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Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies: Remarks After a Decade of Hard Work, Fight for Research Reform and Excellence!

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I would like to thank the editor of Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies (http://jebp.psychotherapy.ro) for inviting me to write this editorial, now that the Journal celebrates a decade of existence.   As described in the journal, Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies is published biannually (in March and September) in one volume per year, […]

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THE IMPACT OF GENERAL AND SPECIFIC RATIONAL AND IRRATIONAL BELIEFS ON EXAM DISTRESS; A FURTHER INVESTIGATION OF THE BINARY MODEL OF DISTRESS AS AN EMOTIONAL REGULATION MODEL

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Terry DILORENZO*1, Daniel DAVID2, 3, Guy H. MONTGOMERY 3 1Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, New-York, USA 2Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 3Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA   Abstract The aims of the present study are to examine the relations between both general and specific rational and irrational beliefs, personality characteristics (optimism, pessimism), […]

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BODY DISSATISFACTION AS A MEDIATOR OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DISORDERED EATING AND COSMETIC SURGERY ACCEPTANCE AMONG COLOMBIAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

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Carmen CARRION*1, Laura A. RABIN2, Sarah L. WEINBERGER-LITMAN3, Joshua FOGEL2 1Roosevelt University, Chicago, USA 2Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, New York, USA 3Marymount Manhattan College, New York, USA   Abstract Body dissatisfaction has consistently been linked to disordered eating and recently to the endorsement of cosmetic surgery procedures. In the current […]

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ACCURACY AND CONFIDENCE OF TRAINING THERAPISTS’ RECOGNITION OF SESSIONS BEFORE SUDDEN GAINS

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Michael F. GREENFIELD* & David A.F. HAAGA American University, Washington DC, USA   Abstract The critical session hypothesis (Tang & DeRubeis, 1999) posits that patient changes in a single critical therapy session lead to sudden gains in psychotherapy outcome.  This study examines if psychotherapy trainee raters can accurately differentiate critical sessions leading to sudden gains […]

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CLIENTS’ NARRATIVES IN PSYCHOTHERAPY AND THERAPIST’S THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: AN EXPLORATORY ANALYSIS OF GLORIA’S NARRATIVES WITH ROGERS, ELLIS AND PERLS

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Paulo MOREIRA¹*, Óscar F. GONÇALVES2, Carla MATIAS3 1Universidade Lusíada do Porto, Porto, Portugal 2Universidade do Minho, Minho, Portugal 3 The Cambian Group, St Pauls Hospital, Essex, UK   Abstract The therapist’s theoretical orientation has been shown to impact the psychotherapy process. However, less is known about the extent to which the therapist’s orientation may impact […]

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SOMATIC COMPLAINTS AND SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION IN A SCHOOL-BASED SAMPLE OF PREADOLESCENTS AND EARLY ADOLESCENTS. FUNCTIONAL IMPAIRMENT AND IMPLICATIONS FOR TREATMENT

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Teodora C. ZOLOG*¹, Ma Claustre JANE-BALLABRIGA¹, Albert BONILLO- MARTIN¹, Josefa CANALS-SANS², Carmen HERNANDEZ-MARTINEZ², Kelly ROMERO-ACOSTA¹, Eldemira DOMENECH-LLABERIA¹ ¹Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain ²Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain   Abstract This study examined the associations between somatization and specific somatic complaints on one hand, and symptoms of general anxiety, depression and types of anxiety […]

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INCIDENTAL EMOTIONAL STATES IN RELATION TO A-B-C MODEL

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Hong LI*¹ & Yueh-Ting LEE² ¹Tsinghua University, Beijing, China ²University of Toledo, Ohio, USA   Abstract Based on research on incidental emotional states in relation to the A-B-C model in which “A” means activating events, “B” means belief systems (e.g., irrational beliefs), and “C” refers to the consequence of emotions (Ellis, 1977, 1995, 2006), two […]

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A META-ANALYTICAL STUDY ON THE EFFECTS OF COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL TECHNIQUES FOR REDUCING DISTRESS IN ORGANIZATIONS

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Alin R. DAVID* & Stefan SZAMOSKOZI Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania   Abstract There is a large body of literature on the effectiveness of psychological programs on reducing emotional distress and its consequences. More specifically, there is evidence showing that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) based intervention programs are the most frequently used in reducing emotional distress […]

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ROMANIAN ADOLESCENTS’ LAY THEORY ON MENTAL ILLNESS

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Irina MACSINGA* West University of Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania   Abstract Stereotypes of mental illness related to dangerousness, handicap and lack of control lead to negative emotional reactions and discriminatory behavior. While there is a growing literature on mental illness perception among adults, less is known about how adolescents view mentally ill people. This study investigated […]

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DEMOGRAPHIC AND INTRAPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF WELL-BEING IN A SAMPLE OF ROMANIAN ADULTS

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Éva KÁLLAY & Gabriel VONAS Babes -Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania   Abstract Attaining well-being (WB) may be a serious goal in life. In the same time, characteristics of well-being may be indices of how well a person can live his/her life. The major aim of the present paper is to evince the main characteristics of […]

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