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Tag: Behavioral Experiments

Behavioral Experiments in Cognitive Therapy

In this video from a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses the use of behavioral experiments in cognitive therapy. He explains that behavioral experiments are more than just "getting the patient active". Instead, they are also used to help the client test and then modify inaccurate and unhelpful beliefs that impact healthy functioning. For CBT resources, visit our website.
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Using Cognitive Therapy to treat Delusions

Dr. Aaron Beck recently responded to an interviewer's questions about addressing delusions among Schizophrenic patients. One of the central tenets of Cognitive Therapy is that individuals learn to evaluate their thinking and look for evidence that supports and/or contradicts their perceptions. The interviewer asked Dr. Beck how this pursuit of evidence plays out when individuals are having delusions and literally 'seeing' objects/people that aren't really there. Interviewer: How... do you persuade someone to ignore the evidence…
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