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Psychopathology and Psychotherapy

By Aaron T. Beck, MD, and Molly R. Finkel, MSEd In everyday life, many transient cognitions (automatic thoughts) serve the purpose of alerting the individual to a problem or new stimuli. After these cognitions are activated, individuals then experience a variety of affects, which also serve an alerting function, and tend to be more compelling compared to cognitions. When individuals are in a psychopathological state, their cognitions and affects also…
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The Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) Difference: Activating Positive Cognitions Rather than Deactivating Negative Cognitions

This recent article by Dr. Aaron T. Beck describes the biological underpinnings of an individual’s responses to various situations, and how these responses can create cognitive biases that may influence an individual’s personality and potential psychological disorders. It then explains a recent shift in psychology, from centering therapy on the correction of negative symptoms and maladaptive adaptations to a holistic approach to understanding an individual and activating their personality. This…
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BECK INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF CENTER FOR RECOVERY-ORIENTED COGNITIVE THERAPY

Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy announced the new Beck Institute Center for Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) on Saturday. Beck Institute President and co-founder, Dr. Judith S. Beck, delivered the announcement at the annual Beck Institute Summit, an international conference which presents cutting-edge Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) research and treatment.

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