Free training: Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Recidivism with Court-Involved Youth


Please register now for this new Court-Involved Youth Initiative training:  

   

Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Recidivism with Court-Involved Youth

** This is a two day training; participants must be able to commit to attending both sessions. **

When:  April 18 and 28, 2017 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Doors open at 8:30am

Where: 123 William Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10038

Cost:     Free

Register online now, to reserve your seat >> 

 

Information for Social Workers:

This course is approved for 12 social work CE hours. Participants must arrive on time and stay for the full workshop in order to receive full credit. No credit will be provided for partial attendance. All participants must submit an evaluation and document their attendance via the Social Work CE sign-in and sign-out roster in order to receive full credit.

 

Description: 

As the name suggests, Cognitive Therapy (CT) focuses on the way people think (“cognition”). The concept behind CT is that our thoughts about a situation affect how we feel (emotionally and physically) and how we behave in that situation. When people are in distress, the way in which they process information may become distorted, which – if uncorrected – may also lead to dysfunctional behaviors.
CT is a well-researched and evidence-based form of therapy. It has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of psychiatric disorders and psychological problems in more than one thousand studies. In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is focused on the present, practical and problem-solving oriented. Clients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives, including: identifying, distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors.

In this experiential workshop, licensed social workers with 1-2 yearas of CT clinical experience or clinicians new to the tools and techniques of CT will learn how to use a cognitive formulation to conceptualize a client’s “stuck” points in therapy; learn how to implement behavioral experiments & action plans in session; and learn a powerful tool for conquering indecision, avoidance, and fear.

Specifically, participants will:

  • Learn the theory undergirding the design of the Cognitive Conceptualization Diagram (CCD) and pinpoint the therapy-interference (intermediate beliefs & safety-seeking behaviors).
  • View demonstrations of how the CCD is used in a therapeutic/clinical setting to help clients uncover their intermediate beliefs and safety-seeking behaviors.
  • Customize behavioral experiments towards ethical/assertive behavior facilitated by the Color-Coded Symptoms Hierarchy (CCSH), and Action Plans
  • Practice using all techniques in roleplay scenarios with other participants
  • Use the Consensual Role-Play (CRP): a decision making exercise for overcoming ambivalence, indecision, and building motivation.


Workshop Leader:
Noah Clyman, LCSW-R, ACT 
is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, certified in cognitive therapy by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Noah is the first clinical social worker in the state of New York to become an Academy-certified Trainer Consultant. He is in the Academy’s Membership Committee and the Credentialing Committee, evaluating the work samples of therapists applying for certification in CBT. In November 2012, he founded NYC Cognitive Therapy, the first CBT center that places particular emphasis on diversity, serving populations such as the LGBTQ community, and those living with HIV/AIDS. Noah’s mission is to make quality, culturally-competent CBT available to the public. The Center offers individual, couples, and group therapy, and has a sliding scale to make therapy affordable. Along with providing psychotherapy, Noah enjoys teaching clinicians the art of CBT. He has lectured about CBT at the graduate level for major universities around the country, including Boston University and Columbia University. Noah also provides weekly, individualized clinical supervision and case consultation for clinicians of all backgrounds and skill levels. He helps clinicians prepare to become ACT-certified including detailed written and verbal feedback on their case write-ups and audio work samples.

 

Audience: 
This workshop is suitable for clinicians of all ages in the NY area who have a master’s degree in social work, or related field. Some basic knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is strongly encouraged.


Register online at:

http://coalitionny.org/prof_learn_ctr/training/registration/registration.php?series_id=1379

Important Notice: The Coalition for Behavioral Health SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0098.

For questions about CE credits please contact: 

Bradley Jacobs

Director of the Center for Rehabilitation & Recovery

bjacobs@coalitionny.org

The Coalition for Behavioral Health

123 William St.,19th Fl.| NY, NY 10038

www.coalitionny.org

For any questions please contact:

Teyana Reed 

Training & Special Projects Coordinator


Top 50 Anxiety Websites & Blogs For People Living With Anxiety Disorders


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Best Anxiety Blogs List

The Best Anxiety blogs from thousands of top Anxiety blogs in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week.

