Cognition & Reasoning

Open Book July 15, 2021

A Cacophony of Opinion

Can We Trust "Expert" Judgment?

Why is it that two or more experts in a given field can look at identical case histories and data and come up with broadly differing assessments and... Read more

The Magic Dial

Reframing Cognitive Distortions

Beyond identifying the distortions in negative cognitions, how can we help clients understand that negative thoughts and feelings aren’t the result of... Read more

Open Book January 1, 2011

Misstating the Obvious

The Pitfalls of Doing What Comes Naturally

While many therapists like to trust their intuition, research shows how often "gut instinct" can lead us astray. Read more

point-view November 1, 2010

Telling It Like It Is

Donald Meichenbaum Doesn't Mince Words

Long an acerbic critic of the trendy and faddish, Don Meichenbaum, one of the founders of CBT, is still determined to separate myth from reality in the world... Read more