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The Role of Focus within the New Generic Cognitive Model

At a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck, Dr. Judith Beck, and Dr. Torrey Creed discuss the central role of focus within the new generic cognitive model (See Beck, A.T., & Haigh, E.A.P., 2014). Dr. Beck further describes the inattention bias among clients and cautions about the risk of overusing refocusing to avoid unpleasant feelings. For CBT Resources, visit https://beckinstitute.org [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_5j-OOfdng[/embed]
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CBT Methods with Unassimilated Immigrants

During a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck comments on the challenges unassimilated immigrants and their second generation offspring may face, as well as their susceptibility to mental illness. Dr. Beck cites research conducted in Great Britain and discusses the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) among this population. For CBT resources, visit our website.
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Integrating New Wave Therapies and CBT

In this video from a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses how new wave therapies can be integrated into the cognitive therapy (CT) framework. Dr. Beck describes when it is helpful to utilize newer strategies that encompass for example, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and dialectical behavior therapy. Dr. Beck emphasizes the importance of using these strategies within the general theoretical model of CT and specific case formulation…
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Validation for Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder

During a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck explains that in recent years eastern philosophies and religions have had an increased influence on CBT and which have been incorporated into mindfulness based cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectic behavior therapy. In discussing DBT, he emphasizes the importance of validation with borderline personality disorder patients. For CBT resources, visit our website.
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Practical Solutions for CBT Training and Certification

In this video from a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck and Dr. Judith Beck discuss CBT training and certification in countries with vigorous, and often impracticable standards for CBT certification. As a practical solution, Dr. Judith Beck proposes a step wise training program for basic to advanced levels of certification and a corresponding triage system for patients. For more CBT resources, visit our website.
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