Award to Aaron T. Beck, M.D., for contributions to public understanding of psychology

June 1, 2008/Beck Institute Staff

At the American Psychological Association’s 2008 annual convention in Boston, Aaron T. Beck, M.D., received a presidential award for distinguished […]

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine: Honorary degree for Aaron T. Beck, M.D.

June 1, 2008/Beck Institute Staff

At the 2008 commencement of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, an honorary degree was conferred upon Aaron T. Beck, […]

Recalling Recent Experiences in Session

March 1, 2007/Judith Beck, PhD

I do many things at the beginning of therapy sessions, one of which is to ask patients about their experiences […]

“My Adventures in Psychopharmacology”

February 28, 2007/Beck Institute Staff

There’s a great article in New York Magazine about a young woman whose psychiatrist started her on a roller coaster […]

Patients with Hypochondriasis Respond to Cognitive Behavior Therapy

February 27, 2007/Beck Institute Staff

In a recent study, patients with Hypochondriasis were randomly assigned to either Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Paroxetine (i.e. Paxil) or a […]

Does Cognitive Therapy = Cognitive Behavior Therapy?

February 21, 2007/Aaron T. Beck, MD

There seems to be a lot of confusion about the difference between Cognitive Therapy (CT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). […]

How Thinking Can Change the Brain

February 9, 2007/Aaron T. Beck, MD

Sharon Begley’s article about changing your brain appeared in the Wall Street Journal a few weeks ago -you can read it here, and you can also […]

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Shows Promise for Children with Mental Illness – JAMA Article

February 6, 2007/Beck Institute Staff

  The numbers are astonishing: 20% of children in the U.S. have some form of mental illness. Only 1 in […]

Cognitive Therapy Worldwide: Germany Approves Psychotherapies, CBT included

January 23, 2007/Beck Institute Staff

In the U.S., psychologists and other mental health care providers practice whatever type of therapy they prefer. But in Germany, things […]

What Cognitive Therapy does to your brain…

January 17, 2007/Beck Institute Staff

Cognitive Therapy is well known for being effective for depression (it’s twice as effective as medication in preventing relapse) and it’s also been shown […]

Another CT Myth… Put on those Rose-Colored Glasses

January 12, 2007/Beck Institute Staff

Here’s another one of the most common misunderstandings about Cognitive Therapy:  Myth: Cognitive Therapy simply teaches people to put on “rose-colored glasses” and see […]

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Back Pain

January 11, 2007/Beck Institute Staff

A lot of people know that Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is effective for anxiety, depression, and many other psychiatric problems… […]

Judith S. Beck Writes In: Self Disclosure in Cognitive Therapy

January 8, 2007/Judith Beck, PhD

I’ve recently been thinking about Self Disclosure in CT. In traditional psychoanalysis, analysts deliberately refrain from revealing anything about themselves. […]

Judith S. Beck Writes In: More on CT for New Year’s Resolutions

January 5, 2007/Judith Beck, PhD

I enjoyed being interviewed for an NPR radio story on the Cognitive Therapy approach to New Year’s resolutions. When I’ve […]

CT Myths: Three of the Most Common Misunderstandings about Cognitive Therapy

December 19, 2006/Beck Institute Staff

Myth: Cognitive Therapy (CT) is all about changing your thinking, and does not involve behavioral change. Fact: Actually, Cognitive Therapy […]

Research Results: CBT is Effective for Seasonal Affective Disorder

December 8, 2006/Beck Institute Staff

Need help getting through the winter? This week’s NY Times article says that Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is effective for Seasonal Affective […]

What does Cognitive Therapy have to do with Nursing?

December 6, 2006/Beck Institute Staff

As Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) interact with patients who have health problems, many of them find that their patients also suffer from mental health problems, including […]

Research Results: CBT plus Medication is Effective for Gambling

December 4, 2006/Beck Institute Staff

An initial randomized, controlled trial shows that Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) plus Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) can improve pathological […]

CT Worldwide: Australian Government Provides Universal Mental Health Care Rebates

November 30, 2006/Beck Institute Staff

AUs The Australian public health care system, Medicare, has just taken an important step in recognizing that mental health care […]

Research Results: Having Trouble Sleeping? Experts Recommend CBT for Insomnia

November 29, 2006/Beck Institute Staff

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recently published updated guidelines for treating Insomnia and recommended Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) as an effective, […]