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A few days ago someone commented on an old post here. Actually, they’re all old posts now 😦 Anyway, it was a reminder to me that this place still exists, so I thought I might bring things up to date a little.

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Parents never really understand, do they? They just go about their business. But anything could happen. It’s as if they don’t realize how important they are. And then, later, it’s as if they don’t realize how unimportant they are.
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A recent research study that asked CBT therapists to reflect on their own thoughts illustrates unwittingly how poor some CBT training has become.

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Last week the UK government published its mental health strategy for England. It contains some good news for patients, and some not so good news. It has its critics and its supporters. Whatever your view of it, if your are involved in mental health in the UK its three simple principles are going to be important to you in the coming years.

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The BABCP recently lent its support to a confused and misleading media campaign about stigma and mental health. Now it has added to the confusion by publishing an embarrassing case study showcasing the worst kind of failed CBT.

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It’s time for me to face it. CBT just doesn’t work (in some cases). Even formulated CBT with an experienced therapist can sometimes be a failure. (more…)

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Hoping to raise its profile over the coming years, the BABCP has produced a 35-page development plan and is asking its members for feedback. However, the BABCP is a strange organization in that it does not actually exist for the benefit of its members, nor indeed of its members’ patients. This strangeness is reflected in the plan.

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