Mindfulness Techniques Involving Focus

In this video from a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck describes mindfulness techniques involving focus, which help clients distance themselves from ruminating thinking. Dr. Judith Beck notes that shifting focus can help clients modify their behavior to match their goals and values.

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The Utility of Mindfulness-Based CBT Techniques

In this video from a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses ways to integrate mindfulness-based CBT techniques into treatment. He provides an example to demonstrate how mindfulness techniques can often help bring about symptom relief, while other key CBT techniques, such as cognitive restructuring, target the underlying problem.

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Automatic Thoughts in CBT (Part 2)

In this video from a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck explains which types of automatic thoughts are important to address with clients. He then uses an example to explain the difference between affect laden thoughts and goal interfering thoughts, and notes that clients are often easily able to differentiate between the two.

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Automatic Thoughts in CBT

In this video from a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck explains that it is not useful to address all automatic thoughts. Rather, salient automatic thoughts, such as those that lead to unpleasant affect, should be identified, evaluated, and modified when appropriate.

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A Monthly Summary of Beck Institute Updates [October 2013]

In its efforts to encourage the growth and dissemination of CBT throughout the world, 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, CBT trainings, and other updates for our readers. We’re very excited about some of the new developments at Beck Institute, including our new Core Curriculum. And don’t miss our Evening with Drs. Beck on November 7th, which should prove to be an historic occasion!

Please use the following links to go back and read what you may have missed from October 2013:

Click here for a complete schedule of Beck Institute workshops

See what you missed in September 2013