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Month: July 2010

The Effects of Therapist Competence in Assigning Homework in Cognitive Therapy With Cluster C Personality Disorders

This study examined the effects of therapist competence in assigning homework on the outcome of CT (cognitive therapy) in patients with Cluster C personality disorders. 25 participants underwent 40 weekly, 50 minute, CT sessions that followed the Beck and Freeman treatment manual for personality disorders. The six treating therapists employed three primary techniques: guided imagery, homework assignments that led the patients to try new adaptive responses, and cognitive, behavioral, and emotion-focused techniques to develop new, more adaptive beliefs to replace the pathological beliefs.

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy Workshop for Professionals at Beck Institute: July 12 – 14, 2010

JULY 2010: Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, professors, school counselors, nurse practitioners, and other professionals from mental health, medical, and related fields traveled from 16 states and 6 countries, including Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, Uzbekistan, and Zimbabwe. Pictured above-left, Aaron T. Beck, M.D. answers questions after conducting a live patient session that was viewed (via closed-circuit television) by participants in the Cognitive Behavior Therapy workshop at Beck Institute. (Below/Right) Aaron T Beck, M.D.,…
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Dr. Judith Beck Blogs on CBT for the Huffington Post

Dr. Judith Beck recently posted two blogs for the Huffington Post. Both blogs have received quite of bit of attention. In her first, The How and Why of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (posted June 29, 2010), Dr. Beck compares the empirically based Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to the psychotherapy often portrayed on TV and in the media.   In a follow up blog, Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Myths and Realities (posted July 11,…
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