There is a large and expanding body of research on cognitive theory and therapy. Staying abreast of current trends is important for clinicians and researchers alike. The Board of Directors of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy has established this Research Corner to highlight recently published research that is likely to be of interest to its members and other visitors.
Key Issues and Outcome Studies
Every month, the latest published research articles will be reviewed and abstracts for a small selection of those articles will be posted in the section entitled "Recent Additions." Discussion of these articles will take place over the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) Members-only listserv. The criteria used to select these articles are primarily:
- They have already been published and so are widely accessible,
- They focus on cognitive therapy, broadly considered, and
- They include an empirical demonstration of cognitive therapy’s efficacy, effectiveness, or some other important research issue.
Over time, an effort will be made to find excellent research from across the range of the life span and with different disorders or clinical problems. If readers are aware of recent published work that they think their colleagues should know about, please direct this information to Lawrence Riso at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. In order to make this a useful site, only a small number of abstracts will be posted each month. As new research is posted for discussion, past abstracts will be archived by topic area. A list of these topics can be found to the left.
Cognitive Mediation Research
As of late, a great deal of emphasis has been placed on the role of cognitive mediation in treatment outcomes. In order to keep the ACT community up-to-date with this line of cutting edge research, a new section in the Research Corner is now being dedicated to this particular issue. Published articles that address questions central to the cognitive mediation hypothesis will be selected for discussion:
- Does cognitive change influence the remission of symptoms and the prevention of relapse?
- How important are cognitive interventions for achieving this cognitive change?
- To what extent do behavioral (and other) interventions work through cognitive mediation?
- How can neurobiological research (e.g., identifying the neural correlates of bias) contribute to the issue of cognitive mediation?
Information on these selected studies will be posted on a monthly basis in the "Cognitive Mediation Research" section. Specifically, a reference citation, summary of the findings, and hyperlink to the abstract will be provided. If readers are aware of any relevant work in this domain of research, please forward your suggestions to Lawrence Riso at email@example.com for consideration.
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