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CBT for Youth with Depression

By Jeremy Joves, BA, Courtney Giannini, BA, Hannah Toyoma, BA, Saige Portera, BA, Anika Mehta, BA, Samantha Honnert, MA and Robert Friedberg, PhD Center for the Study and Treatment of Anxious Youth at Palo Alto University The following article provides a summary of studies showing the impact of treating depression in youth with CBT, with and without accompanying medication. CBT has shown to be an effective and efficacious treatment modality…
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Grief Counseling Project for Bereaved People Amidst COVID-19 in Mainland China

By Jianping Wang, MD, PhD, Beijing Normal University Jianping Wang, MD, PhD is a member of the Beck Institute International Advisory Committee and has done extensive CBT training through Beck Institute. We are pleased to share this blog about her important work preparing grief counselors in mainland China to deliver effective interventions to people who have lost loved ones to COVID-19. More than 4,000 people in mainland China, including over…
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Suicide Prevention During COVID-19

By Francine Broder, PsyD Suicide continues to increase in the United States and around the world (Hedegaard et al., 2020), and it is within this context that COVID-19 showed up. Risk factors associated with an increase in suicide, such as social isolation and an economic downturn, are front and center as we all grapple with how to adjust to living with a pandemic. Social distancing gives rise to closed businesses…
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The Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) Difference: Activating Positive Cognitions Rather than Deactivating Negative Cognitions

This recent article by Dr. Aaron T. Beck describes the biological underpinnings of an individual’s responses to various situations, and how these responses can create cognitive biases that may influence an individual’s personality and potential psychological disorders. It then explains a recent shift in psychology, from centering therapy on the correction of negative symptoms and maladaptive adaptations to a holistic approach to understanding an individual and activating their personality. This…
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Covid-19 Updates from Beck Institute’s International Advisory Committee: Part 2

Last week, we shared updates from International Advisory Committee members in the UK, Romania, Australia, Brazil and the Netherlands. This week, committee members from six more countries write about how the pandemic and related social distancing measures are impacting mental health in their countries and how they’ve been helping. We are pleased to share the following updates and related resources. Italy: Antonella Montano, PhD, shares her perspective from Italy, one…
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