Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Series Introduction (02:07)
This training series on CBT techniques includes demonstrations, discussions, and reflections. Dr. Robin Hart will demonstrate techniques in unrehearsed interview formats based on real cases. Dr. Tom Werner will comment on the interviews.
Activity Log Case Study (02:48)
Film studies student Emma, 18, has social anxiety, body image problems, and low mood. She spends time chatting online and avoids going out. Hart explains how to set up an activity log assessing achievement and pleasure gained from each activity.
Sample Activity Log (06:14)
Hart walks Emma through tracking recent activities, including chatting online, watching television, and visiting a friend. She rates the level of achievement and pleasure gained from each. Hart recommends filling in the activity log as soon as possible after each activity.
Activity Log Purpose (03:45)
The activity log helps clients to identify patterns in activities that give them pleasure or a sense of achievement. The tool can help motivate severely depressed clients, increase their social interactions, and improve their self-esteem.
Activity Log Uses (02:22)
The activity log can be effective with depressed clients and help them schedule their day. It can also be used to test hypotheses about how activities may affect them. Having clients explain the log's rationale shows they understand the task.
Pleasure and Mastery Scales (06:27)
Werner talks about how to measure pleasure and achievement realistically in an activity log for a depressed person. Hear why it is important to rate activities as soon as possible after completion.
Activity Log Options (02:06)
Clients can choose between logs with pre-scheduled time slots and logs where they write in their own time slots. It is important to choose a schedule with time slots that match the client's lifestyle.
Length of Activity Log Use (01:25)
See a list of rationale points for behavioral activation treatment. Werner uses activity logs for a few weeks in severely depressed clients.
Activity Log Compliance (05:12)
Werner explains that clients need not worry about filling in all time slots. Therapists can help those struggling to complete their logs by exploring the compliance barriers, whether logistical or interpersonal. In severely depressed clients, logs help track mood variation.
Introducing the Activity Log (04:13)
Werner uses the tool with severely depressed clients until they have increased activity levels. Studies show that behavior activation is as effective as other psychotherapy treatments for depression. It looks at how client behaviors influence depression symptoms, including avoidance patterns.
Activity Log Results (02:12)
Therapists and clients look at patterns in terms of verifying or disproving hypotheses and challenging client beliefs that they have no pleasure in life. They are also used as a scheduling tool to plan activities with higher pleasure or achievement scores.
Activity Log Case Study (2) (02:44)
Hart explains to Emma how to set up an activity log assessing achievement and pleasure gained from each activity. He asks her opinion on why he is assigning the tool.
Sample Activity Log (2) (06:14)
Hart walks Emma through tracking recent activities, including chatting online, watching television, and visiting a friend. She rates the level of achievement and pleasure gained from each. Hart instructs Emma to fill in her activity log as soon as possible.
Credits: CBT: Activity Log (01:10)
Credits: CBT: Activity Log
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