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The Beck Institute Learning Path

Our Recommended Learning Path

Our recommended learning path covers fundamental CBT skills and advanced techniques for challenging problems. Start with our Essentials and Core courses to begin building a strong foundation in CBT, and then add on specialty courses that correlate to your interests to maximize learning and growth proficiency in CBT.


We strongly recommend clinicians at any level of experience begin with our Essentials of CBT online course. This course provides training in the essential competencies and protocols that cross diagnostic categories. The online format provides instructional videos of therapy sessions, and a Forum where our faculty answer your questions.

Essentials of CBT: The Beck Approach


Our core courses teach fundamental CBT for depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. Available both in-person and online, you will learn how to conceptualize clients and provide more effective treatment.

CBT for Depression
CBT for Personality Disorders


Specialty workshops are designed for professionals seeing CBT training in the treatment of specific disorders and/or populations. The topic-specific skills building workshops offer the opportunity to focus on a specific subset of CBT practice-related concerns.