Workshops

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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Student Workshops

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.

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Training

Expert Beck Institute faculty provide individual and small group supervision and consultation. 

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Patient Care

Beck Institute offers expert cognitive behavior therapy to older adolescents, adults, and older adults in suburban Philadelphia.

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Upcoming CBT Workshops

CBT for Depression & Suicidality:
Core 1

 

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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  • Sep 29–Oct 01 2014 Full
  • Dec 01–Dec 03 2014 Apply
  • Jan 26–Jan 28 2015 Apply

Personality Disorders & Challenging Problems: Core 3

 

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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  • Mar 09–Mar 11 2015 Apply

Specialty Workshops
 

 
Learn CBT for specific topics in our 3-day specialty workshops, including: Schizophrenia ;  Children & Adolescents; and PTSD.
 

CBT for Substance Abuse »

  • Sep 08–Sep 10 2014 Apply
  • May 11–May 13 2015 Apply

CBT for Children & Adolescents »

  • Mar 23–Mar 25 2015 Apply

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Workshop »

Level I: Student and Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Jun 01–Jun 03 2015 Apply

Ask Drs. Beck

 

Our Most Recent Question

Q:
What are the most essential components of CBT treatment?
A:

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.

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News

 
  • Origins of Dr. Aaron Beck’s Theory of Depression [video]

    During a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses the origins of his theory of depression. He then describes several research techniques he employed to test the psychoanalytic hypothesis that depression is caused by inverted hostility.

  • Modified Illness Perceptions Questionnaire Predicts Response to CBT for Psychosis

    OBJECTIVE: Clinical responsiveness to cognitive behavioural therapy for psychosis (CBTp) varies. Recent research has demonstrated that illness perceptions predict active engagement in therapy, and, thereby, better outcomes. In this study, we aimed to investigate the psychometric properties of a modification of the Illness Perceptions Questionnaire (M-IPQ) designed to predict response following CBTp.

  • Integrating New Wave Therapies and CBT [video]

    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 of the disorder in order to address patients’ specific needs based on their individual case conceptualization.

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