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3-day workshops for health and mental health professionals. Depression & Suicidality, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Schizophrenia, PTSD, Substance Abuse, and CBT for Children.
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A special 3 day workshop for students in health or mental health fields will be held both in Philadelphia and in San Francisco in 2014.
Expert Beck Institute faculty provide individual and small group supervision and consultation.
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Beck Institute offers expert cognitive behavior therapy to older adolescents, adults, and older adults in suburban Philadelphia.
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Our Core 1 Workshop is designed to teach the fundamentals of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for depression and suicidality through an experiential workshop at the Beck Institute under the direction of Judith Beck, Ph.D.
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Our Core 3 workshop is designed for experienced professionals who want to enhance their ability to deliver CBT to clients who pose a challenge. Participants are encouraged to bring notes and patient session recordings of complex cases for discussion.
Level I: Student and Post-Doctoral Fellow
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It's important to remember that cognitive behavior therapists use a different formulation for each psychiatric disorder. We use this formulation in conceptualizing the individual patient which is an essential component to developing a sound therapeutic relationship, setting goals, planning treatment, and selecting interventions. Building trust and rapport with patients from the very first contact, demonstrating accurate empathy, sharing the conceptualization with the patient (and making sure it “rings true” for the patient), and collaborating are also essential. Another important part of every therapy session is helping patients respond to inaccurate or unhelpful ideas. The basic question to ask when a patient is reporting a distressing situation, emotion, or dysfunctional behavior is: “What is going through your mind right now?” Once we help patients identify their dysfunctional thinking, we help them gain more adaptive and accurate perspectives, especially by helping them examine the validity and usefulness of their thoughts. We also help them design behavioral experiments to test the accuracy of their predictions.
In this video from a recent Beck Institute workshop, Dr. Judith Beck and Dr. Aaron Beck describe the important distinction between specific phobia and panic disorder. Dr. Aaron Beck then provides an example illustrating a safety behavior utilized by a panic disorder patient.
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Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy
One Belmont Avenue, Suite 700
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004-1610