Welcome to the March 2018 newsletter from Psychology Tools. New resources added this month include worksheets on imagery rescripting and sleep restriction. Also included are links to videos featuring Steven Hayes, Stefan Hoffman, David Gillanders & James Coyne.

New On Psychology Tools

  • Sleep Restriction
    This new worksheet contains simple & condensed instructions for treating insomnia with sleep restriction. Suitable as a therapist prompt, and a client guide.
  • What is Imagery Rescripting?
    Imagery rescripting is an experiential technique for working directly with traumatic or bothersome images or memories. This information handout gives a description of what imagery rescripting is, steps involved in different imagery rescripting techniques, discussion of theory, and a clinical example.
  • Welsh Worksheets
    Resources are now available in 48 languages. Huge thanks to Rob Jewell for translating a big selection into Welsh.

 

Psychology Videos

PROCESS BASED CBT
Steven Hayes and Stefan Hoffman having a discussion about their work on process-based CBT.
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THE GREAT ACT DEBATE
Interesting debate from the British Pain Society conference between Dr David Gillanders & Professor James Coyne.
Watch the videos

 

Psychology Articles

THERAPIST BEHAVIOURS ARE BOTH HELPFUL AND UNHELPFUL
A great write-up by Christian Jarrett of a new study asking clients to give moment-by-moment feedback of a therapy session.

“A new study in the Journal of Clinical Psychology … has broken new ground by asking clients to provide detailed feedback on a second-by-second basis of their experience of a recent therapy session … Intriguingly, the very same therapist behaviours were sometimes identified as helpful and at other times as a hindrance, showing just what a challenge it is to be a therapist.”

Link to the original article

 

SPLIT BRAIN PATIENTS
An article in Nature about the scientific legacy of split-brain patients.

“But what Vicki could never have known was that her surgery would turn her into an accidental superstar of neuroscience. She is one of fewer than a dozen ‘split-brain’ patients, whose brains and behaviours have been subject to countless hours of experiments, hundreds of scientific papers, and references in just about every psychology textbook of the past generation. And now their numbers are dwindling.”

 

CHILDHOOD AMNESIA
Interesting article in Nautilus about neurobiological explanations for our inability to remember (much) about our early lives.

“In a landmark 1991 study, researchers discovered that four-and-a-half-year-olds could recall detailed memories from a trip to Disney World 18 months prior. Around age 6, however, children begin to forget many of these earliest memories. In a 2005 experiment by Bauer and her colleagues, five-and-a-half-year-olds remembered more than 80 percent of experiences they had at age 3, whereas seven-and-a-half-year-olds remembered less than 40 percent.”