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Online CBT Course Shows Promise in Treating Depression among Adolescents and Young Adults

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, internet-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) may help reduce depressive symptoms among adolescents and young adults. The current study aimed to determine the effectiveness of Master Your Mood (MYM), an internet based CBT intervention, for depressive symptoms among young people. Participants (244; ages 16-25) were randomly assigned to the online MYM course or to a wait-list control. The…
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CBT for Children and Adolescents

[caption id="attachment_3113" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Dr. Aaron Beck at Beck Institute's CBT for Children and Adolescent's Workshop"][/caption] For more pictures from our recent CBT for Children and Adolescents Workshop visit our Facebook page.
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A Monthly Summary of Beck Institute Updates [June 2012]

In its efforts to encourage the growth and dissemination of CBT throughout the world, the Beck Institute has expanded its online presence across social media and other platforms. To keep you (our readers) informed of our most recent updates, we've decided to implement a monthly summary including: blogs, CBT articles, and CBT trainings, and other updates for our readers. Please use the following links to go back and read what…
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Tailored Internet-Based CBT is Effective for Depression

According to a recent study published in Plos One, tailored internet-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) may be helpful in the treatment of depression. In the current study, researchers compared individually tailored, internet-based self-help CBT to standardized (non-tailored) internet-based CBT and an active control (a monitored online discussion group). Participants included 121 individuals diagnosed with major depressive disorder and a range of comorbid symptoms. The standardized CBT (non-tailored) group received 8…
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The Positive and Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia

In this video from a recent workshop at the Beck Institute, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses CBT treatment for the positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia. First, Dr. Beck clarifies the difference between negative symptoms (such as social withdrawal) and positive symptoms (such as delusions and hallucinations). Then he explains that treating the negative symptoms of schizophrenia helps patients to reengage in life. As patients become more engaged, their positive symptoms…
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Group CBT for Social Phobia is Effective in Community Mental Health Clinics

According to a recent study published in Behaviour Research and Therapy, cognitive behaviour group therapy (CBGT) is effective within the community mental health setting. The current study compared outcomes from a CBGT 12-session protocol used within a research unit to outcomes from the same protocol used within a community mental health clinic (CMHC). Though participants in the CMHC sample had more severe symptomology and life interference; were more likely to…
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