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Month: February 2011

Cognitive Behavior Therapy and other Evidenced Based Treatments are New Standards for Certain Sleep Disorders

After a consensus meeting in May 2009, members of the British Association for Psychopharmacology set new guidelines for treatment of certain sleep disorders.  These guidelines established evidence-based treatment as the leading model of therapy for insomnia, parasomnias, and circadian rhythm disorders.  The results were published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Among the evidenced-based treatment protocols was Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).  CBT was recommended as a primary treatment for chronic insomnia.  CBT was also recommended during…
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Cognitive Behavior Therapy Combined with Specialist Medical Care to Treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The New York Times published a review of an article in the Lancet that showed Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), combined with specialist medical care, produced clinically and statistically significant improvement as compared to stand-alone specialist medical care for chronic fatigue syndrome. The CBT group was associated with less fatigue and better physical function. Many patient advocacy groups feel the findings imply that the disorder is not due to a virus. On the…
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Beck Institute Winter Party for Staff and Colleagues

Last month Beck Institute held its annual Winter Party for staff and colleagues. In attendance at the event were Aaron T. Beck, M.D., President Emeritus, Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., President, and Julie Hergenrather, Ph.D., Executive Director (pictured below). Beck Institute would like to thank all who attended for making the event a success. Photos (below) from the event were added for all to enjoy. [gallery]
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Level I Cognitive Behavior Therapy Workshop for Professionals at Beck Institute: February 7 – 9, 2011

February 2011: Psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, social workers, professors, counselors, nurse practitioners, and other professionals from mental health, medical, and related fields traveled from 15 states and 4 countries, including Brazil, Canada, Japan, and Turkey. 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) Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. and Julie…
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