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Month: July 2012

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Personality Disorders

In this video from a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses the evolution of cognitive behavior therapy for personality disorders.  Dr. Beck explains that it is often helpful to incorporate a patient's early development into therapy when treating patients with personality disorders.  Dr. Beck describes a specific instance in which he used imaginal roleplaying to help a patient modify the meaning of her early traumatic experiences. For more…

Cognitive Behavior Therapy is Effective for Sleep Disturbances in US Military Vets

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) may improve sleep and reduce daytime PTSD symptoms among military veterans. The current study compared Prazosin (a pharmacological treatment for sleep disturbance) versus a CBT sleep intervention against a placebo control. Fifty US military veterans were randomly assigned to either the Prazosin group (n = 18), the CBT group (n = 17), or the…

Cognitive Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy

In this video from a recent Beck Institute workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses the similarities and differences between cognitive therapy and modern psychodynamic therapy.  Both theories delve into the significance of automatic thoughts and their meanings, and both utilize action plans in therapy.  Dr. Beck explains, however, that cognitive therapy is based on the generic cognitive model and requires a structured, action-oriented session, while wpsychodynamic therapy utilizes a more discursive,…

Online CBT Course Shows Promise in Treating Depression among Adolescents and Young Adults

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, internet-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) may help reduce depressive symptoms among adolescents and young adults. The current study aimed to determine the effectiveness of Master Your Mood (MYM), an internet based CBT intervention, for depressive symptoms among young people. Participants (244; ages 16-25) were randomly assigned to the online MYM course or to a wait-list control. The…

CBT for Children and Adolescents

[caption id="attachment_3113" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Dr. Aaron Beck at Beck Institute's CBT for Children and Adolescent's Workshop"][/caption] For more pictures from our recent CBT for Children and Adolescents Workshop visit our Facebook page.

A Monthly Summary of Beck Institute Updates [June 2012]

In its efforts to encourage the growth and dissemination of CBT throughout the world, the Beck Institute has expanded its online presence across social media and other platforms. To keep you (our readers) informed of our most recent updates, we've decided to implement a monthly summary including: blogs, CBT articles, and CBT trainings, and other updates for our readers. Please use the following links to go back and read what…