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Contemporary Behavioral Health Care (CBHC)

Online ISSN: 2058-8690

(Founding Editors)

Robert D. Friedberg

Palo Alto University

Mehmet Z. Sungur

Marmara University

Contemporary Behavioral Health Care (CBHC) is a bimonthly open access journal publishes original manuscripts pertaining to the broad areas of behavioral health care. Contributions may focus on empirical research, clinical practice, and/or behavioral health care policy.

The journal emphasizes a multi-disciplinary perspectives and manuscripts from psychiatry, psychology, pediatrics, geriatrics, social work, nursing, counseling, behavioral, health care economics and administration, and sociology are welcome.

Manuscripts may take the form of original empirical research, critical reviews of the literature, brief commentaries, innovations in clinical practice, and policy papers.

CBHC welcomes direct submissions of manuscripts from authors. You can submit your manuscript to: submissions@oatext.com alternatively to: editor.cbhc@oatext.com

Editor-in-Chief


Robert D. Friedberg

Robert D. Friedberg obtained his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology –San Diego and completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Therapy-Newport Beach under the direction of Dr. Christine Padesky. He was the lead psychologist on the Cognitive Therapy Unit at Mesa Vista Hospital in San Diego which was the first inpatient cognitive therapy unit west of the Mississippi River where he worked with Dr. Raymond A Fidaleo. Friedberg then spent 9 and half years at Wright State University School of Professional Psychology where he served as Director of Internship Training and directed the Preventing Anxiety and Depression in Youth Program. Following his time at Wright State, he joined the faculty of Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center where he directed the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program for Children and Adolescents and the Psychology Post-Doctoral Training Program from 2003-2011. In 2005, he was an Extra-Mural Scholar at the Beck Institute for CBT where he trained with Drs. Aaron.T. Beck, Judith S. Beck, and Leslie Sokol. Currently, he is a tenured Full Professor and Director of the Center for the Study and Treatment of Anxious Youth at Palo Alto University. He is a Board Certified Diplomate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He is the author of eight books including the best selling Clinical Practice of Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents (2015 with Jessica McClure) and Cognitive Therapy Techniques with Children and Adolescents (with Jessica McClure and Jolene Garcia) as well as many journal articles, book chapters, and national/international presentations.


Mehmet Z. Sungur

Mehmet Z. Sungur is professor of psychiatry and former president of the psychiatry department at the Medical Faculty of Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Mehmet Z. Sungur received training in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), sexual and marital therapies at the Institute of Psychiatry, Maudsley and Bethlem Royal Hospitals in London. He was accredited as a cognitive behaviour therapist by the UK Council of Psychotherapy and British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP). He is also certified as a cognitive therapist and supervisor by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT). He is a board member of International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP) and was the president of the 7th International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy (ICCP) that was held in İstanbul between 2-5 June 2011. He is one of the past presidents of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy (EABCT) and he has organised the 31st EABCT Congress in Istanbul in the year 2001.

Mehmet Z. Sungur’s clinical practice covers a wide range of clinical syndromes with a special emphasis on cognitive behavioural treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, schizophrenia, posttraumatic stress disorder and sexual and marital problems. He published numerous articles in national and international scientific journals and presented workshops and keynotes in hundreds of national and international congresses. He played a leading role in the dissemination of the practice of CBT and sex therapy in Turkey. He established the Turkish Association of Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (TACBT) in 1995 and is the chairman of this Association since its establishment. He is also a founder of Sexual Education, Treatment and Research Association (CETAD) and organised numerous national and international meetings on the assessment and treatment of sexual problems in Turkey and elsewhere. He is also World Sexual Health Country Coordinator of Turkey appointed by WAS.

Mehmet Z. Sungur has received some national and international awards, the first one being “Schizophrenia Reintegration Award” and the recent one being “Gold Medal from European Federation of Sexology” which was presented to him at the 16th Congress of the European Society of Sexual Medicine (ESSM) joint by 12th Congress of European Federation of Sexology (EFS) in january 2014. He has published more than 100 papers mainly about Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and sexual disorders. He has also written books and book chapters mainly about CBT

