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Introduction to CBT

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Beck Institute promotes excellence in CBT

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based form of psychotherapy, during which clients and therapists work as a team to identify and solve problems. It has been demonstrated to be effective for psychiatric problems, psychological disorders, and medical issues. As the world’s leading authority on CBT as developed by Dr. Aaron Beck, Beck Institute provides comprehensive training and resources in CBT. 

What is CBT?

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a scientifically tested form of psychotherapy that is effective for many different disorders and problems. In contrast to many forms of therapy, CBT is a solution-focused approach to treatment, oriented toward solving problems and learning skills.

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.


Because research has shown CBT to be helpful to so many people, it is frequently in the news. As it is continually studied, refined, and applied to new problems, there’s often new information about CBT—and Beck Institute—in the media.

Tools & Resources

A wealth of books, tools, and resources are available to increase your knowledge of CBT, many of which can be found right here. Our offerings range from our patient pamphlets to books and DVDs by leading experts in CBT. LEARN MORE