Author: Max Hayes

COVID-19 Updates from Beck Institute’s International Advisory Committee

One thing that COVID-19 has taught us is how interconnected we all are as a global community. In 2019, Beck Institute formed an International Advisory Committee made up of top CBT experts in sixteen countries to help support our important work with clinicians, researchers, students, academics and healthcare workers and administrators around the world. Last week, we called upon them to share resources and to provide an update on the…

Using CBT to Respond to COVID-19

By Allen R. Miller, PhD, MBA The absence of consistent and reliable information about the coronavirus seems to be increasing people’s anxiety. They often think, “I don’t know what to do”;  “Am I doing the right thing”; and “What else should I be doing?” No wonder they feel confused and overwhelmed. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is uniquely suited to help people gain control of their lives and feel better. Public…

A Message Regarding COVID-19 From Dr. Judith Beck

Dear Beck Institute Community, I hope that you are staying well and finding ways to navigate the new challenges brought about by the current health crisis surrounding COVID-19. For me, this crisis illustrates how interconnected we are, even across the globe. As leaders in CBT, Beck Institute has much to offer the world right now. Here are the ways we are responding to COVID-19: First, we remain open for business!…

Difficult Rewards: Chronic Pain and Opioid Use

By Allen R. Miller, PhD, MBA Many therapists tell me that they don’t want to work with clients who have chronic pain, particularly clients who rely on opioids to manage their pain. They cite the complexities of understanding the cases, the attitudes of the clients, and poor outcomes as reasons to avoid working with these cases when there is an abundance of other “easier” cases with which to work. To…

What is the Status of “Homework” in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, 50 Years On?

By Nikolaos Kazantzis, PhD The comedian Jerry Seinfeld once asked: “What’s the deal with ‘homework?’ It’s not like you’re doing work on your home…” The great thing about that quote is that it conveys that the “H” word has some of the most unpleasant associations for clients in CBT. In July 2016, Dr. Judith S. Beck and Dr. Francine Broder wrote an important contribution to the Beck Institute blog giving…