During a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck and Dr. Judith Beck discuss addressing clients' automatic thoughts that may be true but unhelpful. They describe how therapists can help clients evaluate whether thoughts are productive in helping them reach their goals. For CBT resources, visit our website.
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In this video from a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck explains which types of automatic thoughts are important to address with clients. He then uses an example to explain the difference between affect laden thoughts and goal interfering thoughts, and notes that clients are often easily able to differentiate between the two. For CBT resources, visit our website.
In this video from a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck explains that it is not useful to address all automatic thoughts. Rather, salient automatic thoughts, such as those that lead to unpleasant affect, should be identified, evaluated, and modified when appropriate. For CBT resources, visit our website.
In this video from a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses ways to elicit relevant automatic thoughts from clients. He gives examples of using imagery and in-vivo role-plays to teach clients how to identify automatic thoughts in session. Once clients learn how, they can begin to identify and modify interfering automatic thoughts throughout life. For CBT resources, visit our website.
In this video from a recent Beck Institute workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses the similarities and differences between cognitive therapy and modern psychodynamic therapy. Both theories delve into the significance of automatic thoughts and their meanings, and both utilize action plans in therapy. Dr. Beck explains, however, that cognitive therapy is based on the generic cognitive model and requires a structured, action-oriented session, while wpsychodynamic therapy utilizes a more discursive,…
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.