These blogs are ranked based on following criteria

  • Google reputation and Google search ranking
  • Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites
  • Quality and consistency of posts.
  • Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review

Top 50 Anxiety Blogs Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to every blogger that has made this Top Anxiety blogs list! This is the most comprehensive list of best Anxiety blogs on the internet and I’m honoured to have you as part of this! I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world.

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1

Medical News Today | Anxiety / Stress 

Medical News Today | Anxiety / Stress

medicalnewstoday.com/categor..

United States

About Blog – The latest anxiety and stress research from prestigious universities and journals throughout the world.
Frequency – about 3 posts per week

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193,667 78,063 6,585
2

Reddit | Anxiety Disorders

Reddit | Anxiety Disorders

reddit.com/r/Anxiety

San Francisco, CA

About Blog – Discussion and support for sufferers and loved ones of any anxiety disorder including general anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, acute anxiety, agoraphobia, panic disorder and more.
Frequency – about 350 posts per week

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1,081,657 466,177 21
3

Medindia | Anxiety

Medindia | Anxiety

medindia.net/healthnews/anxi..

India

About Blog – Medindia provides you with the latest News and Research breakthroughs on Anxiety Disorder.
Frequency – about 350 posts per week

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32,729 4,985 7,357
4

Dr. Schaub’s – The Fear and Anxiety Solution

Dr. Schaub's - The Fear and Anxiety Solution

thefearandanxietysolution.co..

Seattle, Washington

About Blog – Dr Friedemann author of ‘The Fear and Anxiety Solution’ in his blog provides tips and the step by step lessons found in this bestselling book to help you overcome fear and anxiety.

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6,650 802 1,697,976
5

The Conversation | Anxiety 

The Conversation | Anxiety

theconversation.com/au/topic..

Australia

About Blog – Browse Anxiety news, research and analysis from The Conversation

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175,843 116,686 9,253
6

Anxiety Slayer – calm your anxiety | heal your mind | live your life

Anxiety Slayer - calm your anxiety | heal your mind | live your life

anxietyslayer.com

Kent & Leelanau

About Blog – Our mission is to help you feel more peace and tranquility in your life through anxiety release exercises and supportive tools created to slay your anxiety.
Frequency – about 1 post per week

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15,008 372 874,710
7

HealthyPlace – Anxiety-Schmanxiety Blog

HealthyPlace - Anxiety-Schmanxiety Blog

healthyplace.com/blogs/anxie..

Texas

About Blog – Trusted anxiety blog addressing effects of anxiety, panic, flashbacks, worries, and phobias. Learn tricks, tactics to manage anxiety.
Frequency – about 1 posts per week

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198,801 62,834 45,476
8

Anxiety Social Net

Anxiety Social Net

anxietysocialnet.com/anxiety..

About Blog – AnxietySocialnet is the fastest growing anxiety support group in the world, connect with other anxiety sufferers and share you experiencies.

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8,917 20,848 633,670
9

Google News | Anxiety

Google News | Anxiety

news.google.com/news/section..

Mountain View, CA

About Blog – Google News Comprehensive up-to-date coverage for Anxiety, aggregated from news sources all over the world by Google News.
Frequency – about 39 posts per week

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21,890,863 212,822 1
10

The Anxiety Guy 

The Anxiety Guy

anxietyexit.com

About Blog – A top ranked self-help Podcast where Dennis Simsek share his knowledge and experience on causes of anxiety, as well as the best anxiety treatment for people suffering. The Anxiety Guy podcast was awarded Best Of iTunes in the health category because of my passionate commitment to help guide people from a life of coping with anxiety, to overcoming chronic anxiety naturally.
Frequency – about 3 posts per week

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1,323 8,527 2,066,720
11

wE’Re AlL mAd HeRe

wE'Re AlL mAd HeRe

weallmadhere.com

UK

About Blog – Claire Eastham writing about her experiences with social anxiety and panic attacks after a nervous breakdown.
Frequency – about 1 posts per week

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584 26,985 2,503,441
12

The Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders

The Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders

centerforanxietydisorders.co..

