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|

Ten Early Signs that Your Loved One May Have a Hoarding Problem

By

Michael A. Tompkins, Ph.D.

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

 

The signs of someone with a significant hoarding problem are obvious. Floorboards rot and sag under the weight of tons of paper and garbage. Food containers litter the home and the smells of rotting […]

February 1st, 2017|Partner Perspectives|

Preventing Relapse in the Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Self-Directed Exposures

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Michael A. Tompkins, Ph.D.

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

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic condition and therefore even following an effective treatment, your client always and will forever face the possibility of relapse. Assisting the client to manage the risk of relapse […]

October 29th, 2016|From OCD to Anxiety, Partner Perspectives|

Applying Lessons from Exposure Therapy to Daily Life

By

Jonathan Barkin, Psy.D.

Partner, San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

Exposure therapy is often a primary treatment component when working on anxiety. Whether an individual is coming to treatment for a specific fear, social anxiety, OCD, or another type of anxiety presentation, exposure can be […]

April 8th, 2016|From OCD to Anxiety, Partner Perspectives|

Alternative Thoughts: Beyond the Thought Record

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Monique Thompson, Ph.D.

Partner, San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

“Cognitive restructuring” is one of the cornerstone skills of Cognitive Therapy. It involves identifying thoughts that are impacting our mood and considering alternatives that may be more helpful or accurate. Practicing this simple skill allows us to […]

October 2nd, 2015|Partner Perspectives|