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Tailored Internet-Based CBT is Effective for Depression

According to a recent study published in Plos One, tailored internet-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) may be helpful in the treatment of depression. In the current study, researchers compared individually tailored, internet-based self-help CBT to standardized (non-tailored) internet-based CBT and an active control (a monitored online discussion group). Participants included 121 individuals diagnosed with major depressive disorder and a range of comorbid symptoms. The standardized CBT (non-tailored) group received 8…
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The Versatility of Cognitive Behavior Therapy

In this video clip from a recent 3-day CBT Workshop at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses the similarities and differences between CBT for Depression and CBT for Schizophrenia. Dr. Beck explains that both treatments aim to help patients relinquish their feelings of alienation and to elevate their beliefs about themselves and their future. Treatment for Schizophrenia also addresses the specific symptoms of schizophrenia, such…
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Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Depression

In this clip from a recent 3-day workshop at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses CBT strategies for suicidal patients facing a number of losses or negative events (e.g., loss of job/family/assets/health/etc.) Dr. Beck explains that depression stems from the meaning one attaches to life events rather than the events themselves. For example, a person who is vulnerable to depression might believe, "Losing my job…
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Terapia Cognitiva Conductal [The Future of CBT]

Dr. Aaron Beck discusses the future of Cognitive Therapy at Beck Institute's Cognitive Behavior Therapy Workshop in Spanish. According to Dr. Beck, the theory of Cognitive Therapy rests on the science of human behavior and human psychopathology. As the scientific basis expands (e.g., neuroscience, psychopathology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, etc.), so too will Cognitive Therapy.  www.beckinstitute.org/cbt-workshops.
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Terapia Cognitiva Conductal [The Many Applications of Cognitive Therapy]

Dr. Beck discusses the many different applications of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)—and states that he never would have expected CBT to be utilized in the treatment of so many different conditions. For example, CBT can be useful in the treatment of patients with epilepsy; it can reduce the likelihood of additional heart attacks among cardiac patients; and it can help with cancer-related depression. www.beckinstitute.org/cbt-workshops
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Cognitive Therapy – Negative Core Beliefs (Part 2)

Dr. Aaron Beck answers questions from participants at Beck Institute's first ever CBT Workshop in Spanish. In this clip, Dr. Beck discusses how core beliefs influence the impact of traumatic events. The activation of negative core beliefs about one's situation can make it even more difficult to cope with life after a traumatic event. You can ask Dr. Aaron Beck your own questions at a Beck Institute CBT Workshop. For more…
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