Delray Beach, Florida

About Blog – They are a specialty practice, serving children, teens, & adults who suffer from general & specific anxiety, mood & stress disorders. These include phobias, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, life stressor & marital issues, & children’s anxiety disorders such as separation anxiety & school anxiety disorder. They can help people by using scientifically-based interventions.

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240 328 2,935,566
13

The Houston OCD Program Blog

The Houston OCD Program Blog

houstonocdprogram.org/blog

Houston, TX

About Blog – The Houston OCD Program offers residential treatment for individuals struggling with anxiety disorders, phobias, depression, and OC Spectrum Disorders.
Frequency – about 1 post per week

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5,123 n/a 2,543,868
14

The Ross Center – for Anxiety and Related Disorders

The Ross Center – for Anxiety and Related Disorders

rosscenter.com/blog-2

Washington, DC and New York,NY

About Blog – The Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, provide state-of-the-art treatment for anxiety disorders and related psychological problems including mood disorders, ADHD and other issues.

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197 193 2,847,409
15

Anxiety, Panic & Health – Living with Health, Wellness and Wholeness

Anxiety, Panic & Health - Living with Health, Wellness and Wholeness

anxietypanichealth.com

Columbus, GA

About Blog – The mission of Anxiety, Panic & Health is to provide reliable online mental health information to the general public, relating to the Anxiety Disorders, caregiver support, and other mental health issues.

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n/a 594 2,188,359
16

The Center for Anxiety

The Center for Anxiety

centerforanxiety.org/blog

New York and Boston, MA,

About Blog – The Center for Anxiety provides evidence-based treatmentsto adults, adolescents, and children, for anxiety and related symptoms so that the patients get better quickly, with reduced symptoms and dramatic improvements in their daily lives.
Frequency – about 1 post per week

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528 175 3,881,862
17

National Social Anxiety Center

National Social Anxiety Center

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About Blog – The National Social Anxiety Center is a national association of independent regional CBT centers and certified cognitive therapists offering evidence-based treatment services for social anxiety, performance anxiety, shyness and other anxiety issues.
Frequency – about 1 post per month

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951 n/a 3,242,348
18

The Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago

The Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago

anxietytreatmentcenter.com/news

Deerfield & Chicago, IL

About Blog – The Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago has been the source for the best anxiety care in Chicago, the North Shore, and the Western Suburbs. Led by the renowned Dr. Karen Cassiday, their team of clinical psychologists and licensed clinical professional counselors offers proactive solutions for your anxiety.
Frequency – about 1 post per month

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89 308 4,933,178
19

Anxious Lass

Anxious Lass

anxiouslass.com/blog

Somerset, United Kingom

About Blog – Anxious Lass is a personal mental health and lifestyle blog written from real experiences by blogger Kelly Jean.
Frequency – about 2 posts per week

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1,345 232 5,944,344
20

The Anxiety Relief 

The Anxiety Relief

theanxietyreliefcenter.com/blog

San Francisco

About Blog – The Anxiety Relief Center updates you on the latest therapeutic breakthroughs in social anxiety and stress relief.

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97 n/a 5,682,128
21

Social Anxiety Ireland 

Social Anxiety Ireland

socialanxietyireland.com/blog

Ireland

About Blog – An organisation dedicated to providing information, helpful advice and support for people with Social Phobias & Social Anxiety throughout Ireland.

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1,383 493 5,961,666
22

The Center for Stress & Anxiety Management 

The Center for Stress & Anxiety Management

anxietytherapysandiego.com/blog

Mission Valley, Rancho Bernardo, and Carlsbad

About Blog – San Diego’s leader in anxiety and stress relief award-winning blog for useful information and tips about anxiety, stress, and related disorders. Their mission is to apply only the most effective short-term psychological treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and biofeedback.
Frequency – about 1 post per month

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389 22 6,590,242
23

Diary of a social phobic

Diary of a social phobic

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Scotland

About Blog – This blog documents Gemma struggles with her mental health and an efforts to overcome/ progress with anxiety.
Frequency – about 1 post per month

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n/a n/a 7,324,092
24

Fiona likes to blog – ANXIETY

Fiona likes to blog - ANXIETY

fionalikestoblog.com/categor..

