The Relationship Vision, Part 2

A couple may run into some long-held beliefs that can serve as obstacles to their relationship. Core beliefs are extremely rigid, long-standing cognitions, often formed as a result of childhood experience. They can play a powerful role in the treatment of couples.

A Revolutionary Idea: The Pathway to Low-Functioning in Schizophrenia

We hoped to discover psychosocial factors that could become targets for treatment interventions. This led us to examine the role of defeatist attitudes, which correlated with both neurocognitive impairment and functioning (Grant & Beck, 2009).

Notes from Dr. Aaron Beck’s Current Research

Our President Emeritus, Dr. Aaron Beck and colleagues recently published an article on their current research: What accounts for poor functioning in people with schizophrenia: a re-evaluation of the contributions of neurocognitive v. attitudinal and motivational factors.

Using Targeted Strategies for Suicidality on a Hotline

The following blog was written by a research assistant who had been exposed to CBT in her job. She had recently attended the Depression and Suicidality workshop at the Beck Institute.

Approaches to “Acting Out” Behavior in Individuals with Schizophrenia

In this integrative approach, the holistic strategies and the linear strategies to “Acting Out” behavior can complement each other.

The Relationship Vision

If a couple struggles to establish individual goals, we can start with joint goals, reflecting their vision of an ideal loving relationship.

The Holistic Model

In contrast to this compartmentalized approach, our holistic model views the individual as unique–with specific aspirations, yearnings, and needs.

Realizing the Mass Public Benefit of Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies: The IAPT Program

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) program is working to close the gap between quality care and individuals needing effective treatment through their research and training initiative.

Helping Families Talk About School Shootings

The following guidelines are offered to help therapists coach families through the difficult, but often necessary, conversations following school shootings.

Trauma Treatment: Evidence-Based Approaches versus Intuituve Approaches

The negative outcomes of past intuitive treatment reinforced one of the most common and fundamental beliefs of PTSD: “I am incompetent.” The woman perceived through past experiences in and out of therapy that something within her was so broken that she was beyond help, leading to a cycle of hopelessness, suicidality, and treatment avoidance.