In this video from a recent Beck Institute workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses the psychoanalytic community’s early views of cognitive therapy. A common misconception about cognitive therapy was that it could only provide symptomatic relief. Dr. Beck explains, however, that even early in his career, he followed his patients for as long as 5 years and most of them improved and maintained their improvements. Today there are many similarities between cognitive therapy and modern psychodynamic therapy, which Dr. Beck briefly describes here.

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