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.

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.

A Revolutionary Idea: The Pathway to Low-Functioning in Schizophrenia

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We hoped to discover psychosocial factors that could become targets for treatment interventions. This led us to examine the role of defeatist attitudes, which correlated with both neurocognitive impairment and functioning (Grant & Beck, 2009).

Notes from Dr. Aaron Beck’s Current Research

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Our President Emeritus, Dr. Aaron Beck and colleagues recently published an article on their current research: What accounts for poor functioning in people with schizophrenia: a re-evaluation of the contributions of neurocognitive v. attitudinal and motivational factors.

Using Targeted Strategies for Suicidality on a Hotline

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The following blog was written by a research assistant who had been exposed to CBT in her job. She had recently attended the Depression and Suicidality workshop at the Beck Institute.

Approaches to “Acting Out” Behavior in Individuals with Schizophrenia

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In this integrative approach, the holistic strategies and the linear strategies to "Acting Out" behavior can complement each other.

The Relationship Vision

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If a couple struggles to establish individual goals, we can start with joint goals, reflecting their vision of an ideal loving relationship.