Sleep Hack

By

Monique Thompson, PsyD

Partner, San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

 

Sleep Hacks to Improve the Important Things in Life

We hear a lot about “life hacks,” simple things that we can do to improve our lives. Research shows that the #1 life hack is better sleep. Better sleep improves your […]

August 4th, 2017|Sleep Sense|

Handling Poor Treatment Response with Adolescents

By

Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP

Co-Director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

Psychotherapy with adolescents is a difficult proposition. Research suggests that adolescents do not do as well as adults in psychotherapy and that they tend to dropout or refuse treatment more often. The cognitive-behavioral […]

July 25th, 2017|Partner Perspectives|

Little Worriers

By

Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP

Co-Director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

Worries and fears are a typical part of early childhood. Most children outgrow their fears with little or no impact on their social, emotional, or intellectual development. Little worriers, on the other hand, […]

July 25th, 2017|Kid Korner, Partner Perspectives|

Harnessing Your Attention: A Powerful Tool in Your Parenting Toolkit

By

Emily Berner, MFT

Partner, San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

When listening to parents describe their child’s challenging behaviors, one of the first questions I ask is, “how do you respond to that behavior?” This is because the way parents respond to their child’s behavior has a […]

June 12th, 2017|Kid Korner|

How to Survive Finals: Tips for being prepared and coping well with the intensity of finals

By

Daniela Owen, PsyD

Partner, San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

Finals time of year can be intense. Let’s be honest, for many students, it is the most stressful time of the year. Here are some tips that can help finals-takers with managing time, managing stress, and having a successful […]

May 26th, 2017|Teen Topics|

How Families Can Help a Love One Who Hoards

By

Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP

Co-Director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

If your loved one suffers from hoarding disorder, you’ve likely tried to help. You may have offered to clean her home or to hire someone to do it. You may have suggested that your loved […]

May 25th, 2017|Partner Perspectives|

Two Willingness Strategies in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP

Co-Director, San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

            Although cognitive-behavior therapy helps many clients with anxiety disorders, the exposure tasks, which are central to overcoming an anxiety disorder, are not easy. Because exposure to anxiety-evoking situations is difficult, attending to your client’s willingness throughout […]

May 9th, 2017|Partner Perspectives|

Perfectionism: When setting high standards backfires

By Joan Davidson, Ph.D.

Co-Director, San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

Striving to do well is a positive attribute as long as there are no negative consequences for doing so. A healthy desire to excel and achieve high standards is one thing. Perfectionism, though, can be problematic if you evaluate yourself […]

May 9th, 2017|Partner Perspectives|

Why it’s worth it: Committing to ERP for OCD during treatment and beyond!

By Joan Davidson, PhD

Co-Director, San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

Many people feel hopeful after reading about OCD and learning that treatment may help them.  At the same time, as they learn about what exposure and response prevention (ERP) entails, they often feel caught between a rock and […]

April 12th, 2017|From OCD to Anxiety|

Enhancing Adherence with Bibliotherapy

By

Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP

Co-Director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

Self-help reading is often assigned as an extra-therapy activity and, like any homework assignment, thoughtful planning on the part of the therapist can mean the difference between a homework assignment that is completed or not. […]

March 22nd, 2017|Partner Perspectives|