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The Future of Individual Psychotherapy

In this video from Beck Institute's recent CBT for Student and Faculty Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck reacts to a quote by Dr. Alan Kazdin on the current status and future of individual, face-to-face psychotherapy. Dr. Beck discusses the effectiveness of certain alternative technologies that deliver CBT. He emphasizes that although alternative methods are often effective for many people, they may not be effective for everyone. Dr. Beck also cites practices…
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CBT Is Effective For Social Anxiety Disorder

According to a recent study published in Behaviour Research and Therapy, modifying maladaptive beliefs via cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) can significantly reduce the severity of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) symptoms. In the current study, researchers sought to determine, specifically, whether belief modification via CBT mediates treatment effects for SAD. Participants (47 adults) who met criteria for SAD were randomly assigned to either a CBT treatment condition (16 hour-long, weekly sessions…
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Beck Institute’s Level I CBT Workshop for Students and Faculty

[caption id="attachment_3175" align="alignleft" width="150"] Click the picture to see all group photos with Dr. Judith Beck[/caption] AUGUST 13-15, 2012: 173 post-doctoral fellows, psychiatry residents, other graduate students, and faculty from mental health, medical, and related fields traveled from 27 states and 10 foreign countries, including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Philippines, Slovenia, South Africa and Thailand, to Philadelphia, PA for Beck Institute’s 3rd Annual Cognitive Behavior Therapy…
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One Year of Daily Diet Tips

Our Diet Program Coordinator, Deborah Beck Busis, has posted a Daily Diet Solution each weekday for over a year now!  Check out our Daily Diet Solutions page to see all of our diet tips.
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Reducing Juvenile Recidivism with CBT and Cell Phone Technology

According to a recent study published in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) supplemented with cell phone technology may help reduce juvenile recidivism. The juvenile correctional system in the U.S. struggles to implement effective interventions for keeping supervised juveniles from re-committing crimes. Although research indicates support for CBT programs in decreasing recidivism, evidence-based programs have not been adequately incorporated into treatment. Authors of…
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CBT and Positive Psychology

In this video from a recent Beck Institute workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses the similarities between cognitive behavior therapy and positive psychology in the context of personality disorders. Dr. Beck explains that patients with personality disorders often struggle with developing adaptive belief systems. Both CBT and positive psychology can be effective in instilling constructive beliefs in patients. Dr. Beck then describes some positive psychology techniques including group prevention and resiliency…
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