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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. For […]

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. For CBT resources, visit our website.

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 […]

Beliefs, Self-focus, and Behavior Related to PTSD

In a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck explains how negative beliefs, points of focus, and behavior play a role in the development of PTSD. He gives an example describing how one’s focus can lead to either an activation of negative beliefs or to adjustment. Join us for our specialty workshop on CBT for […]

Individual versus Group Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia

Cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) has been identified as an effective treatment for primary insomnia, and according to a recent study published in Sleep and Biological Rhythms, individual CBT-I may be a superior treatment approach to group CBT-I. In the current study, researchers compared the short-term effectiveness of both individual and group CBT-I, in individuals who […]

CBT Case Formulation

In this video from a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses how identifying patients’ beliefs, behaviors, and points of focus is an integral part of cognitive behavioral case formulation. Dr. Beck then provides an example to illustrate how beliefs, behaviors, and points of focus are interrelated and can lead to the activation of […]