In this video from Beck Institute’s recent CBT Workshop for Students and Faculty, Dr. Aaron Beck explains that when delivered effectively, many therapies are helpful in the treatment of depression in the short-term; however, in the long-term, their effects may not be lasting. On the other hand, research indicates that depressed patients treated with cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) tend to continue to improve overtime. Dr. Beck attributes this durability of CBT to patients’ acquisition of new skills (learned in treatment) which they are able to utilize post-treatment and throughout their lives.

To view parts 1-3 of this video visit the Beck Institute Youtube channel.