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the Behavior Therapist’s June 2024 Issue Is Now Available Online

Don’t miss the June 2024 issue of the Behavior Therapist, paying tribute to Executive Director Mary Jane Eimer and her incredible 45 years of service to ABCT.

Click here to begin reading.

We’ve prepared a how-to guide to help you navigate tBT online. Read on for more details or click above for the issue.

The first page of any digital issue of tBT will be the table of contents. From here, you can jump directly to articles that interest you.

Click on an article’s title to be taken directly that article.

See example of how articles appear in online tBT directly below.

 

If you need to enlarge the text size of the article, click its title. This will open “article view.”

Click the three horizonal dots on the lefthand size of the pop-out window to open the article view menu. Use the options on this menu to further aid your experience.

As shown directly below, you can further enhance the article’s text size for ease of viewing. Click the “resize text” option on the menu demonstrated above.

You can experience article view as a full page instead of a pop-up window. Click the appropriate icon on the menu as demonstrated directly below.

If you’d like to exit article view, and you’re still in the pop-up view, click anywhere outside the pop-up to return to the normal page.

If you’re viewing article mode as its own page, click the appropriate icon as shown below to return to the journal.

For more tips, see our March post for tBT.

Related Information

What Is Cognitive Behavior Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a type of treatment that is based firmly on research findings.  It places emphasis on changing your cognitions (thoughts) or behaviors (actions) in order to effect change in how you feel. These approaches help people in achieving specific changes or goals.

Changes or goals might involve:

A way of acting: like smoking less or being more outgoing;
A way of feeling: like helping a person to be less scared, less depressed, or less anxious;
A way of thinking: like learning to problem-solve or get rid of self-defeating thoughts;
A way of dealing with physical or medical problems: like reducing back pain or helping a person stick to a doctor’s suggestions.

Cognitive behavioral therapists usually focus more on the current situation and its solution, rather than the past. They concentrate on a person’s views and beliefs about their life. CBT is an effective treatment for individuals, parents, children, couples, and families. The goal of CBT is to help people improve and gain more control over their lives by changing behaviors that don’t work well to ones that do.

How to Get Help

If you are looking for help, either for yourself or someone else, you may be tempted to call someone who advertises in a local publication or who comes up from a search of the Internet. You may, or may not, find a competent therapist in this manner. It is wise to check on the credentials of a psychotherapist. It is expected that competent therapists hold advanced academic degrees. They should be listed as members of professional organizations, such as the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies or the American Psychological Association. Of course, they should be licensed to practice in your state. You can find competent specialists who are affiliated with local universities or mental health facilities or who are listed on the websites of professional organizations. You may, of course, visit our website (www.abct.org) and click on “Find a CBT Therapist”

The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) is an interdisciplinary organization committed to the advancement of a scientific approach to the understanding and amelioration of problems of the human condition. These aims are achieved through the investigation and application of behavioral, cognitive, and other evidence-based principles to assessment, prevention, and treatment.

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We are now accepting Abstract submissions for Continuing Education Ticketed Sessions at the 2024 ABCT Convention in Philadelphia, PA.

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Journals

Membership in ABCT grants you access to three journals.

Convention

We are now accepting Abstract submissions for Continuing Education Ticketed Sessions at the 2024 ABCT Convention in Philadelphia, PA.