Stigma – what does Stigma mean?

Kati Morton

(SOURCE Kati Morton July 2015 – 6m 4sec)

Kati Morton is a prolific talker with over 200K followers. Most of her followers I guess are school age children because this clip is aimed at helping children face problems at school. And that is not just with learning, but the manifold social issues and anxieties that kids go through.

Kati is a licensed therapist in the States and has made over 800 videos. Her pitch is to an American audience, so let me know if you don’t think it appropriate for this blog.

If you want to know more about the 504 follow this link.



Schizophrenia and CBT

Well, what do you think?

Is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy a suitable modality for a client with Schizophrenia?


(May 2010 3m 15s)

A mock cognitive behavioural therapy session with a patient that has a schizophrenia.

CBT is a talking therapy based on an A, B, C theory of personality. A the Activating event, B the accompanying Belief, and C the behavioural Consequences.

In this way A does not cause C, it is B. For example feelings of failure, or what other people might think about the client. Thus, the theory goes, help the client to rationalise B, and the Consequences would be less violent, or miserable, or self defeating.

However, CBT requires the client to understand the process, in order to manage it by themselves.

The question remains: would CBT be successful with a schizophrenic?

Leave your comments in the Forum, please.

SOURCE Matlowe 12, not made any more films since.



Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Anger.

Published on 23 Oct 2015 (21m 8s)

This Youtube video features a counseling role-play in which cognitive-behavioral therapy is used to treat anger and frustration. Techniques demonstrated include identifying automatic thoughts, forming adaptive responses, and identifying cognitive distortions.

This video has been seen over 12,000 times.

One of the comments made on Youtube points out “This is NOT an example of how a therapy session might use role-playing as part of therapy. It’s an example of how CBT is delivered, looking at triggers, thoughts and responses, and looking at cognitive distortions that might be at work, new thoughts that could be more helpful and new responses.”

Note how the Therapists uses the words Useful and Not useful, rather than Good and Bad.

History of CBT

Dr. Aaron Beck designed and carried out several experiments to test psychoanalytic concepts of depression.

As a result of his findings, Dr. Beck began to look for other ways of conceptualizing depression. He found that depressed patients experienced streams of negative thoughts that seemed to arise spontaneously. He called these cognitions “automatic thoughts.” He found that the patients’ automatic thoughts fell into three categories. The patients had negative ideas about themselves, the world and/or the future.

Dr. Beck began helping patients identify and evaluate these automatic thoughts. He found that by doing so, patients were able to think more realistically. As a result, they felt better emotionally and were able to behave more functionally.  Dr. Beck called this approach “cognitive therapy.” It has also become known as “cognitive behavior therapy.”

For the full description from the Beck Institute follow here.