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Designed to raise the competency levels of clinicians at all levels of experience (beginner to advanced) by providing training in the essential competencies and protocols that cross diagnostic categories.
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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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Under the direction of Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., this three-day workshop focuses on fundamental cognitive behavior theory and treatment for anxiety in adults.
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Beck Institute offers a variety of programs, including onsite workshops, supervision, and training at other sites, on a range of CBT topics.
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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.
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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. Aaron Beck describes cognitive theory and concepts. He provides examples to illustrate how CBT is employed to modify key negative beliefs and perceptions.
This week I had a session with my dieter, Audrey, who is having a holiday-themed housewarming party on Sunday. In session we discussed how she would handle this – although we didn’t spend very much time talking about what she would do during the actual party.
According to a new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a more effective and efficient treatment for binging and purging associated with bulimia nervosa than psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
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Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy
One Belmont Avenue, Suite 700
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004-1610