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Connection, Belonging, and Purpose in the World of Social Distancing

By Ellen Inverso, PsyD Connection is a basic human need (Baumeister & Leary, 1995) and the foundational component of Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R). Connection can involve having a sense of unity with another person or group of people, feeling like you belong or are a part of something bigger than yourself, and taking opportunities to share your values and talents with others (Beck et al, in press). The impact is…
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Remembering Beck Institute’s Founding Executive Director, Naomi Dank, PhD

Naomi Dank at Beck Institute's office in Bala Cynwyd. Over the past 25 years, Beck Institute has continued to innovate and grow to reflect the field of CBT. The progress of our organization owes a great deal to the strong foundation built by our first Executive Director, Naomi Dank. We are sorry to report that Naomi passed away at the age of 95 on December 1, 2019. Many in our…
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Soldier Suicide Prevention and Motorcycles

By Sarah Fleming, BA I recently had the honor of travelling to Wrightsville Beach, NC, to meet a special group of Beck Institute donors. Each year, the Iron Order Motorcycle Club, Jacksonville, NC Chapter, organizes a fundraiser for our Soldier Suicide Prevention Fund-- a special scholarship fund that Beck Institute created to provide training scholarships for clinicians who treat active duty military and veterans and their families. This year, I…
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