Latest CBT News from Beck.

In regular blog postings, staff of Beck Institute offer informational resources for professionals, students and the general public. You’ll find information on CBT research around the world, training programs, new books, and CBT in the news. It is also a forum to ask questions and share your experiences with CBT.

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The Principles of Recovery and Values in CBT

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The following is a description of a consultation Dr. Beck had about an individual who has schizophrenia. Mary is a 47-year old woman who is upset about hearing voices (and hackers who will not leave her alone). She is divorced, unemployed, and somewhat hopeless. She has a good relationship with her 13-year old son.
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Imaginal Dress Rehearsal

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My client Charlie had a stressful situation with the doorman at his friends’ apartment building. He was asked to sign in, which he did not want to do and hadn’t had to do in the past, and assumed the doorman was wielding his power.

Raising the Bar for the Field of CBT

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Opening remarks from Dr. Judith Beck at the Beck Institute Excellence Summit, October 20, 2018.
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Chronic Pain and Opioid Use: The Important Role of CBT Therapists

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CBT can help alleviate suffering for patients who have chronic pain and use opioids with the hope of getting relief. The CBT therapist uses many strategies.

Goal Setting: The Shift from Desensitization of the Negative to the Self-Actualization of the Positive

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The new emphasis is directed towards the discussion and visualization of the objectives themselves, thus the emphasis is away from removing the blocks to a positive motivation and to the increase of the motivation itself.

What’s Really Causing the Obesity Crisis?

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If you’re familiar with our work, you know that we say that every person has two psychological muscles: the giving-in muscle and the resistance muscle.
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Integrating Mindfulness into CBT

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A client of mine I’ll call Tracy had recently completed a mindfulness course, but continued to experience intense symptoms of anxiety. She decided to start treatment with me because she did not benefit as much from the course as she had hoped.

CBT for Substance Use Disorder: Applying Evidence-Based Interventions Within the Context of Different Treatment Philosophies

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There are multiple views on not only what constitutes appropriate treatment but also on what constitutes a successful outcome for substance use disorder.

The Relationship Vision, Part 2

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A couple may run into some long-held beliefs that can serve as obstacles to their relationship. Core beliefs are extremely rigid, long-standing cognitions, often formed as a result of childhood experience. They can play a powerful role in the treatment of couples.