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Helping Clients Sleep Better during COVID-19

By Michael Tompkins, PhD Beck Institute Faculty Oliver is a 63-year-old electrical engineer who retired just a few months before the pandemic hit. Although Oliver lived alone, he had filled his life with interesting friends from around the world. Oliver was an avid birder and had planned to spend his retirement years traveling with fellow birders and photographing and building his catalog of bird sightings. The Covid-19 pandemic changed everything.…

Efficacy and Effectiveness of CBT for Youth

By Saige Portera, BA, Hannah Toyama, BA, Jeremy Joves, BA, Anika Mehta, BA, Courtney Giannini, BA, Samantha Honnert, MA, and Beck Institute Faculty Member Robert Friedberg, PhDCenter for the Study and Treatment of Anxious Youth at Palo Alto University The following summary collects evidence speaking to the efficacy and effectiveness of CBT for youth. As the established psychosocial intervention for behavioral health issues in childhood through adolescence, studies have shown…

A Preview of ‘Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy for Serious Mental Health Conditions’

By Paul Grant, PhD, and Ellen Inverso, PsyD Co-Directors, Center for Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy for Serious Mental Health Conditions, which is now available in paperback or electronically and will be released in hardcover on December 8 by Guilford Press, is a practical new guide to the revolutionary, evidence-based practice of Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R). CT-R is grounded in the premise that recovery is possible for all,…

Military and Veterans Suicide Prevention: Unpacking Unique Stressors in the Military Community

By Marjan Holloway, PhD, Beck Institute Speaker & Supervisor and Hallie Grossman, Communications Coordinator Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, military suicides have increased by as much as 20 percent compared to the same period in 2019. Historically, suicide has been one of the three leading causes of death among service members in the United States. These stark statistics provide a window into the unique vulnerabilities and treatment needs of our military…

Election Anxiety

By Judith S. Beck, PhD, Beck Institute President & April Moran, LCSW A certain degree of anxiety is adaptive and can allow us to perform at a high level. It can cue us to study for an upcoming exam, prepare for a meeting, or make sure we look both ways before crossing the street. With a particularly stressful election just days away, those who struggle with anxiety may feel more…

The Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis: Establishing A Sense of Care, Trust, and Understanding

By Cory Newman, PhDBeck Institute Faculty Part of establishing a constructive therapeutic relationship with an individual diagnosed with bipolar disorder is providing psychoeducation about the illness and its treatment in a way that invites their input. As such, the therapist’s words sound like they are coming from a place of partnership rather than from authority, and in a spirit of mutual education, rather than the mere unilateral delivery of information…