Birmingham, England

About Blog – Fiona an ex-sufferer talking about anxiety, depression and other helpful stuff on this blog.
Frequency – about 7 posts per week

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183 1,783 11,219,608
25

Therapeutic Center for Anxiety and Trauma

Therapeutic Center for Anxiety and Trauma

anxietytraumatherapy.com/blog

San Diego, CA

About Blog – Counseling and therapy for anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, PTSD, depression, grief and loss, marriage relationships, self-esteem, life transitions, communication issues as well as parent and child challenges. Family, individual, couples, adolescent and child therapy provided.
Frequency – about 1 post per month

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378 16 12,798,624
26

Richer Life Counseling – Anxiety Blog

Richer Life Counseling – Anxiety Blog

richerlifecounseling.com/cat..

Las Vegas, NV

About Blog – Richer Life Counseling by Tyler Rich is an Anxiety blog focusing on helping you to understand what anxiety is, how it affects you, & treatments.

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101 214 17,596,349
27

Carl Vernon – Anxiety & Stress Blog

Carl Vernon - Anxiety & Stress Blog

carlvernon.com/blog

About Blog – Carl Vernon is an entrepreneur, speaker and author renowned for his personal experience in overcoming stress and anxiety after fifteen years. Since his transformation, Carl has been passionate about helping others overcome stress and anxiety and achieve more than they thought possible by sharing life-changing habits and principles..
Frequency – about 1 post per month

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11,995 1,061 24,035,321
28

Wellington Anxiety Specialists

Wellington Anxiety Specialists

w-a-s.co.nz

Wellington City, New Zealand

About Blog – WAS’s mission is to provide quality psychological services to see people living healthy fulfilling lives. What this means is providing effective treatment supported by research, delivered with a warm and empathetic approach, to give people the best means to cope with and recover from anxiety.
Frequency – about 1 post per month

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162 19 24,901,383
29

My Anxiety Companion 

My Anxiety Companion

myanxietycompanion.com/blog

Milton Keynes, England

About Blog – Proven techniques, strategies and lifestyle hacks to reduce or even stop anxiety and panic attacks! When traditional anxiety therapy and anti-anxiety medication didn’t help, Mel Bonthuys researched and developed her own proven methods to fight anxiety.
Frequency – about 1 post per week

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2,705 520 28,060,785
30

CharlesLinden | Youtube

CharlesLinden | Youtube

youtube.com/user/CharlesLinden

About Blog – Charles Linden is the world’s leading Anxiety, Panic, Obsessions, Phobias & Depression Recovery Expert. Charles has helped millions of people to recover and is developer of the world’s only dedicated and accredited anxiety disorder recovery therapy and educational centre.

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The Guardian | Anxiety 

The Guardian | Anxiety

theguardian.com/society/anxiety

London

About Blog – Latest news and features from theguardian.com on Anxiety, the world’s leading liberal voice.
Frequency – about 1 posts per week

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7,128,594 6,330,039 167
32

The Independent | Anxiety

The Independent | Anxiety

independent.co.uk/topic/Anxiety

London

About Blog – All the latest breaking news on Anxiety. Browse The Independent’s complete collection of articles and commentary on Anxiety.
Frequency – about 7 posts per week

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6,219,006 2,163,571 491
33

Abolish Anxiety 

Abolish Anxiety

abolishanxiety.com/anxiety-a..

Ely, Cambridgeshire

About Blog – Dan Regan’s mission is to help you abolish anxiety, panic attacks, phobias and social anxiety and learn how to overcome your anxiety and panic so you can enjoy your life feeling how you want to – calm, confident and in control.
Frequency – about 1 post per week

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269 2,111 n/a
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Time To Change – Anxiety

Time To Change - Anxiety

time-to-change.org.uk/catego..

