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Tag: Dr. Aaron Beck

Systems of Psychotherapy (Part 1)

In this video from Beck Institute's recent CBT Workshop for Students and Faculty, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses cognitive behavior therapy within the context of systems of psychotherapy. Dr. Beck explains that CBT's rich theoretical background has been validated and systemized and that the therapy itself is derived directly from the theory. CBT is part of a system of psychotherapy; its theory guides the selection of effective treatment methods for particular…

The Positive and Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia

In this video from a recent workshop at the Beck Institute, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses CBT treatment for the positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia. First, Dr. Beck clarifies the difference between negative symptoms (such as social withdrawal) and positive symptoms (such as delusions and hallucinations). Then he explains that treating the negative symptoms of schizophrenia helps patients to reengage in life. As patients become more engaged, their positive symptoms…

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Dr. Aaron Beck discusses his experience in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and some of the strategies he used early in his career. Dr. Beck explains how using what he learned from the behavior movement and Albert Ellis he was able to modify his therapeutic strategies to be more effective.  Click here to learn more about Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Dr. Aaron Beck’s Current Research

Dr. Aaron Beck discusses his current work with leading researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Beck is working with patients with difficult cases of schizophrenia. His team has tried to undercut the negative attitude of the participants by giving them a series of successful experiences to build their confidence. Instilling positive affect provides motivation. Dr. Beck is hopeful that this research will yield far-reaching results. To ask Dr. Beck…

April 4 – 6, 2011, Cognitive Behavior Therapy Workshop Level I

April 2011: Psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, social workers, professors, counselors, and other professionals from mental health, medical, and related fields traveled from 18 states and 8 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Peru, and United Arab Emirates. Pictured above-left, Dr. Aaron T. Beck conducts a roleplay with Ricardo Luiz Malina Losso, a psychiatrist from Brazil, to demonstrate useful techniques to use for challenging problems when working with patients. Dr. Beck…

Case Conference with Aaron T. Beck, M.D.

Earlier this week, students, faculty and professionals from local universities and mental health organizations visited the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research to watch a live patient session, conducted by Dr. Aaron Beck, followed by a case conference. Although we cannot disclose the particulars of the case, below are some of the general points that came up, from participants in attendance, in a Q & A session with Dr. Beck: That patients often…