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October 21, 2011
OCTOBER 2011:  Earlier this week, 43 child psychiatrists, school psychologists, school counselors, and other health and mental health professionals working with children and adolescents, came from 5 countries including: Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Singapore, and South Africa; and from 11 US states to participate in our first ever CBT for Children and Adolescents workshop at Beck Institute. This 3-day workshop began with the basics of cognitive behavioral therapy and progressed to the application of CBT with complex cases. Cognitive theory, case conceptualization and CBT session structure were introduced. Then cognitive and behavioral interventions were explored and practiced. Participants engaged in variety of role plays, to increase knowledge and ability to use CBT with children and adolescents and to experience using cognitive case conceptualization to select and implement interventions tailored for individual clients. Participants received professional training from Aaron T. Beck, M.D., Torrey Creed, Ph.D., Luke Schultz, Ph.D. and Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. One of the highlights of the workshop was a special question and answer session with Dr. Aaron Beck (video clip below).  Dr. Beck discussed. For more information on future CBT for Children and Adolescents workshops, visit our website.