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January 31 – February 1, 2012, Cognitive Behavior Therapy Workshop Level I: Depression and Anxiety

February 2012: Earlier this week psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, social workers, professors, counselors, nurses and other professionals from mental health, medical, and related fields traveled from 15 states and 7 countries (including Australia, Brazil, Canada,  Colombia, Japan, Thailand, and United Kingdom) to attend this month’s Cognitive Behavior Therapy Workshop Level I on Depression and Anxiety at Beck Institute. Participants had the opportunity to gain professional training from Aaron T. Beck, M.D.,…
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December 12 – 14, 2011, Cognitive Behavior Therapy Workshop Level I: Depression and Anxiety

[caption id="attachment_2548" align="alignleft" width="150"] Dr. Beck conducting roleplay with a workshop participant.[/caption] December 2011: Last week at Beck Institute, psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, social workers, professors, counselors, nurses and other professionals from mental health, medical, and related fields traveled from 13 US states and 6 foreign countries (including Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Ireland, and Japan) to attend this month’s Cognitive Behavior Therapy Workshop Level I on Depression and Anxiety at Beck…
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Exercise and Depression

Dr. Aaron Beck discusses the effect of exercise on depressed patients. Some contributing factors include the importance of exercise and whether an individual has a genetic predisposition to depression. Dr. Beck encourages therapists to collaboratively work on activity scheduling with individual suffering from depression.
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Psychotherapy as an epigenetic ‘drug’: psychiatric therapeutics target symptoms linked to malfunctioning brain circuits with psychotherapy as well as with drugs

Psychotherapy may be just as effective as psychopharmacology in treating psychiatric disorders. Psychotherapy focuses on psychodynamic and psychoanalytic prinicples while psychopharmacology is based on neurobiology. In the past, more emphasis was placed on psychopharmacology to treat psychiatric disorders. This article suggest that a psychotherapy could change the brain chemistry, eliciting the same results as drug therapy. Circuits in the brain are affected by efficiency of information processing. Many different disorders,…
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CBT/MET Therapy Helps Improve Symptoms in Comorbid MDD/AUD Adolescents

A recent, two-year acute phase trial published in Addictive Behaviors found both manual-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and motivation enhancement therapy (MET) to be beneficial treatments for adolescents suffering from both major depressive disorder (MDD) and alcohol use disorder (AUD). This was the first controlled study to compare CBT/MET with fluoxetine or placebo versus naturalistic care (control group), among adolescents with comorbid MDD/AUD. Participants included 50 adolescents (ages 15-20) who…
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The Biological Aspect of Depression

Dr. Aaron Beck discusses the neurological effects of depression and how Cognitive Behavior Therapy works in treating it. He also describes the biological aspect of the negative bias and how CBT can be used to reverse that bias. This video was taken at Beck Institute's CBT for Children and Adolescents workshop. For more information, or to register for our next workshop visit: www.beckinstitute.org/cbt-workshops/
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