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Month: January 2012

Special Announcement: Beck Scales, Qualification Levels Expand

The qualification levels required to purchase the Beck Scales have expanded to include (non-licensed) master’s level mental health professionals (Qual B), in addition to licensed professionals (Q1 and Q2). Scales available at www.beckscales.com: Beck Depression Beck Depression Inventory®–II Beck Anxiety Inventory® Beck Hopelessness Scale® Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation® Beck Youth Inventories™ - Second Edition Clark-Beck Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory Beck InterpreTrak™ BDI® – FastScreen for Medical Patients Inventory®-II
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CBT for Children with Anxiety Disorders: Comparison of a Child + Parent Condition Versus a Parent Only Condition

A study published in Behaviour Therapy and Research compared the efficacy of group-based cognitive behavior therapy (GCBT) delivered to young, anxious children and their parents versus GCBT delivered to parents only. Results showed no significant difference between the two conditions. These findings suggest that GCBT delivered exclusively to parents of young, anxious children may be a feasible treatment alternative for improving accessibility to efficacious treatments for children with anxiety disorders.…
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Cultural Differences in CBT for Children

A participant from Singapore explains a common core belief based in all-or-nothing thinking. Dr. Beck recalls a patient vignette which helps describe a similar pattern of thinking (to the described students in Singapore) and the procedure Dr. Beck followed for treatment. For more information about CBT training or to register for a workshop directed by Drs. Judith and Aaron Beck visit our CBT Workshops page.
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The Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Student and Faculty Scholarship Competition. The Beck Institute will award 10 recipients (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and faculty in psychology, psychiatry, social work, nursing, and counseling) with full tuition scholarships to our 3-day Student and Faculty Workshop, in Philadelphia, PA, on August 13 - 15, 2012. This experiential workshop will provide expert training in evidence-based…
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Internet Based CBT for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A study published in Behaviour Research and Therapy found that brief, internet based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), with limited therapist feedback (delivered via email), can help reduce symptom severity in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Researchers found that CBT can reduce individuals’ catastrophic thinking about the implications of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms present in IBS cases. Reducing catastrophic thinking via CBT may lead to a decrease in symptom severity and positive treatment…
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Aaron T. Beck, M.D. was Awarded the 2011-2012 Edward J. Sachar Award

Dr. Aaron T. Beck, M.D. was recently awarded the Edward J. Sachar Award for facing the challenge of treating low functioning patients with Schizophrenia. In this video Dr. Aaron T. Beck is first introduced by Nobel prize-recipient, Dr. Eric R. Kandel, who refers to Dr. Beck as "the most original and important contributor to Psychotherapy and Psychiatry of the last 50 years and the most important psychoanalyst since Freud." Dr. Kandel…
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