Apart from BABCP, EABCT, TACBT, IACP Mehmet Z. Sungur is also a Diplomate, and Founding Fellow of Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT), a certified supervisor from ACT, member of Association of European Psychiatrists (AEP), American Psychiatric Association (APA), and Turkish Psychiatry Association (TPA). He is the coordinator of the CBT Task Force and Couple Therapy Task Force of the Turkish Psychiatry Association. He is on the advisory and/or editorial board of many national and international journals including Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (an international multidisciplinary journal) Sexual and Relationship Therapy (journal of the British Association for Sexual and Marital Therapy), Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, Clinical Psychotherapy: Science and Practice, Cognitive Therapy and Research, Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy and more than 10 journals published in Turkey. He was a member of the task force on certification and accreditation of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapists in Europe (EABCT certification and accreditation task force). He is also a member of the task force of EABCT on ‘Common Language in Psychotherapy’.

Mehmet Z. Sungur has currently committed himself to the training of mental health professionals in clinical applications of CBT and sex therapy both in Turkey and abroad. He is running training courses and certified CBT training programmes for a large number of mental health professionals in Turkey and abroad.  He has run many workshops and has given keynotes in UK, Denmark, USA, Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Spain, Poland, USA, Greece, Malaysia, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Hong Kong, France, Egypt, Portugal, Italy and Canada related to CBT and especially on sexual and marital problems. He has been the president of 6 international and many national congresses. In 2012 he co-chaired two international and one national congresses with international participation related to sexual disorders.

Robert D. Friedberg


Robert D. Friedberg obtained his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology –San Diego and completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Therapy-Newport Beach under the direction of Dr. Christine Padesky. He was the lead psychologist on the Cognitive Therapy Unit at Mesa Vista Hospital in San Diego which was the first inpatient cognitive therapy unit west of the Mississippi River where he worked with Dr. Raymond A Fidaleo. Friedberg then spent 9 and half years at Wright State University School of Professional Psychology where he served as Director of Internship Training and directed the Preventing Anxiety and Depression in Youth Program. Following his time at Wright State, he joined the faculty of Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center where he directed the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program for Children and Adolescents and the Psychology Post-Doctoral Training Program from 2003-2011. In 2005, he was an Extra-Mural Scholar at the Beck Institute for CBT where he trained with Drs. Aaron.T. Beck, Judith S. Beck, and Leslie Sokol. Currently, he is a tenured Full Professor and Director of the Center for the Study and Treatment of Anxious Youth at Palo Alto University. He is a Board Certified Diplomate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He is the author of eight books including the best selling Clinical Practice of Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents (2015 with Jessica McClure) and Cognitive Therapy Techniques with Children and Adolescents (with Jessica McClure and Jolene Garcia) as well as many journal articles, book chapters, and national/international presentations.

Mehmet Z. Sungur


Mehmet Z. Sungur is professor of psychiatry and former president of the psychiatry department at the Medical Faculty of Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Mehmet Z. Sungur received training in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), sexual and marital therapies at the Institute of Psychiatry, Maudsley and Bethlem Royal Hospitals in London. He was accredited as a cognitive behaviour therapist by the UK Council of Psychotherapy and British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP). He is also certified as a cognitive therapist and supervisor by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT). He is a board member of International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP) and was the president of the 7th International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy (ICCP) that was held in İstanbul between 2-5 June 2011. He is one of the past presidents of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy (EABCT) and he has organised the 31st EABCT Congress in Istanbul in the year 2001.

Mehmet Z. Sungur’s clinical practice covers a wide range of clinical syndromes with a special emphasis on cognitive behavioural treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, schizophrenia, posttraumatic stress disorder and sexual and marital problems. He published numerous articles in national and international scientific journals and presented workshops and keynotes in hundreds of national and international congresses. He played a leading role in the dissemination of the practice of CBT and sex therapy in Turkey. He established the Turkish Association of Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (TACBT) in 1995 and is the chairman of this Association since its establishment. He is also a founder of Sexual Education, Treatment and Research Association (CETAD) and organised numerous national and international meetings on the assessment and treatment of sexual problems in Turkey and elsewhere. He is also World Sexual Health Country Coordinator of Turkey appointed by WAS.

