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CBT for Schizophrenia

Dr. Aaron Beck discusses the evolution of research on CBT for schizophrenia and psychosis. Cognitive Therapy was initially used in chronic cases of schizophrenia to improve symptom relief by reducing delusions and hallucinations. For acute cases of schizophrenia, CBT was combined with pharmacotherapy to treat more severe symptoms. Dr. Beck goes on to discuss more recent research, in which therapists have attempted to treat schizophrenia with psychotherapy alone (no medication).…
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Competency in Cognitive Behavior Therapy

In this video Dr. Aaron Beck and Dr. Judith Beck are asked to comment on CBT training protocol in Australia and the United Kingdom. Dr. Judith Beck explains there is a difference between amount of training in CBT and competency in CBT which leads Dr. Aaron Beck to describe the Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale (CTRS) and its usefulness assessing competency in CBT. For a copy of the CTRS visit our…
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CBT and Technology

In this video Dr. Aaron Beck discusses delivering Cognitive Behavior Therapy via various new technologies. Dr. Beck explains how using the phone, Skype, and computer programs for delivering treatment can be extremely useful in "reaching the unreachable." He stresses the importance of the therapeutic relationship in a CBT session, and explains results from recent studies looking at the effects of technology integration. For more information about CBT training directed by…
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Suppressing Thoughts and Obsessions

Dr. Aaron Beck explains the research on suppressing thoughts and obsessions. He explains how taking a negative stance towards thoughts can ultimately make them worse in frequency and severity of the negativity of the thoughts themselves. For more information about CBT training directed by Drs. Judith and Aaron Beck visit our CBT Workshops page.
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Special Announcement: Beck Scales, Qualification Levels Expand

The qualification levels required to purchase the Beck Scales have expanded to include (non-licensed) master’s level mental health professionals (Qual B), in addition to licensed professionals (Q1 and Q2). Scales available at www.beckscales.com: Beck Depression Beck Depression Inventory®–II Beck Anxiety Inventory® Beck Hopelessness Scale® Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation® Beck Youth Inventories™ - Second Edition Clark-Beck Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory Beck InterpreTrak™ BDI® – FastScreen for Medical Patients Inventory®-II
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Cultural Differences in CBT for Children

A participant from Singapore explains a common core belief based in all-or-nothing thinking. Dr. Beck recalls a patient vignette which helps describe a similar pattern of thinking (to the described students in Singapore) and the procedure Dr. Beck followed for treatment. For more information about CBT training or to register for a workshop directed by Drs. Judith and Aaron Beck visit our CBT Workshops page.
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