Beck Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with the mission of improving lives worldwide through excellence and innovation in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy. We provide best-in-class CBT training to professionals working with diverse populations and diagnoses in a variety of treatment settings. We develop new and innovative programming to meet the needs of communities around the world, and we conduct research.

CBT and Beck Institute

Since 1994, Beck Institute has been the home of Cognitive Behavior Therapy  (CBT). Dr. Aaron T. Beck, the creator of CBT, co-founded Beck Institute along with Dr. Judith S. Beck to champion and advance this valuable form of treatment. CBT is the most widely researched and evidence-based psychotherapy and has been shown in over 2,000 clinical studies to be an effective treatment for hundreds of psychiatric disorders and health conditions with psychological components. 

Though CBT has grown substantially in the last 29 years, many people are still unable to access this life-changing treatment because there simply aren’t enough well-trained therapists in their locality. Beck Institute works to train clinicians around the world. We envision a world where individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, suicidal ideation, substance use disorders and other mental health challenges can access high-quality, evidence-based psychotherapies that help them get better and stay better.  

Giving to Beck Institute

The impact of your gift is exponential. As more professionals gain access to quality CBT training, more people (and communities) benefit from the care they receive.

Hear from our trainees and colleagues about the power of quality CBT training:

A few ways your donation can help:

  • $50 – Trainee attendance at a 90-minute webinar
  • $150 – The average scholarship awarded to an individual trainee for a 2 or 3 day workshop, most frequently awarded to individuals in underserved communities
  • $300 – Amount given to trainees who work with military, veterans, and their families through our Military and Veterans Suicide Prevention Training Fund
Why Give to Beck Institute?

Your help is critical in closing a skills gap for health and mental health professionals worldwide.

Expanding access to well-trained therapists ensures greater access to the best possible care, and funds the future of quality Cognitive Behavior Therapy. People like you make achieving our mission possible, together.

A gift in any amount benefits lives for years to come.