Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Depression

In this clip from a recent 3-day workshop at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses CBT strategies for suicidal patients facing a number of losses or negative events (e.g., loss of job/family/assets/health/etc.) Dr. Beck explains that depression stems from the meaning one attaches to life events rather than the events themselves. For example, a person who is vulnerable to depression might believe, “Losing my job means I am worthless.” Dr. Beck then uses a patient example to demonstrate cognitive restructuring, a key CBT strategy for treating depression.

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  1. Donald Robertson
    Donald Robertson says:

    Thanks for posting this. It’s very useful to hear Dr. Beck talking in person about his therapy, there’s something in hearing his account, even with regard to quite simple points, that goes beyond what’s captured in the many books available.

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