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Systems of Psychotherapy (Part 4)

In this video from Beck Institute's recent CBT Workshop for Students and Faculty, Dr. Aaron Beck explains that when delivered effectively, many therapies are helpful in the treatment of depression in the short-term; however, in the long-term, their effects may not be lasting. On the other hand, research indicates that depressed patients treated with cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) tend to continue to improve overtime. Dr. Beck attributes this durability of…
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Systems of Psychotherapy (Part 3)

In this video from Beck Institute's recent CBT Workshop for Students and Faculty, Dr. Aaron Beck first explains the fundamental methodology of meditation-based therapies, including acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness-based therapy. Dr. Beck explains that these therapies require patients to actively experience negative, dysfunctional thoughts and accept them without trying to change them. Through acceptance, patients are able to decenter themselves, gain greater distance, and greater objectivity. Next Dr.…
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Group CBT Helps Women with Low Self-Esteem

A recent study published in Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy indicates that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) group intervention may be helpful for women with low self-esteem, and co-morbid depression and anxiety. In the current study, researchers used a set of CBT-based self-help workbooks, Overcoming Low Self-Esteem Self-Help Course (Fennell, 2006), to implement group therapy in a recruited sample of 37 women with low self-esteem (as indicated by the Robson Self Concept…
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Systems of Psychotherapy (Part 2)

In this video from Beck Institute's recent CBT Workshop for Students and Faculty, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses cognitive behavior therapy within the context of systems of psychotherapy. Dr. Beck explains that CBT is rooted in a broad theoretical framework and refined and reformulated for each disorder. Therapeutic strategies are selected based on the individual conceptualization of the patient. According to Dr. Beck, basic methods of CBT, such as cognitive reframing,…
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Systems of Psychotherapy (Part 1)

In this video from Beck Institute's recent CBT Workshop for Students and Faculty, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses cognitive behavior therapy within the context of systems of psychotherapy. Dr. Beck explains that CBT's rich theoretical background has been validated and systemized and that the therapy itself is derived directly from the theory. CBT is part of a system of psychotherapy; its theory guides the selection of effective treatment methods for particular…
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National Dissemination and Implementation of CBT for Depression in the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System Improves Patient Outcomes

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, the implementation of CBT training for depression (CBT-D) significantly improves patient outcomes in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system. In the current study, 211 therapists participated in a VA CBT-D Training Program and delivered therapy to 356 patients. Therapist training included a 3-day CBT workshop followed by a 6-month consultation phase (weekly, 90-minute telephone-based consultation…
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