Join us in celebrating our 25th anniversary

Year: 2011

Direction of Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Dr. Aaron Beck discusses the past, present, and future of the field of cognitive behavior therapy. He explains his initial intentions were to build therapeutic alliance with patients, and develop theoretical understanding of depression - not start a new school or therapy. Dr. Beck notes that we presently have a cognitive model that encompasses all psychopathology, and there are specialized techniques to treat individual disorders. The future will involve a…
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CBT for Disaster-Exposed Youth with PTSD

A recent study published in Behavior Therapy provides initial evidence for the efficacy of manualized Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for disaster-exposed youth with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Previous research suggests that group-based CBT is effective in decreasing post-traumatic stress levels in youth. Treatment is often difficult to obtain for this population, however, due to lack of resources. The current study eliminated this obstacle by providing treatment within a school setting.…
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Cognitive Conceptualization

At a recent workshop Dr. Aaron Beck described how to utilize cognitive case conceptualization in treatment of children with autism. This video was taken at Beck Institute's Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Children and Adolescents Workshop. For more information visit www.beckinstitute.org/cbt-workshops/cbt-for-children-and-adolescents.
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December 12 – 14, 2011, Cognitive Behavior Therapy Workshop Level I: Depression and Anxiety

[caption id="attachment_2548" align="alignleft" width="150"] Dr. Beck conducting roleplay with a workshop participant.[/caption] December 2011: Last week at Beck Institute, psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, social workers, professors, counselors, nurses and other professionals from mental health, medical, and related fields traveled from 13 US states and 6 foreign countries (including Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Ireland, and Japan) to attend this month’s Cognitive Behavior Therapy Workshop Level I on Depression and Anxiety at Beck…
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Modular CBT for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

A recent pilot study published in Behavior Therapy found that modular Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) may help reduce symptom severity and depression in Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). BDD is characterized by an often-delusional preoccupation with an imagined or slight defect in appearance that causes significant distress and impairment in daily functioning. The current study incorporates a broadly applicable CBT treatment manual with a specific focus on the BDD model and…
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CBT for Psychosis

In this video Dr. Aaron T. Beck answers a question about CBT treatment for at-risk adolescents with psychosis. Dr. Beck explains past research and significant findings that have led to efficacious cognitive therapy treatment protocol for treating adolescents with psychosis. To find out how you can learn more about CBT for Children and Adolescents visit www.beckinstitute.org/cbt-workshops/cbt-for-children-and-adolescents and for treating psychosis using cognitive therapy for patients with schizophrenia visit www.beckinstitute.org/cbt-workshops/cbt-for-schizophrenia.
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