Guide to Stimulus Control with Kelly G Wilson   
An Open Letter from a Therapist to His Clients   
Building Clinical Expertise with Cannon Thomas   
Clarifying and Building Values in Therapy with Matthieu Villatte   
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Clinical Perfectionism with Roz Shafran   
Forgiveness in Psychotherapy: New Research on a Promising Approach with Steven Sandage, Beverly Long and Richelle Moen   
Helpful Resources for Therapists                                                                                                                                                                                                                      How Cell Phones Are Changing the Therapist-Patient Relationship
How often does psychotherapy make people feel worse?   
Intimate Partner Violence with Katherine Iverson and Kelly Green                                                                                                                                                                   Predicting therapist effectiveness from their own practice-based evidence                                                                                                                                  Psychotherapy sessions are best in the morning when levels of helpful hormone are high
Scott Lilienfeld presents the psychologist's view on "What Neuroscience Can – and Can't – Tell Us About Ourselves"                                                                                  The relationship between alliance and outcome: Analysis of a two-person perspective on alliance and session outcome
Therapist Characteristics that Impact Outcome   
Therapy Interfering Behavior: Beyond the Basics with Kelly Koerner   
Top 10 CBT Worksheets Websites   
How to Record Therapy Sessions   

 

TRAINING