July 2018 CBT Update

An update of news and resources from July 2018 including recent Training for Organizations and blog posts from Beck Institute faculty.

PCOM Commencement Address – Dr. Judith Beck

A commencement message to graduates: Happiness is not something to strive for. It’s a by-product, if you’re lucky, of living a valued life that’s balanced and full of meaning.

The Holistic Model

In contrast to this compartmentalized approach, our holistic model views the individual as unique–with specific aspirations, yearnings, and needs.

Realizing the Mass Public Benefit of Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies: The IAPT Program

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) program is working to close the gap between quality care and individuals needing effective treatment through their research and training initiative.

June 2018 CBT Update

Helping Families Talk About School Shootings

The following guidelines are offered to help therapists coach families through the difficult, but often necessary, conversations following school shootings.

Trauma Treatment: Evidence-Based Approaches versus Intuituve Approaches

The negative outcomes of past intuitive treatment reinforced one of the most common and fundamental beliefs of PTSD: “I am incompetent.” The woman perceived through past experiences in and out of therapy that something within her was so broken that she was beyond help, leading to a cycle of hopelessness, suicidality, and treatment avoidance.

May 2018 CBT Update

Exposure Strategies for PTSD Treatment

To reduce or eliminate the experiences of non-fear emotions, such as shame and guilt, the individual needs to correct these unhelpful and inaccurate cognitions using CBT exposure strategies.

April 2018 CBT Update

An update of news and resources from April 2018 including recent Training for Organizations and blog posts from Beck Institute faculty.