Assessing Therapist Competence in CBT

At a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses how psychotherapists can use self-monitoring tools to measure their competence in CBT. Recording sessions is one way to evaluate and self-reflect on key CBT skills. Dr. Beck also discusses the use of the Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale (CTRS) which is a tool designed to measure competency and can highlight a therapist’s specific strengths and weaknesses in a session.

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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 Professional Tools and Resources Page. To attend a Beck Institute workshop and ask Drs. Beck your questions go to