CBT approach 

Assignment: Course Project Part 2

Last week, you selected the CBT approach you are using for your Course Project and wrote the first part of your paper, explaining the theoretical foundation and major techniques of the approach. This week, you continue your research with the approach by exploring its application to a particular population or disorder. For instance, if you selected pure CBT last week, you might now research its application in treating someone with cerebral palsy. After you have completed your research, you will create a brief PowerPoint presentation that summarizes the research on applying this approach to this population/issue.

To prepare:

  • Apply the therapy you selected in Part 1 to a diverse population (e.g., Native Americans, refugees) and a specific DSM-5 disorder (e.g., agoraphobia).
  • Perform research in the Walden Library about the extent to which your approach has been applied to your selected population and issue. Is its use with this population/issue growing or evolving?

The Assignment:

  • Summarize (in 2–3 pages) the history of your approach being applied to your selected population and selected issue. Provide references to the literature to support your summary.
  • Using a presentation technology program of your choosing (e.g., PowerPoint, Google Slides. Prezi) create a media presentation of your project to present during Week 10 of your residency. You will have 15 minutes to present during residency, so practice at home to make sure your presentation adheres to this guideline.

Use your Learning Resources and your research to support your Assignment. Use proper APA format and citations.

Required Readings

Arch, J. J., Eifert, G. H., Davies, C., Plumb Vilardaga, J. C., Rose, R. D., & Craske, M. G. (2012). Randomized clinical trial of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) versus acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for mixed anxiety disorders. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80(5), 750–765. doi:10.1037/a0028310
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Cullen C. (2008). Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT): A third wave behavior therapy. Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy, 36, 667–673. doi:10.1017/S1352465808004797
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): A ThirdWave Behaviour Therapy by Cullen, C., in Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, Vol. 36/Issue 6. Copyright 2008 by Cambridge University Press – US – Journals. Reprinted by permission of Cambridge University Press – US – Journals via the Copyright Clearance Center.
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Cully, J. A., & Teten, A. L. (2008). A therapist’s guide to brief cognitive behavioral therapy. Retrieved from http://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn16/docs/therapists_gu…

  • p. 28–43

Fruzzetti, A. E., & Erikson, K. R. (2010). Mindfulness and acceptance interventions in cognitive-behavioral therapy. In K .S. Dobson (Ed.), Handbook of cognitive behavioral therapies (3rd ed.) (pp. 358–360). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Ruiz, F. J. (2012). Acceptance and commitment therapy versus traditional cognitive behavioral therapy: A systematic review and meta-analysis of current empirical evidence. International Journal of Psychology & Psychological Therapy, 12(3), 333–357. Retrieved from the PsycINFO database (Accession No. 2012-27684-002).
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Psychotherapy.net. (n.d.). Embracing your demons: An overview of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Retrieved September 28, 2016, from http://www.psychotherapy.net/article/Acceptance-an…

Documents: Course Project Overview (PDF document)

Required Media

Big Think. (Producer). (2012). Big Think interview with Steven Hayes [Video file]. Retrieved September 28, 2016, from

Optional Resources

Howells, K. (2010). The “third wave” of cognitive-behavioral therapy and forensic practice. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 20, 251–300. doi:10.1002/cbm
Springer, J. M. (2012). Acceptance and commitment therapy: Part of the “third wave” in the behavioral tradition. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 34(3), 205–212. doi:10.1080/14639947.2011.564824

Answer preview
  • CBT is an approach that combines behavioral and cognitive therapies

  • It is used to treat emotional and mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, stress

  • It targets to change emotions by influencing thoughts and behaviors

  • It uses collaborative skills to understand thoughts and emotions and identify situations to improve feelings