Who We Are

Founded in 1994 by Dr. Aaron T. Beck and Dr. Judith S. Beck, Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (BI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission of improving lives worldwide through excellence and innovation in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R).

As the leading international source for CBT and CT-R training and resources, Beck Institute provides health and mental health professionals with high level training in CBT and CT-R. Beck Institute offers a full range of CBT and CT-R training opportunities for professionals, students, and paraprofessionals across disciplines, settings, experience, and skill levels. Over the past 30 years, BI has developed and delivered live and on-demand online training opportunities, in-person trainings throughout the world, individual and group supervision and consultation, and customized trainings for organizations focused on specific issues and populations. To date, Beck Institute has served over 45,000 professionals in 130 countries.

All of Beck Institute’s programs operate in service of its nonprofit mission. At Beck Institute, we believe that better trained, more competent therapists mean better outcomes for the individuals they serve, which then positively impacts their families, their workplaces, and their communities.

The late Dr. Aaron Beck dedicated his life to understanding and treating mental health conditions, and at Beck Institute, we honor his legacy by focusing on the future of CBT– for the professionals we train, for the individuals these professionals serve, and for the greater community. We envision a world where individuals everywhere can readily access high-quality, evidence-based treatments that help them get better and stay better.

Our Values

We stand on a set of values that are reflected in our relationships, our team and our services. Developed by our staff, our values provide the framework for every aspect of our work as we:

  • operate as a high-performing team;
  • respect one another, our partners, our clients and the communities and organizations we serve;
  • innovate and approach challenges as opportunities;
  • appreciate all elements of diversity;
  • approach our work with integrity;
  • stay focused on our mission;
  • bring excellence to our endeavors; and
  • engage with compassion.
Our Promise

As a nonprofit with a worldwide reach, we take our work very seriously. We wake up every day with the intention of thinking bigger than ourselves, focusing on what is possible and delivering on our mission. We promise to do everything possible to fulfill our promises to our team, our partners, our clients, and the communities and organizations we serve.

About Dr. Aaron T. Beck

Learn more about Beck Institute’s President Emeritus and the pioneering developer of Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Understanding CBT

At Beck Institute, CBT is practiced and taught with fidelity to the model developed and tested by Aaron T. Beck.

History of Beck Institute

Since 1994, Beck Institute has grown into a worldwide hub for CBT training, treatment, research, and resources.