NPR features an article that highlights increasing suicide rates. Their article focuses on troubling increasing rates, especially heartbreaking among adolescent girls.
It also points to the need to increase access to services for youth of all ages and socio-economic strata.
And it speaks to screening for early intervention and prevention, which is not something that we do regularly, consistently, or comprehensively in the US. It speaks to the continued stigmatization of persons with mental health problems that prevent them from seeking help.
And, it speak to the lack of evidence-based treatments, like CBT and DBT, being available in the community.
Jonathan Dalton explains why kids avoid school and what can be done to help them. He says: "We don't treat anxiety; we treat avoidance." My favorite line is "Courage is what you do, not what you feel."
Finds the webinars invaluable for department training, appreciates the interesting and thought-provoking answers she gets from questions posed on the list serve, and looks forward to her annual lab dinners at our convention, which we ought to remind you, is happening earlier than usual, in October.
The field of psychotherapy has been rocked by the work of Wampold and Colleagues and their claim that all psychotherapies are equally effective. This idea has been around since the 1930s and is called the Dodo Bird verdict. Although this claim remains a hot topic of debate (See special issue Psychotherapy, 2014 Vol 51 issue 4), the Dodo bird is a resilient species who speaks to ABCT. The Dodo bird asks, “Are not the different types of CBT equally effective for all disorders?”