England, UK

About Blog – The following blog posts are written by people with personal experience of anxiety. By talking openly, our bloggers hope to increase understanding around mental health, break stereotypes and take the taboo out of something that – like physical health – affects us all.
Frequency – about 1 posts per week

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319,418 176,458 280,949
35

Relief From Anxiety

Relief From Anxiety

reliefromanxiety.blogspot.com

England/Wales

About Blog – An anxiety blog by a sufferer Amy, where you will find tips and explanations on anxiety and depression. The aim of her blog is to provide advice, inspiration and support to those through their recovery from personal experience.
Frequency – about 1 posts per week

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n/a 20,579 n/a
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Above Anxiety

Above Anxiety

aboveanxietyblog.com

UK

About Blog – A blog for all things anxiety-related by Lisa.
Frequency – about 2 posts per week

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8 873 n/a
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Anxiety Therapy 

Anxiety Therapy

pagerutledge.com/category/an..

Wilmington, NC

About Blog – Anxiety Therapy with anxiety therapist J. Page Rutledge specializing in anxiety, panic attacks, codependency, attachment anxiety, and hypnosis
Frequency – about 1 post per month

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143 n/a n/a
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Anxiety HQ

Anxiety HQ

anxietyheadquarters.com/blog

About Blog – Anxiety HQ is the number one resource for anxiety and panic attack relief. They offer a caring community forum and valuable blog posts regarding anxiety.
Frequency – about 1 post per month

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17 16 n/a
39

Dean Watkins – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Dean Watkins - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

deanwatkinscbt.co.uk/anxiety..

Kent

About Blog – Dean Watkins have developed a particular interest in working with anxiety problems and stress, and draw upon a number of treatment models and approaches within cognitive and behaviour therapies to help empower the individual to more effectively handle their anxiety and take back control in how they live their life.
Frequency – about 1 post per month

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Anxiety Coaches Podcast with Gina Ryan | Youtube

Anxiety Coaches Podcast with Gina Ryan | Youtube

youtube.com/channel/UCdqa..

About Blog – The Anxiety Coaches are Coaches who happen to have suffered from anxiety and PTSD themselves and coach others with the skills and experiences that have brought them to clearing their anxiety for life!
Frequency – about 1 post per week

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San Mateo CBT Clinic – Anxiety

San Mateo CBT Clinic - Anxiety

sanmateocbtclinic.com/blog

San Mateo, CA

About Blog – Anxiety blog by Psy.D. Jonah Lakin, describes CBT principles involved in treatment for anxiety disorders in children and adults.

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Blake Thompson, LMHCA Seattle Anxiety Specialist

Blake Thompson, LMHCA Seattle Anxiety Specialist

seattleanxiety.com/blog

Seattle, WA

About Blog – Blake offers therapy and counseling that is backed by the latest scientific research and which is specifically designed for treating anxiety and stress. Issues he provides treatment for include work and school related stress, social anxiety, panic attacks, GAD, OCD, PTSD, specific phobias, existential anxiety, relationship anxiety, as well as issues that result from stress and anxiety.

1,306 n/a 15,158,933
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Anxiety Mamma

Anxiety Mamma

anxietymamma.com

About Blog – A blog about a young mum navigating her way through motherhood and life with an anxiety disorder.

111 33 n/a
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My Anxiety UK blog

My Anxiety UK blog

myanxiety.uk/blog

Northants UK

About Blog – My Anxiety a website and blog about mental health and related issues from an individual sufferer of Anxiety, Depression and Ulcerative Colitis (IBD).

523 1,764 n/a
45

Calgary Laserworks – Anxiety

Calgary Laserworks - Anxiety

brainhackreviews.com/categor..

Calgary, Alberta

About Blog – At Calgary Laserworks, they are all about helping people empower themselves to live a healthier, happier life by natural anxiety relief, mood enhancement, and improved focus.

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46

Anxiety No More

Anxiety No More

anxietynomore.co.uk/blog

UK

About Blog – Help and Advice in Recovering from Panic and Anxiety Attacks by ex-sufferer Paul David. Author of the book ‘At Last a Life’, and ‘At Last a Life and Beyond’ since his own recovery, his life has been dedicated to helping other sufferers of anxiety.