Mehmet Z. Sungur has received some national and international awards, the first one being “Schizophrenia Reintegration Award” and the recent one being “Gold Medal from European Federation of Sexology” which was presented to him at the 16th Congress of the European Society of Sexual Medicine (ESSM) joint by 12th Congress of European Federation of Sexology (EFS) in january 2014. He has published more than 100 papers mainly about Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and sexual disorders. He has also written books and book chapters mainly about CBT

Apart from BABCP, EABCT, TACBT, IACP Mehmet Z. Sungur is also a Diplomate, and Founding Fellow of Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT), a certified supervisor from ACT, member of Association of European Psychiatrists (AEP), American Psychiatric Association (APA), and Turkish Psychiatry Association (TPA). He is the coordinator of the CBT Task Force and Couple Therapy Task Force of the Turkish Psychiatry Association. He is on the advisory and/or editorial board of many national and international journals including Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (an international multidisciplinary journal) Sexual and Relationship Therapy (journal of the British Association for Sexual and Marital Therapy), Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, Clinical Psychotherapy: Science and Practice, Cognitive Therapy and Research, Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy and more than 10 journals published in Turkey. He was a member of the task force on certification and accreditation of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapists in Europe (EABCT certification and accreditation task force). He is also a member of the task force of EABCT on ‘Common Language in Psychotherapy’.

Mehmet Z. Sungur has currently committed himself to the training of mental health professionals in clinical applications of CBT and sex therapy both in Turkey and abroad. He is running training courses and certified CBT training programmes for a large number of mental health professionals in Turkey and abroad.  He has run many workshops and has given keynotes in UK, Denmark, USA, Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Spain, Poland, USA, Greece, Malaysia, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Hong Kong, France, Egypt, Portugal, Italy and Canada related to CBT and especially on sexual and marital problems. He has been the president of 6 international and many national congresses. In 2012 he co-chaired two international and one national congresses with international participation related to sexual disorders.

Editorial Board


Robert A. DiTomasso

Professor and Chairman
Department of Psychology
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Georgia Campus

Sirirat Ularntinon

Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health
College of Medicine Rangsit University

Sandra Trafalis

Assistant Professor
Palo Alto University


Fauzia Mahr

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Penn State College Of Medicine

Jessica M. McClure

Clinical Director
Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Raman Baweja

Assistant Professor
Department of Chid Psychiatry
Penn state Hershey Medical Center


Allen R. Miller

Service Line Director
WellSpan Behavioral Health

Dovid Bak

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Yeshiva Orchos Chaim, Lakewood

Elena Rasskazova

Associate Professor
Moscow State University


Billy Vaughn

Professor
Department of Psychology
Walden University

Amanda Pearl

Clinical Psychologist
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Penn State Hershey

Steven Walfish

Independent Practice
Cliff Valley Way
Atlanta


John Ackerman

Behavioral Health Services, Nationwide
Children’s Hospital
Department of Psychiatry, The Ohio State
University

Debora Fava

Private Practice, Clinical Psychology.
Petropolis, Porto Alegre

Ronald R. O'Donnell

Clinical Professor
College of Health Solutions
Doctor of Behavioral Health
Arizona State Universit


Michael W Tsappis

Instructor in Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry Children's Hospital Boston

Cameo F. Stanick

Assistant Professor Clinical Psychology
University of Montana

Kristin Martinsen

Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Eastern and Southern Norway


Michael Tsappis

Instructor
Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School, USA

Satwant Singh

Clinical Lead Improving Access to Psychological Therapies
Nurse Consultant in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mental Health
Wordsworth Health Centre, London

Andrei Vedeniapin

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Medical University of South Carolina


Biljana Boscanin

Psychiatrist
Serbia

Mandip Sandhu

Psychiatrist and Administrator
Youngstown, Ohio

Cami Winkelspecht

Clinical Child Psychologist
Co-director of Training
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio


Daniela Bakos

Clinical Psychologist
Cognitive Therapy Clinic
Brazil

Michael A. Tompkins

San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy
Oakland

Ricardo Wainer

Director, Wainer Psychology


Niel McLachlan

Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Peterborough Integrated Child Health Services
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation

Ryan R. Landoll

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina
Chief, Behavioral Health Optimization Program, 20th Medical Group, Shaw AFB, SC

Janeece Warfield

Clinical Psychologist/ Associate Professor
Director of Early Childhood Services
Director of Child and Adolescent Violence Prevention
Wright State University School of Professional Psychology
Ellis Human Development Institute


Erin Deneke

Director of Research
Caron Treatment Centers

Daniella C. Cavenagh

Clinical Psychologist
Crescenz VA Medical Center (Philadelphia)
Gloucester CBOC
Philadelphia

