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Category: Aaron T. Beck

Interview with Aaron Beck on the History of Cognitive Therapy

 Dr. Beck was originally trained in psychoanalysis in the 1950s. How did he transition from psychoanalysis, the predominant methodology of that time period, to developing Cognitive Therapy? Here's an excerpt from a great interview Dr. Beck gave in 2004. Interviewer: Can you reminisce about your role as a psychoanalyst? Dr. Beck: Let me respond with a clinical illustration. A woman patient is on the couch and she spends the entire time talking about her sexual escapades.  At the end…
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Roleplaying with Aaron Beck

At our Extramural Workshop last week, we had about 40 trainees from around the world participate in a two-day Cognitive Therapy training focused on Anxiety and Panic Disorders (the trainees are mental health professionals enrolled in the Beck Institute's Cognitive Therapy supervision program - they send tapes/CDs or transcripts of therapy sessions to their Beck Institute supervisor for review and feedback, and also participate in our on-site training workshops).      …
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Research Results: CBT May Reduce Depression Relapse after ECT

  Many studies have demonstrated that Cognitive Therapy (CT) is effective for depression, and twice as effective as medication in preventing relapse among depressed patients. So what's new in CT for Depression research? A recent initial study shows that Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) may decrease the risk of relapse specifically for depressed patients who are undergoing electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). For this study, six patients received 12 weeks of CBT following a course of ECT-only treatment. At follow up, five of the…
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Aaron Beck Video Clips

People often ask us for video footage of Aaron T. Beck, especially students. Here is a list of all the video footage we are aware of: Brief Video Clips of Aaron T. Beck: 2006 Lasker Foundation Interview Clips with Aaron Beck (Free) Aaron Beck speaks about origins of CT, how psychological treatments affect physiology, and widening use of CT, plus a clip of Beck and the Dalai Lama. If you have trouble viewing the…
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Aaron T. Beck Writes In: Early Response to CT, and Current Success

The following is a direct email excerpt from Dr. Beck's conversation with an interviewer. [In response to a question about meeting resistance in publishing articles about Cognitive Therapy (CT) when Dr. Beck was first developing CT.] Dr. Beck: I did not have any resistance at all in publishing articles in psychiatric journals at the very beginning of my description of the theory and therapy. My first two articles in 1963…
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Aaron T. Beck, M.D. appears on the Charlie Rose Show!

As part of a panel discussion, Dr. Beck discusses Cognitive Therapy (which he developed in the 1960s) and how it differs from Freud's psychoanalysis. His segment starts 8 minutes into the show and runs until 19 minutes in. You can view video footage from this episode, entitled The Charlie Rose Science Series - Part One: The Human Brain, which aired on Tuesday, October 31st, 2006.
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