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  1. The LEAF Program

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    In 2004, I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at UBC Hospital. I was fortunate to be referred to a group for GAD based on cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), led by three psychology residents specializin ...

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  2. The Cognitive-Behavioural Approach to Treating Individuals with Eating Disorders

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    Betty had been diagnosed with bulimia nervosa (BN). She was depressed and terrified about gaining weight. One day she didn’t attend her scheduled therapy session. When I phoned to follow up, Betty explained that she couldn’t come because she knew other pe ...

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  3. Metacognitive Training

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    What is metacognition? “Meta” means above and “cognition” refers to thinking or perceiving. Thus, metacognition is being aware of one’s thoughts—or, thinking about one’s thinking. ...

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  4. CBT for Children and Youth in BC

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    About one in seven—that’s 140,000—children and youth in BC have a mental health problem serious enough to affect their relationships with family and friends and their performance in school. There is also a gap between the need and the availability of ment ...

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  5. CBT: Does it work well with the Chinese population in Vancouver

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    SUCCESS is a multi-service agency with a mandate of promoting the well-being of all Canadians and immigrants. The organization has offered counselling services to the Chinese community for over 30 years. Cognitive-behavioural counselling (CBT) is widely u ...

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  6. Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Adults With Mental Health Problems

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    Accessing cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is not easy for many adults in British Columbia who have mental health problems. Because of this, BC Mental Health & Addiction Services (BCMHAS), an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, form ...

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  7. Help with Mild to Moderate Depression

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    As a psychologist in an emergency psychiatric unit, I’ve seen thousands of people in depressive crisis. I have developed an approach to help these individuals who struggle with the bitter suffering of dark mood and despair. It teaches what is known about ...

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  8. Taming Worry Dragons

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    In the early 1990s, Dr. Jane Garland imagined adapting cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) to better serve anxious children. CBT is known to be effective for anxiety, but it can be difficult to motivate children to practise the essential skills. ...

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  9. Bounce Back: Reclaim Your Health

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    Depression and anxiety are the most common of all mental health problems. While everyone has bouts of low mood and excessive worrying, these are temporary for most of us. For others, however, the feelings don’t go away on their own and formal help is need ...

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  10. It’s All About ‘Asking the Right Questions’

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    Asking the Right Questions 2 (ARQ2) is both a highly successful assessment tool and a one-day training session. The assessment tool provides clinicians with a helpful guide for beginning discussions on sexual orientation and gender identity. It’s for use ...

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