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 Workshop

A special 3 day workshop for graduate students in health or mental health fields will be held in Philadelphia in August 2015.

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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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  • Dec 01–Dec 03 2014 Full
  • Jan 26–Jan 28 2015 Apply
  • Apr 27–Apr 29 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
  • Aug 17–Aug 19 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 »

  • 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

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What are the most essential components of CBT treatment?

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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  • The Future of Psychotherapy [video]

    During a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck describes his thoughts on the future of psychotherapy, envisioning a more interdisciplinary and integrated understanding of mental health based on the cognitive model.

  • CBT Helps Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Cope with Pain

    OBJECTIVE: Two psychological interventions for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are cognitive-behavioral coping skills training (CST) and written emotional disclosure (WED). These approaches have developed independently, and their combination may be more effective than either one alone. Furthermore, most studies of each intervention have methodological limitations, and each needs further testing.

  • CBT is shown to be Effective for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

    There are few effective treatments for body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and a pressing need to develop such treatments. We examined the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of a manualized modular cognitive-behavioral therapy for BDD (CBT-BDD). 


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