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Category: CT-R

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,…
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BECK INSTITUTE CELEBRATES THE GROWING IMPACT OF THE CENTER FOR RECOVERY-ORIENTED COGNITIVE THERAPY

PRESS RELEASESeptember 16, 2020 CONTACTSarah Flemingsfleming@beckinstitute.org BALA CYNWYD, PA – BALA CYNWYD, PA – Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (BI) is proud to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the addition of the Beck Institute Center for Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R). The addition of the Center for CT-R to the established Beck Institute has brought together two teams of expert clinicians, researchers, and educators, all dedicated to the work of Dr. Aaron…
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A Forensic Story: Flourishing with CT-R in a Life Veered Off Course

By Shelby Arnold, PhDStaff Psychologist, Center for Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy Consider “John,” a man sentenced to life without parole for a gang-related murder committed as a teenager. During his time in prison, John successfully passed his General Education Development (GED) test and was working toward a college degree. He ran a GED tutoring program for his peers. He started a book club. He wrote pages and pages of brilliant poetry…
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Preparing for Back-to-School Season in a Constant State of Conflict

By Ellen Inverso, PsyDCo-Director, Beck Institute Center for Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy As two working parents with a five-year-old and a ten-year-old, these past several months have sometimes felt like treading water. In the midst of preparation for an adjusted (and, in our case, all virtual) back-to-school season, several sources of conflict have weighed heavily on my mind. As a mental health professional who espouses Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) in both work and…
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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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