8,591 4,037 1,073,068
47

Anxiety Guru

Anxiety Guru

anxietyguru.net

San Diego, CA

About Blog – AnxietyGuru.Net is a blog that was born out of Paul Dooley’s passion to help those that struggle with anxiety, panic and depression. In this blog he explains anxiety disorders from an empirical perspective and explains all possible modes of coping with them. He is generous in sharing all his knowledge of what he knows about the debilitating effects of anxiety.

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1,633 10,872 665,051
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NW Anxiety Institute

NW Anxiety Institute

nwanxiety.com/blog

Portland, OR

About Blog – NW Anxiety Institute (NWAI) is based in Portland, Oregon. They are committed to helping others achieve freedom from fear, find hope, and embrace greater quality of life through education, support and evidence-based treatments.

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421 210 7,067,465
49

Hotze Health & Wellness Center – Anxiety

 Hotze Health & Wellness Center - Anxiety

hotzehwc.com/category/blog/a..

Houston, Texas

About Blog – An Anxiety blog featuring tips, guide, causes, sysmtoms, treatments and related therapies by Steven F. Hotze.

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61,920 20,174 1,761,974
50

The AI-Therapy Blog

The AI-Therapy Blog

ai-therapy.com/blog

Oxford, United Kingdom

About Blog – AI-Therapy helps to overcome Social Anxiety through an online treatment program for those with social anxiety.

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263 329 1,748,930
51

The Anxious Girl’s Guide to Dating

The Anxious Girl's Guide to Dating

anxiousgirlsguidetodating.co..

About Blog – The Anxious Girl’s Guide to Dating is a place to share dating stories and advice to a community of equally anxious people. The Anxious Girl’s Guide to Dating book by Hattie C. Cooper was published, compiling highlights from the blog with brand-new tips on surviving the dating world while also living with anxiety.

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n/a 370 7,675,464
52

Anxiety and Panic Treatment Center

Anxiety and Panic Treatment Center

anxiety-treatments.com/blog

Portland, OR

About Blog – Robert W. McLellarn the founder and director of The Anxiety and Panic Treatment Center, where he specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia and Social Anxiety

508 1,455 2,588,363

CBT and Mindfulness for addictions group – now forming


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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been proven across many clinical studies to be effective in helping people treat issues related to substance use. CBT addresses unhelpful thought patterns and maladaptive behaviors, while the group format provides an opportunity for secure human connection, all of which are part of the underlying causes of addiction. Mindfulness is an evidence-based approach for reducing distress, coping with difficult emotions, and overcoming wounds of the past. If you are struggling with addiction and recovery, this group can give you both concrete tools for dealing with addiction and a confidential place to discuss your difficulties.

Now forming: a new weekly CBT & Mindfulness Group for Addictions that is being formed at my practice. This group is in association with NYC Cognitive and will be co-lead by Mike Comparetto, LMSW. The group is open to clients with one or multiple Addictions such as Alcohol, Drug (Cocaine, Marijuana, Heroin, Crystal Meth, Benzodiazepines, Opiates, Stimulants) Sexual Compulsiveness Food and Smoking.
To sign up, call 347-470-8870, or email mikecomparetto@nyccognitivetherapy.com

A List of Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Earth, Anti-Bigotry Organizations That Need Your Support


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Does the current political climate lead you to feel stressed? angry? depressed? or hopeless? In my experience as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) and helping clients (a) to change how they think, and (b) improving problem solving and coping skills, one of the BEST ways to cope with distress about the state of affairs is to proactively get involved. There are many ways to help.

Here are a few organizations that work to fight for the rights of our most vulnerable populations, and ways you can volunteer or donate to make sure they are able to work harder than ever.

Note: Please reply to the forum with other organizations that you recommend. 

The American Civil Liberties Union works to defend individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. Donate here.

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to “stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Today, it fights against anti-semitism and bigotry as one of the largest civil rights organizations in the country. Find your local affiliate here and donate here.

Border Angels is an all-volunteer non-profit that advocates for immigration reform and social justice focusing on the U.S.-Mexico border. It offers educational and awareness programs and migrant outreach programs to San Diego County’s immigrant population. Donate here.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America offers enrichment programs and support for children when they’re not in school. Donate and learn about ways to volunteer here.

