Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Nursing Journal
CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is a widely-used psychotherapy for depression, anxiety, and related disorders. It works to reduce or eliminate distress by altering thoughts, beliefs and behaviors. CBT also has applications in other psychiatric and chronic health conditions. When combined with other types of psychotherapy such as cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), or behavioral activation techniques, CBT can provide lasting improvements.
Despite its benefits, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) remains underutilized in many healthcare settings. In America alone, about half of psychiatric patients go untreated for their mental illness – which has been linked to an increase in suicide attempts and death rates. By increasing access to CBT across larger populations through self-help or peer-based interventions – including through self-help or peer-based support groups – we may help reduce these numbers.
The Journal of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an internationally renowned, peer-reviewed open access journal that disseminates clinical research and knowledge in cognitive behavioral therapy nursing. It publishes studies across multiple practice areas such as community health, psychiatry, and public health; drawing on the best minds in cognitive behavioral therapy both as a standalone treatment and combined with other therapies. It has earned its reputation for bringing together top minds in this field to exchange ideas.
CBT (Comprehensive Behavior Therapy) is a type of psychotherapy that encourages patients to transform negative, automatic thoughts and beliefs into more positive ones. It may be provided in group settings or individually, with various formats and levels of training and supervision. The most popular format is either an individual session with one provider or series of sessions with multiple providers.
Additionally, behavioral activation and cognitive experiments are employed together with this therapy in order to promote positive changes. It has been widely studied and found to be successful at treating depression, anxiety, and PTSD among adults.
Structured Cognitive Behaviour Training (SCBT) is one of the many CBT approaches. This structured, randomized and finite process teaches individuals to recognize and modify negative thinking patterns and emotional reactions. This type of instruction relies on the idea that cognitive and behavioral processes are inextricably connected and behavior is determined by belief systems.
Therefore, SCBT may be particularly suitable for patients with coexisting physical and mental illnesses or psychiatric-substance use disorders. Unfortunately, it has yet to be widely adopted into clinical practice and research in Japan.
This study sought to establish the current status of CBT in Japanese psychiatric nursing. It sought to clarify aspects such as its scope within Japanese healthcare systems, level of CBT training and supervision, number of disorders treated with CBT, and outcomes achieved from CBT. Furthermore, it identified important implications for future practice and research.
To assess the prevalence of CBT in psychiatric nurse practice, 110 nurses from various hospitals across Japan were recruited. Their sociodemographic characteristics were collected using a demographic questionnaire; aside from age, gender, religion and marital status, variables like area of residence, education level, income level and clinical experience level were evaluated too. Participants were divided into two groups: an intervention group and control group.