I have been seeing a Psychoanalytic Therapist for the last year. I have made great strides working with her and I deeply appreciate her support. Nevertheless, I feel like our main goal has been to understand my past and present
. At this point in my life, I want to work with someone who can help me achieve "specific desired behavioral outcomes"
posted by speedoavenger
on Jan 25, 2014 -
I have struggled with intense anxiety and depression for many years. My counselor who still uses RET (REBT) is helpful. I have read Feeling Good (CBT) along with other books of RET author Albert Ellis...but I have difficulty finding a way that makes sense in disputing my thoughts that I stick with. I am willing to put the time in but I am curious is anyone here is willing to share their own style of doing CBT or RET homework that works for them. I'm not asking for shortcuts but unique ways you may have tweaked either layout or jotting down things. I am open to whatever you might suggest. (For what it is worth, I find Albert Ellis' writing rather strange but understand the philosophy of REBT and CBT.)
posted by snap_dragon
on Nov 8, 2013 -
What are some non-institution-specific scholarships or grants for someone who wants to do primate research this summer? [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie
on Feb 6, 2013 -
The fMRI (functional MRI) is primarily used in research; can I get one done for clinical reasons? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2
on Sep 19, 2012 -
Why is it so hard to quickly count from 1 to 100 alternating between 2 different languages on each digit? Any cognitive scientists want to explain this? [more inside]
posted by querty
on Jun 25, 2012 -
What are some recent books on Cognitive Science related to the Learning Sciences? [more inside]
posted by turtlefu
on Feb 11, 2012 -
Can you recommend a great cognitive behavior therapist in the Loop, Chicago? Extra brownie points for one in North Loop.
PS. On second thought, any tips on how to choose a therapist in the first place? What should I be looking for in a therapist? I want to minimize therapist hopping.
posted by gardenbex
on Jan 23, 2012 -
Metaintervention: My Mom tries to control everything at the cost of her health and personal relationships. Resistant to therapy. How can I persuade her to see things in a different, more reasonable light? [more inside]
posted by aca.int
on Sep 1, 2011 -
So how do you encourage cognitive development in newborn babies when all they do is eat and sleep? [more inside]
posted by creasy boy
on Aug 16, 2011 -
A person actively avoids doing what he knows will make him happy. He just
doesn't want to do it. Psychologically, what's going on here? And more
importantly, perhaps, why
should he do what he doesn't want to do? What arguments, appealing to
either his reason or his emotions, might he consider? [more inside]
posted by Busoni
on Jun 29, 2011 -
Can someone please suggest a cognitive behavioral therapist in Chicago that they have found to be helpful? I tried talk therapy once with a non CBT person and found it cliched and unhelpful, but I suspect I really should go seek assistance. I have the usual bento box of depression and anxiety, male 30s/40s.
Unemployed (not the source of depression anxiety, but certainly not helping), so bonus for sliding scale.
Bonus for Oak Park/River Forest/ Forest Park.
posted by anonymous
on Jun 28, 2011 -
I wanted to give someone a link to a paper comparing the efficacy of CBT versus other methods for treating depression, but I can't find it in my bookmarks. Could someone follow up with links/a link comparing the efficacies of treatments for depression? [more inside]
posted by bleary
on Mar 20, 2011 -
A person that possibly needs help keeps calling me asking for his parents, likely has cognitive disabilities. [more inside]
posted by jasonhong
on Feb 3, 2011 -
I'm looking for games that are highly cognitively intense; specifically, ones that require unbroken attention, accurate working memory, speedy responses / reactions, task switching, and other real-time skills.
(Examples below) [more inside]
posted by akprasad
on Dec 28, 2010 -
What do you think are the most interesting / surprising / perspective-changing findings in social/cognitive psychology? I'm preparing a talk for a German hacker conference (27c3), mainly
about cogsci & socpsych.
Bonus points if it's something that has some element of
demonstrating bias / illusion / manipulability, or if it can have a
quick actual demonstration, since I try to make my talks as
audience-interactive as possible. [more inside]
posted by saizai
on Oct 28, 2010 -
I'm looking for a CBT (cognitive behavioral) therapist in Boston. I'm interested in talking about relationships, my goals, my career, etc. I have a history of dysthymia/mild depression. My insurance is Harvard
Pilgrim HMO. I'm open to other varieties of therapy around the CBT
vein, dialectical behavioral therapy or whatever, as long as the
person is good. If you have a suggestion of someone who doesn't take
Harvard Pilgrim, or you don't know, please list them anyway.
posted by anonymous
on Jul 29, 2010 -
Does anyone have any recommendations for textbooks on systems, and to a lesser extent cognitive, neuroscience?
