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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Techniques for Retraining Your Brain Series

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Techniques for Retraining Your Brain Series
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24 episodes in this series

Episode 1 Cognitive Behavioral Foundations
Begin by meeting Dr. Satterfield's patients--Carol, Michael, and Maria--each with something in their lives that could be helped with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). You will follow these patients throughout the…
Episode 2 Quantified Self-Assessment for Therapy
Trace the roots of CBT and see how it upends the typical psychoanalysis process, focusing on daily events and emotions instead of past history. Watch as Dr. Satterfield performs an…
Episode 3 Setting Therapeutic Goals
A fascinating aspect of CBT is the collaborative journey the therapist and patient take to create the patient's case formulation, a living document that serves as a basis for an…
Episode 4 Third-Wave Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Now that you are familiar with the basics of CBT, explore the Third Wave, which focuses on the process of cognition rather than its content. It's been described as Buddhist…
Episode 5 Stress and Coping
Alleviate stress by learning how to quiet the two primary physiological stress pathways: one secretes the stress hormone called cortisol, and the other secretes epinephrine or adrenaline (often called the…
Episode 6 Anxiety and Fear
Contrast the emotions of anxiety and fear, and consider how each can feed the other. Use the SUDS hierarchy to perform a thorough analysis of situations that induce these feelings,…
Episode 7 Treating Depression
Identify the nine hallmark symptoms of depression, then use the CBT triangle to describe the three downward spirals that contribute to a depressive episode. Observe as Dr. Satterfield walks Maria…
Episode 8 Anger and Rage
Delve into the surprising root of many anger issues and see how CBT works to decrease "hostile fantasies," or the thoughts you have when a person or situation triggers your…
Episode 9 Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Progress from basic cognitive restructuring to an in-depth look at a tool that helps build awareness of the thoughts and emotions you have in a particular situation. See how the…
Episode 10 Positive Psychology
Although CBT was developed for the treatment of psychopathology and negative mood states, it has more recently been used as a way to encourage or induce positive emotion. Explore recent…
Episode 11 Healing Traumatic Injuries
Define the various types of trauma that can affect people--from combat veterans suffering from PTSD to victims of random violence--and learn how CBT can be used to treat these patients…
Episode 12 Forgiveness and Letting Go
Forgiveness--and its associated health benefits--begins with a cognitive decision and can be promoted with both cognitive and behavioral strategies. Delve into the fascinating scientific research on forgiveness, identify maladaptive strategies…
Episode 13 Digging Deep and Finding Meaning
Move beyond searching for explanations for why painful events happened, instead turning your thoughts to what those events mean in your broader perspective and how your reactions can be intentionally…
Episode 14 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Medicine
Recently, there has been growing acceptance of CBT as part of the treatment for medical illnesses, from diabetes to cardiovascular disease to cancer. Discover the pivotal role that cognitions and…
Episode 15 Staying on the Wagon
Whether you want to lose weight, quit smoking, or exercise more, learn the secrets to creating habits that stick. Identify and define core concepts, such as self-control, self-discipline, motivation, and…
Episode 16 Thinking Healthy: Weight and Nutrition
Yo-yo no more: Patients who used CBT to manage their relationship with food and exercise showed decreased weight, decreased body mass index, decreased waist circumference, and improved eating habits. Use…
Episode 17 Behavioral Therapy for Chemical Addictions
Review the basics of substance use disorders--alcohol, prescription drugs, and illegal drugs--and what second- or third-wave CBT therapies can offer people who suffer with addiction. Add community reinforcement approach (CRA)…
Episode 18 Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
Fewer than half of Americans say they get a good night's sleep on most nights. Observe as Dr. Satterfield works with Maria to assess her quality and quantity of sleep.…
Episode 19 Mastering Chronic Pain
Both cognitive and behavioral factors influence the experience of pain and the intensity of suffering. Learn how psychological factors can alter the experience of pain, look at mind-body factors that…
Episode 20 Building and Deepening Relationships
Relationships are vital to our health and happiness. Explore the intricate world of human relationships, study the unwritten rules of social interactions, and discover how CBT can help you think…
Episode 21 Constructive Conflict and Fighting Fair
Go beyond the one-on-one therapist-patient scenario and look at CBT's approach to couples' therapy, focusing on communication, conflict, empathy, respect, and intimacy. Meet Michael's wife as she joins her husband…
Episode 22 Thriving at Work through Behavioral Health
Problems at work are more strongly associated with health complaints than any other life stressors. Examine best-selling books like The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and How to Win…
Episode 23 Developing Emotional Flexibility
Peer into the lives of people who have thrived in the face of adversity--why do some people flower while others wilt? The keys to flourishing are flexibility and resilience. Complete…
Episode 24 Finding the Best Help
Round out the course with a look at Carol, Maria, and Michael's progress. Then, Dr. Satterfield gives you his personal recommendations for finding a quality therapist, making the most of…

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