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Month: March 2012

Realistic Diet Expectations

At the most recent Beck Diet Solution Workshop, Dr. Judith Beck explains the problems dieters have sticking to low calorie diets for life.  Instead, the Beck Diet Solution teaches people how to gradually reduce total calorie intake to a level that can be maintained for a lifetime, so weight loss will be maintained.  Individuals who work with dieters can attend a special workshop at Beck Institute April 27,2012.  Click here…
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CBT is Effective for Internalizing Disorders in Children

According to a recent literature review published in Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, several studies provide initial support for the application, efficacy/effectiveness, and transportability of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for children with internalizing disorders. This review focused specifically on computer-based CBT, camp-based CBT, school-based CBT, and CBT delivered in primary care settings and lends support for these methods. Elkins, R., McHugh, R., Santucci, L. C., & Barlow, D. H.…
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Why Dieters Struggle: A Cognitive Behavioral Viewpoint

In this video clip from her "Beck Diet Solution" workshop, Dr. Judith Beck explains that it isn't the fault of dieters that they fail; rather, no one ever taught them the cognitive (thinking) and behavioral skills they need to make permanent changes in their eating. She offers an analogy of learning to play the piano: To be successful in mastering any new activity, people need to learn and practice essential…
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CBT Via Video Teleconferencing is Effective for PTSD in Vets

According to a recent pilot study published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress, group cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) delivered via video teleconferencing is a safe, feasible, and effective treatment for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Participants in the current study included 13 veterans diagnosed with PTSD at VA clinics in the Hawaiian Islands; each was randomly assigned to receive group cognitive processing therapy (a form of cognitive behavior therapy…
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March 12 – 14, 2012, Cognitive Behavior Therapy Workshop

Social workers, psychiatrists, family physicians, nurses, psychologists, graduate students, and other professionals from mental health, medical, and related fields traveled from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Latvia, United Kingdom, and thirteen U.S. states. [caption id="attachment_2754" align="alignright" width="135" caption="Workshop participants engaged in dyadic roleplay to practice CBT skills."][/caption] Workshop participants agreed that the diversity of the classroom enriched the learning experience. Participants received professional training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy from Judith S.…
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Developing A Healthy Diet For The Rest Of Your Life

Dr. Judith Beck introduces her book, The Beck Diet Solution, at a workshop for coaches and dieters. She explains the importance of developing an eating plan that can be sustained for life, and which includes favorite foods. To attend a Beck Diet Solution Workshop with Dr. Judith Beck and Deborah Beck Busis, LSW, visit www.beckinstitute.org/cbt-training/diet-workshops.
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