Join us in celebrating our 25th anniversary

March 12 – 14, 2012, Cognitive Behavior Therapy Workshop

Social workers, psychiatrists, family physicians, nurses, psychologists, graduate students, and other professionals from mental health, medical, and related fields traveled from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Latvia, United Kingdom, and thirteen U.S. states. [caption id="attachment_2754" align="alignright" width="135" caption="Workshop participants engaged in dyadic roleplay to practice CBT skills."][/caption] Workshop participants agreed that the diversity of the classroom enriched the learning experience. Participants received professional training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy from Judith S.…
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CBT is Effective in Primary Health Care

A recent study published in Family Practice reviewed research on the effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) in the treatment of depression and anxiety in primary care clinics. Researchers conducted a literature review of seventeen studies, eight of which evaluated the effectiveness of supported computer-based CBT in primary care. They discovered that CBT in primary care is more effective than generic care and that primary care therapists (e.g., practice nurses,…
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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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Modular CBT for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

A recent pilot study published in Behavior Therapy found that modular Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) may help reduce symptom severity and depression in Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). BDD is characterized by an often-delusional preoccupation with an imagined or slight defect in appearance that causes significant distress and impairment in daily functioning. The current study incorporates a broadly applicable CBT treatment manual with a specific focus on the BDD model and…
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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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