Systems of Psychotherapy (Part 1)

In this video from Beck Institute’s recent CBT Workshop for Students and Faculty, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses cognitive behavior therapy within the context of systems of psychotherapy. Dr. Beck explains that CBT’s rich theoretical background has been validated and systemized and that the therapy itself is derived directly from the theory. CBT is part of a system of psychotherapy; its theory guides the selection of effective treatment methods for particular patients, across various disorders.

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CBT for Children and Adolescents

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Children and Adolescents

Dr. Aaron Beck at Beck Institute's CBT for Children and Adolescent's Workshop

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The Positive and Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia

In this video from a recent workshop at the Beck Institute, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses CBT treatment for the positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia. First, Dr. Beck clarifies the difference between negative symptoms (such as social withdrawal) and positive symptoms (such as delusions and hallucinations). Then he explains that treating the negative symptoms of schizophrenia helps patients to reengage in life. As patients become more engaged, their positive symptoms (delusions and hallucinations) tend to decrease. Likewise, treatment that reduces positive symptoms helps patients to overcome their social withdrawal and engage in the real world.

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