Campaign Zero advocates for policy solutions to end police violence in America. Fill out this survey to learn how to get involved.

The Center for Reproductive Rights is the world’s foremost legal advocate for securing women’s access to quality reproductive health care. Donate here.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the country’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization. Donate here or find your local chapter here.

The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) is a national civil rights law and policy center devoted to advancing the rights of people with disabilities through advocacy, training, education, and public policy. Donate here.

EarthJustice is the largest nonprofit environmental law organization in the country, working to protect wildlife, for healthy communities, and for cleaner energy options. The organization represents its clients free of charge. Donate here, and sign up for action alerts here.

EMILY’s List is a political action committee that works to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates to public office. Donate here, or find out how to how to run for office here.

Lambda Legal is a national legal organization dedicated to fighting for the civil rights of the LGBT population and people with HIV through litigation, education, and policy work. Donate here.

NARAL Pro-Choice America is a political advocacy group focused on fighting for women’s reproductive rights and freedom. Click here to donate and here to volunteer.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) works to promote the civil rights of people of color and to eliminate race-based discrimination. Donate here, and find your local chapter for more ways to get involved here.

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund fights for racial justice through litigation, advocacy and education. Donate and learn about ways to get involved here.

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)advocates for victims and attempts to change policy surrounding domestic violence. Click here to donate.

The National Immigration Law Center is dedicated to fighting for the rights of low-income immigrants through litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, and various other methods. Donate or learn how you can attend a local training here.

The National Immigration Forum is another leading immigrant advocacy group that offers various programs to integrate immigrants into the workforce and obtain citizenship. Donate here.

National Organization for Women (NOW) is an activist organization, foundation and PAC that advocates for equal rights for women. Donate here, and look for volunteer programs, like clinic escorting, on your local chapter’s page.

The National Women’s Law Center has worked for over 40 years to enact policies and laws on behalf of women and families. Donate here.

The Native American Rights Fund provides legal assistance to Native American tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide who may otherwise go without adequate representation. Donate here.

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault lists a number of ongoing volunteer opportunities in childcare, community training, rape crisis counseling, and legal advocacy here.

NextGen Climate Action works politically “to prevent climate disaster.” Click here to donate and click here to volunteer.

PEN America works to protect free and open expression in the United States and across the world through literature and writing. Donate here.

Planned Parenthood is the country’s leading sexual and reproductive healthcare provider. Click here for nationwide volunteer opportunities (including as a clinic escort) and click here to donate. Local chapters also list more extensive volunteer opportunities, so take a look at your specific chapter (here’s New York’s page) for more.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the country’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, which operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-HOPE; online.rainn.org; rainn.org/es) and programs to help victims of sexual violence. Click here for information about how to volunteer for the hotline or in your community, and click hereto donate.

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press offers legal resources, support and advocacy to reporters to protect the First Amendment and freedom of information rights. Donate here.

The Reproductive Health Access Project is a non-profit that trains clinicians to make quality reproductive healthcare more accessible. Click here to donate.

Running Start is another organization dedicated to educating young women and girls about the importance of politics, through the Young Women’s Political Leadership Program and various other fellowships and internships. Donate here.

She Should Run is a non-profit that aims to get more women into elected leadership roles. You can donate here or anonymously ask a woman you know to run for office.

The Sierra Club is the largest grassroots environmental organization in the county, and works to protect millions of acres of wilderness and pass legislation like the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. Click here for ways to give.

The Southern Poverty Law Center fights hate groups and bigotry using education, litigation, and advocacy. Donate here.

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project provides legal services specifically to low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. Click here to donate, and click here for to volunteer.

The Union of Concerned Scientists works to create solutions to the planet’s most pressing scientific problems through research, advocacy, and policy. Donate here.

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights works to protect the best interests of children who come to the U.S. on their own. Donate here or learn about how you can volunteer as a Child Advocate in Chicago, New York, Houston, and Washington D.C. here.


