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“I Never Intended to be a Psychotherapist…”

In this video, recorded in 2014, Dr. Aaron T. Beck reveals his motivations for becoming a doctor, his early influences, and how he came to develop Cognitive Therapy.

CBT to Prevent Suicide

This presentation by Beck Institute President Dr. Judith Beck and acting Executive Director Dr. Allen Miller provides an overview of the CBT approach to suicide prevention.

Dr. Judith Beck Discusses the Third Edition of Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond

Dr. Judith Beck connected with Arjmand Publishing, who recently published the Farsi language version of her landmark textbook Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond.

Supporting the Growth of CBT in Asia: Reflections on the 8th Asian CBT Conference

Beck Institute was proud to play a pivotal role in the 8th Asian CBT Conference which was held in New Delhi, India from February 28 to March 2, 2024.

An Exciting Update from Dr. Judith Beck 

Dr. Judith Beck is pleased to announce that Dr. Allen Miller has been appointed acting Executive Director. Dr. Miller has been with Beck Institute since 2018.

Recovery-Oriented Principles in Practice: Harnessing the Power of the Human-Animal Bond to Reach Justice-Impacted Individuals 

We spoke with Rob Rosa from Philadelphia nonprofit New Leash on Life about how the organization helps justice-impacted individuals build resilience using principles from both CBT and CT-R in their animal-assisted therapy approach.

Addressing CBT Myths: CBT is Inappropriate for Trauma 

A common misconception about CBT is that it is outdated and even harmful for the treatment of trauma. But research shows just the opposite.

“It’s So Unfair!”

When clients get caught up in unhelpful thinking cycles, mindfulness can help them refocus their attention so they can focus on their values.

What Can Cognitive Behavior Therapy Teach Us About Conflict?

When violent conflict erupts, it is natural for the public to react strongly. People who bear witness feel a range of emotions, including anger, sorrow, disgust, horror, fear, and grief.

Welcome to 2024

Happy New Year from Dr. Judith Beck and Beck Institute! Here are some of the exciting things we have planned for 2024.

Understanding the Interplay Between Disordered Eating and Perfectionism

Jenna DiLossi, PsyD, ABPP, explores the role that perfectionism plays in the development, maintenance, and treatment of eating disorders.

Introducing CBT Supervisors to the Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale-Revised

Beck Institute hosted a live virtual workshop for experienced CBT practitioners who wanted to improve their supervisory skills.

New to CBT? Three Pieces of Advice from Dr. Judith Beck

Dr. Judith Beck shares three pieces of advice for clinicians and students who are just getting started learning CBT.

Failure to Launch: A Case Study of a Client Who Felt “Stuck”

In this case study, Beck Institute clinician Francine Broder, PsyD, describes a client’s presenting problems, as well as his strengths, and some of the ways that she used a recovery-oriented approach to CBT treatment to accommodate his individual needs and goals.

Group Supervision from Beck Institute: “A Safe Space to Learn”

Participants in a Beck Institute CBT supervision group from Malaysia reflected on the experience of learning from and with their peers.

Beck Institute and Holy Family University Announce Training Partnership

                                                                                     PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  OCTOBER 10, 2023 BALA CYNWYD, PA – Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy […]

Should I Do This or Should I Do That?: CBT for Indecision

Indecision can be defined as the inability or hesitancy to make a decision quickly, or experiencing difficulty making decisions. Indecision can become problematic when it causes an individual emotional distress or leads to negative consequences.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy of Anxiety for Terminal Cancer Patients

Patients suffering from terminal cancer are often plagued by anxiety over disease progression, pain, decreased functioning, and death. Cognitive Behavior […]

PTSD Symptoms Benefited by Early Intervention CBT

A recent meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Psychiatry found trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) delivered within a 3-month […]

Severe eating disorders helped by CBT

In a recent study in the American Journal of Psychiatry, investigators reported that people with severe eating disorders can be […]