Elizabeth Reichert

Clinical Instructor
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford


Kimberly Finney

Board Certified Clinical Psychologist
Board Certified Medical Psychologist
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Southern California
School of Social Work
Los Angeles

Rebecca Rialon Berry

Licensed Psychologist
Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Anita Saltz Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders
The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
One Park Avenue, New York

Santosh Kumar Mathapati

Geisinger Health System
Danville, PA, USA


Aracelis Riviera

Private Practice
Columbus, OH, USA

Susan Swearer

University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE, USA

Viviana Wuthrich

Macquarie University
Sydney, Australia


Fiona McNicholas

University College-Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

Early View

Volume 1, Issue 2


Mental health in Argentina: interdisciplinary program based in community care

Saguinetti Carlos Marin Gustavo H Herrera Natalia Molteni Oscar Milito Sofia Molinero Cinthia Posse Ana Riquelme Jesica Rodriguez Manuel Amadeo Jimena Belauzaran Lucia Cejas Natalia Gonzalez Olivi Matías Kess Gabriela López Noelia Maestropiedra Marcelo

Research Article-Contemporary Behavioral Health Care (CBHC)

February 05, 2016


The 21st century psychiatrists need to reestablish their identity as healers of the human psyche and not just pill pushers

Hani Raoul Khouzam

Commentary-Contemporary Behavioral Health Care (CBHC)

February 24, 2016


Empathy in social work

Kristen Zaleski

Research Article-Contemporary Behavioral Health Care (CBHC)

June 02, 2016


Sex and the Military: A model for provider education

Sherrie L. Wilcox Doni P Whitsett Kimberly Finney

Research Article-Contemporary Behavioral Health Care (CBHC)

August 24, 2016


Meta-analysis on cognitive behavioral treatment and behavioral intervention technologies for anxious youth: more than a BIT effective

Jones MK Dickter B Beard C Perales R Bunge EL

Research Article-Contemporary Behavioral Health Care (CBHC)

August 24, 2016


Current Issue

Volume 1, Issue 1


Welcome to Contemporary Behavioral Health Care

Robert D. Friedberg Mehmet Z. Sungur

Editorial -Contemporary Behavioral Health Care (CBHC)

March 08, 2015


We need those stinking badges!: Clinicians’ competence as evidence based providers should be verified

Robert D. Friedberg, Ph.D., ABPP, ACT

Editorial Point of View-Contemporary Behavioral Health Care (CBHC)

April 08, 2015


Prevalence and type of potential pharmacokinetic drug-drug interactions in old aged psychiatric patients

Gudrun Hefner Stefan Unterecker Nagia Ben-Omar Margarete Wolf Tanja Falter Christoph Hiemke Ekkehard Haen

Research Article-Contemporary Behavioral Health Care (CBHC)

July 27, 2015


Systematic review of the clinical effectiveness of schema therapy

Daniela Schneider Bakos Alex Eduardo Gallo Ricardo Wainer

Review Article-Contemporary Behavioral Health Care (CBHC)

July 31, 2015


Telepsychiatry:A solution for the unmet mental health needs of the transitional age population

Michael Tsappis

Research Article-Contemporary Behavioral Health Care (CBHC)

September 18, 2015


The great debate over registration of tuberculosis patients and implications for contemporary medicine and public health

Jason Liebowitz

Review Article-Contemporary Behavioral Health Care (CBHC)

October 8, 2015


Teachers' perception of struggling students in the orthodox Jewish community

E. Dovid Bak

Review Article-Contemporary Behavioral Health Care (CBHC)

November 12, 2015


Application of the Cool Teens Computerized CBT Program with an Anxious Adolescent in a Community Mental Health Center

Viviana M. Wuthrich Niel McLachlan

Research Article-Contemporary Behavioral Health Care (CBHC)

December 07, 2015


Perceptions of women's HIV risk and partner HIV risk behaviors in substance using women with criminal justice involvement

Doreen Domenica Salina Daphna Ram Leonard A. Jason

Research Article-Contemporary Behavioral Health Care (CBHC)

December 21, 2015


Here comes Knight and the Mets win it: Creating memorable work in the inaugural issue of Contemporary Behavioral Health Care

Robert D. Friedberg

Editorial-Contemporary Behavioral Health Care (CBHC)

October 30, 2015


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