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Preparing for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Dr. Aaron T. Beck developed cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1960s. He based his work on studies done by psychologist Albert Ellis in the 1950s. Ellis is considered one of the founders of cognitive therapy, and Beck is the one who joined cognitive principles with behaviorism. Early researchers into both…

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How Long Does DBT Take?

One of the most effective therapies for treating a substance use disorder is dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). This behavioral therapy was developed in the 1980s and inspired by cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). It was originally intended for severe mental health disorders. However, it soon became clear that DBT was effective for addiction as well. A Pennsylvania…

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Preparing for Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Thousands of Americans struggle with addiction every day. Each has a personal story to tell about their substance use and how it has affected their lives, careers, relationships, and financial security. Unfortunately, only around 10% of those who could benefit from addiction treatment receive it. If you or someone you care about struggles with a…

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5 Benefits of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is one of the most effective treatments in addiction rehab. An off-shoot of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), DBT was originally developed to treat people with borderline personality disorders, as it is highly effective for emotional regulation. Since then, its use has been expanded to treat a range of mental health disorders and…

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5 CBT Coping Strategies to Help with Stress

Even if you or a loved one isn’t struggling with addiction, you may have heard about cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). This is a form of therapeutic care that’s used in the treatment of many mental health issues. Truthfully, many professionals include teaching CBT coping strategies to their patients because CBT is traditional, evidence-based, and usually helpful.…

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The Key Differences Between CBT and DBT

In treating mental and substance use disorders, two forms of behavioral therapy have had great prominence for over 50 years. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy share a great deal, though they have some key differences. DBT emerged from CBT, and both of these behavioral therapy modalities have excellent track records in treating numerous mental…