When patients are being seen for 20 to 30 minutes sessions and primarily for medication treatment, does cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) still have a role? Can something useful be done in just ten minutes?
In this interview with Simple and Practical Mental Health, Donna Sudak, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine, gives us helpful tips about how cognitive-behavior therapy can and should be used even in brief and relatively infrequent sessions.
Dr. Sudak has written many papers and books about CBT, combining medication and CBT, CBT for brief sessions, how to teach CBT, etc. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the Beck Institute and is a Past President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
There are six short videos covering different topics, so make sure to see them all.
Then see this book coauthored by her:
The website recommended by Dr. Sudak for patients to do self-rating scales on is https://outcometracker.org/
About Dr. Sudak
Donna Sudak is Professor, Senior Associate Training Director and Director of Psychotherapy Training in the Department of Psychiatry at the Drexel University College of Medicine. She is a clinician-educator with a wealth of experience in teaching and patient care. She has contributed significantly to the literature in CBT education and has played a major role in developing suggested curricula and guidelines for resident competency in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She also has multiple publications regarding combining treatment with medication and CBT.
Dr. Sudak is also an adjunct faculty member at the Beck Institute. She is the Past President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
She has written and co-authored many books about practicing and teaching cognitive-behavior therapy.
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