Cognitive Behavioral Research & Treatment

Therapy session with psychologist and young man

Cognitive behavioral therapies capitalize on the relationships among thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and behaviors to help patients manage distress and promote well-being. Research at Duke has focused on both fundamental studies of cognition and emotion, as well as the development and refinement of cognitive behavioral interventions for mood, anxiety, trauma-related, eating, substance use and personality disorders.   

Representative Studies

  • Development and refinement of cognitive behavioral interventions for traumatic stress, mood dysfunction and problems related to emotion regulation 
  • Mobile and technology-based interventions for stress, trauma, substance use and anxiety disorders
  • Development of mindfulness and acceptance-based interventions
  • Neuroimaging and psychophysiology studies of how CBTs impact brain and nervous system function


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