posted by SollosQ
on Jun 15, 2010 -
Tips & tricks for adapting to the side effects of Topamax (topiramate) for a full-time office worker & part-time grad student? [more inside]
posted by onshi
on Nov 23, 2009 -
I'm looking for the name of a cognitive/learning technique in which a person is given two or more questions--on unrelated subjects--and is to give the answer to both questions at the same time. [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Nov 4, 2009 -
Cognitive Biases - better list than Wikipedia? I have encountered a few more than mentioned at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases
Are there many more or these biases? Please point me in the right direction.
posted by bright77blue
on Oct 23, 2009 -
What should I be doing to help my baby's development? Baby Ava is now 6 months old and she is starting to really become a little person. Mommy and daddy talk to her, read to her, sing to her, play various style of music for her. She plays with blocks, rattles, and spends a little time in an exersaucer. What else can we do to help her mind grow and her body develop?
posted by jasondigitized
on Apr 6, 2009 -
I'm looking for mottos, slogans, or quotes that are short enough to be easily remembered, that are meant to spur someone to take action
towards their goals, and/or that warn against overthinking and overplanning and staying in your head – in other words, that laud the merits of action over thought. I've already thought of "just do it" (which is the precise sentiment I'm looking for), but it is so
overplayed that it doesn't have much meaning any longer. Any sentiment of any length is appreciated, but ideally it would be something that easily sticks in your mind.
posted by WCityMike
on Apr 3, 2009 -
I'm working on my PhD in artists' books at the moment. Recently, pursuing aspects of creativity from a cognition-and-creativity viewpoint has become interesting to me. I need a toehold on the science, here. [more inside]
posted by aesop
on Mar 3, 2009 -
I have just realized that I am appallingly bad at abstract thought. Anytime I need to solve a problem that requires higher-level abstract thinking, I am unable to do so. So, for example, if I see an argument spelled out in symbols, I have to translate those symbols into real-world terms for me to understand them. What can I do to gradually improve my ability to handle abstract thoughts and ideas in my brain. [more inside]
posted by leybman
on Dec 17, 2008 -
I have a friend who suffers from anxiety and panic disorder. She currently sees a therapist, but is interested in a more structured approach. Does anyone have a recommendation for a female therapist in Austin, TX who specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? I would also be interested in getting recommendations for brief inpatient programs.
posted by anonymous
on Oct 28, 2008 -
I'm not getting a much out of my cognitive-behavioral therapy. Do my therapists suck, or are my expectations just too high?
posted by anonymous
on Oct 17, 2008 -
I need to know the table of contents for the 2nd edition of Eysenck and Keane's Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook, published in 1990, ISBN# 0863771548 [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire
on Jul 18, 2008 -
I need evidence! I want to change two of my core beliefs about myself: (1) I will not find someone I love as much as the last girl and (2) I will not be truly happy until I find someone else. If you are single and do not believe these things about yourself, what evidence would you say backs up those beliefs for you? [more inside]
posted by Ringo
on Jul 5, 2008 -
When you hit your head, do you lose brain cells? If so, how many? Also can you get them back? If yes, how? [more inside]
posted by meta.mark
on Mar 21, 2008 -
I never finished college, instead I've been a passionate self-learner for a long time now. I'm interested mostly in cognitive in behavioral sciences. I've read a number of academic and college textbooks on the subject. And now, I really don't know what to do with all this knowledge. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 20, 2008 -
Help me rejuvenate my mind! Are the Posit Science or Brain Fit programs of any real use to a (maybe below par) 50 year old? Are there any other worthwhile books or exercises to help sharpen up my memory, attentiveness, concentration and aliveness
? [more inside]
posted by DarkForest
on Apr 5, 2007 -
What is involved in a PhD interview? What should I expect, and how should I prepare? [more inside]
posted by waxwing
on Jan 31, 2007 -
At what point during a concert (e.g. rock/pop/country) performance do you recognize and applaud the song performed? [more inside]
posted by JigSawMan
on Jun 5, 2006 -
Looking for scholarly psychology article comparing cognitive behavioural therapy to medication. Preferably showing CBT to be superior to meds alone. [more inside]
posted by Idiot Mittens
on Apr 6, 2006 -
I was interested in buddhist or other religious or even philosophical doctrines on the notion that desire enslaves the MIND. Scientific references, too, but my guess is that religion and philosophy have devoted more thought to this area.
To clarify, I am interested in the COGNITIVE effects of desire, not moral issues (as in the 7 deadly sins, gluttony, lust, etc.)
Any leads greatly appreciated!
Thanks a bunch!
posted by adamrobinson
on Apr 6, 2006 -