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Teaching and Supervising CBT

Teaching and Supervising CBT by Donna Sudak, MD Did you learn CBT through the tradition of “See one, do one, teach one?” Were your instructors and supervisors clinicians who had never learned the principles of adult learning? Did they instead teach or supervise you in the way they themselves had been taught or supervised? Dissemination and training of quality CBT therapists has become a recent focus for CBT programs throughout…
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The Future of Community Mental Health for Persons with Severe Mental Illness

The Future of Community Mental Health for Persons with Severe Mental Illness by Aaron T. Beck, MD Part 3 of 3 Read part 1, A Biography of Cognitive Behavior Therapy Read part 2, The Evolution of CBT in Community Mental Health I think that it is going to take a number of years for us to really get our Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy approach fully implanted. The reason is that the approach…
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The Evolution of CBT in Community Mental Health

The Evolution of CBT in Community Mental Health Aaron T. Beck, MD Part 2 of 3 (Read part 1, A Biography of Cognitive Behavior Therapy) At some point, Cognitive Therapy morphed into what was then called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and continued to be quite popular.  It turned out to be widespread, and people came to us from all over the world for training.  However, I had a nagging feeling that we…
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Using Rogerian Counseling Skills

Using Rogerian Counseling Skills You (the therapist) need to use all the basic Rogerian counseling skills. In other words, you need to be a nice human being in the room with the client and treat every client the way you’d like to be treated. And of course, therapists need to work on their own negative reactions to clients. - Judith S, Beck, PhD
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A Biography of Cognitive Behavior Therapy

A Biography of Cognitive Behavior Therapy by Aaron T. Beck Part 1 of 3 I thought I would begin today with a little bit of the history, but as Emerson once said, “There is no such thing as history, only biography.”  So I am going to give you my biography and we will see how it wraps up into history. Many years ago, I wanted to test out an intervention…
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