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Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy


PDF | Vol. 6, No. 1 (2009)

Cognitive-behavioural therapy, or CBT, is a type of talk therapy that helps you understand the relationship between your thoughts, behaviours and feelings. It’s the leading type of therapy for many mental health and substance use issues, including depression, anxiety, psychosis and problem substance use. This issue of Visions explores the history of CBT, current CBT practices and different approaches to treatment for different groups of people. You’ll learn how CBT works and you’ll see how CBT has helped people with different mental health problems.  As you read this issue, you may notice a distinct theme in many articles: despite the successes of CBT, it can be very hard to access this treatment in BC. We hope that this issue of Visions brings the problem of access to light and encourages you to learn more about this effective therapy.


  • Editor's Message
    (Sarah Hamid-Balma)

  • The Time is Now: Let's improve access to CBT services in BC
    (Mark Lau)

  • Mind Traps
    (BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information)

  • CBT in Practice: Part science, part art
    (Michelle Patterson)

  • CBT: What is it?
    (Nichole Fairbrother)

Experiences and Perspectives

  • Conversations with Myself
    (Danielle Raymond)

  • From Pain to PTSD: Running the gamut of CBT
    (Lynda Marie Neilson)

  • When Life's Demands Take Their Toll: Changeways for depression
    (Pat Merrett)

Alternatives and Approaches

  • The LEAF Program: Peer-led group CBT
    (Shelly Jones)

  • The Cognitive-Behavioural Approach to Treating Individuals with Eating Disorders
    (Ron Manley)

  • Metacognitive Training: Influencing schizophrenia treatment worldwide
    (Todd S. Woodward)

  • CBT for Children and Youth in BC
    (Gayle Read)

  • CBT: Does it work well with the Chinese population in Vancouver
    (Mary Kam and Kelly Ng)

Regional Programs

  • CBT for Adults With Mental Health Problems: Working to improve access in BC
    (Jamie Livingston, Mark Lau, Dolores Escudero, Eric Ochs, Gayle Read, Pam Whiting, Maureen Whittal, and Chris Wilson)

  • Help with Mild to Moderate Depression: CBT-based self-management options
    (Dan Bilsker)

  • Taming Worry Dragons: Helping children and youth cope with anxiety
    (Noel Gregorowski and E. Jane Garland)

  • Bounce Back: Reclaim Your Health
    (Kimberley McEwan)

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