Lukin Center Blog

The History of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Posted by Dr. Konstantin Lukin on December 16, 2016

Pioneered in the 1960s by University of Pennsylvania psychiatrist Dr. Aaron T. Beck, cognitive behavioral therapy is "a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people's difficulties, and so change the way they feel."1

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Topics: Therapy, CBT, Psychology, History

15 Powerful Quotes on Self Help, Psychotherapy, and Happiness

Posted by Dr. Konstantin Lukin on November 8, 2016

 

- Dr. Wayne Dyer

 

The following quotes from celebrities, authors, and historically significant individuals are highly insightful in the world of mental health, happiness, and treatment. We figured we'd like to share some of our favorites that we've seen over the years. Enjoy. 

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Topics: Inspiration, Quotes, Therapy, Insight

Using CBT and Other Methods to Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Posted by Dr. Konstantin Lukin on October 27, 2016

 

September, October, Novem... where did the year go?

As the summer months pass, days grow shorter, daylight becomes scarce, and we’re less active. Instead of going for our morning jog we’re spending more time in front of our TV and hiding under our covers to stay warm. This change in the weather and our activity can start to take its toll on our minds and bodies. Called the Winter Blues, Seasonal Depression, or Seasonal Affective Disorder, this phenomenon is backed by a substantial and growing basis in scientfic research and affects millions of Americans each year. But with the right treatment approach, even someone who is consistently bogged down by this disorder can overcome it. 

 

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Topics: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Stress, Seasonal Depression, Therapy, Individual Therapy