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Soldier Suicide Prevention and Motorcycles

By Sarah Fleming, BA I recently had the honor of travelling to Wrightsville Beach, NC, to meet a special group of Beck Institute donors. Each year, the Iron Order Motorcycle Club, Jacksonville, NC Chapter, organizes a fundraiser for our Soldier Suicide Prevention Fund-- a special scholarship fund that Beck Institute created to provide training scholarships for clinicians who treat active duty military and veterans and their families. This year, I…
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“Hey doc, are you in recovery too?”

“Hey doc, are you in recovery too?” By Cory Newman, PhD, ABPP Patients sometimes express curiosity about their therapists by asking them personal questions. When treating patients who suffer from alcohol and other substance use disorders, it is not uncommon for therapists to be on the receiving end of questions such as, “Are you in recovery too?” or “Have you ever used [insert name of substance]?” or “Haven’t you ever…
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The Evolution of CBT in Community Mental Health

The Evolution of CBT in Community Mental Health Aaron T. Beck, MD Part 2 of 3 (Read part 1, A Biography of Cognitive Behavior Therapy) At some point, Cognitive Therapy morphed into what was then called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and continued to be quite popular.  It turned out to be widespread, and people came to us from all over the world for training.  However, I had a nagging feeling that we…
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Positive Reinforcement

Positive Reinforcement "Clients should always be positively reinforced for expressing their doubts and concerns about therapy or the therapist. " Judith S. Beck
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