New articles about CBT: Relationship to Buddhism; Effectiveness versus Medications


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Hello friends,

Follow this link to the “About CBT” tab on our website. When you scroll to the bottom of the page you will see three new articles about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to enjoy.

 

Post on the forum with your comments and questions. What did you learn? Also, are there articles you would like to share for the NYC Cognitive Therapy library?

Best, Noah

 

 


NYTimes: The Year of Conquering Negative Thinking


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Enjoy!

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/03/well/mind/the-year-of-conquering-negative-thinking.html?smid=nytcore-iphone-share&smprod=nytcore-iphone

Constant negativity can get in the way of happiness, but with practice, you can learn to disrupt and tame negative cycles.

Noah Clyman, LCSW-R, ACT

Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) Diplomate & Fellow
Certified Trainer/Consultant & Credentialing Committee Member

3 Simple Steps to Outsmart Anxiety


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Step 1: Label your anxiety as a false alarm

Fear and fight-flight-freeze response are basically good. They were designed to keep you alive. We run into problems when the fight-flight-freeze response misfires. Think of it as being similar to a car alarm: you want the alarm to sound when someone tries to break into your car, but you don’t want the alarm to go off when a strong wind blows or a bird lands on the car’s roof. When your car alarm goes off too easily, it is too sensitive. Yes, it will let you know when someone is trying to steal your car, but it will also go off at the wrong times. So even though in reality there is only a strong wind, the alarm reacts as if someone is breaking into your car.

People who have excessive fears have an internal alarm system–the fight-flight-freeze response that is too sensitive. The object of your fear–whether it is flying, public speaking, dirt, the dark, or something else–is like the strong wind, and your internal alarm system reacts as if it were really threatening. When your car alarm acts this way, it needs to be fixed or recalibrate. Similarly, when your internal alarm–your fight-flight-freeze response–is overly sensitive, you have to retrain it. The first step is noticing it and labeling it as a false alarm.

Step 2: Catch your anxious thoughts

Father of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck, pointed out that people become anxious not merely because of the feared object or situation, but also because of the particular thoughts or beliefs they have about the object or situation. For example, instead of saying, “This airplane flight scares me,” it would be more accurate, according to Beck’s theory, to say, “I feel scared because I am telling myself that this airplane is going to crash.” It is my thought process, not the airplane itself that scares me.

When are beliefs are completely rational and proportional to real danger, the system works just fine. Unfortunately, the cognitive system can sometimes misfire in which case our threat-related thoughts or beliefs tell us than an object or situation is more dangerous than it actually is. When thought processes go wrong, they tend to do so in predictable ways, and fearful people make the same mental errors (which Beck termed cognitive distortions) over and over again. 

Step 3: Recognize your tendency to probability overestimate a bad outcome

One common cognitive distortion is probability overestimation: believing a bad outcome or event to be more likely to occur than it actually is. For example, if you had asked me, in the middle of a turbulent flight, what the probability of a plane crashing is, I might have said that there was a 25 percent chance of a crash. Of course, now that I’m off the plane and can think about it a bit more rationally, I realize how illogical my thoughts were: if there was a 25 percent chance of a plane crashing, that would mean one out of every four planes crashes. There would be planes falling out of the sky all over the place! In reality, the odds of being in a plane crash are about 1 in 11 million. So my belief about the likelihood of a plane crash was extremely exaggerated. In fact, if my thought process had been based on actual probabilities, I should have been much more afraid of the drive to the airport than the flight, because the odds of dying in a car crash are a thousand times greater than those of dying in a plane crash. Come to think of it, because the leading causes of death (by a huge margin) are heart disease, stroke, and cancer, maybe I should be most afraid of the burger and fries I had at the airport while waiting for my plane!

Take-home message: When anxious, ask yourself (and write down):

(1) Catch it: what upsetting thought or image am I having right now?

(2) Check it using helpful questions: am I engaging in the cognitive distortion of probability overestimation? what is the evidence that I am magnifying the likelihood of a bad outcome? what good things might happen?

(3) Change your thought: Record the actual probability of your feared scenario, 0-100%? And summarize what you learned.