Patient Care at
Beck Institute

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

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Training for Professionals

Supervision, consultation, and 3-day CBT workshops on Depression & Suicidality, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, and other topics.

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Training for Organizations

Expert Beck Institute faculty provide CBT presentations and staff training for hospitals, community mental health centers, and similar organizations.

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Annual Student
CBT 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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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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  • Apr 27–Apr 29 2015 Apply
  • Jul 20–Jul 22 2015 Apply
  • Dec 07–Dec 09 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

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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  • Tips for Implementing Cognitive Restructuring [Video]

    In this video from a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck describes how to validate clients while implementing cognitive restructuring techniques. An important part of the therapeutic process is being aware of clients' interpersonal vulnerabilities, checking with them for their feedback, and keeping them informed of treatment approaches.

  • Internet-based CBT for Depression

    In this study we investigated whether an Internet-based computerized cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) program can decrease the risk of DSM-IV-TR major depressive episodes (MDE) during a 12-month follow-up of a randomized controlled trial of Japanese workers.
     

  • Telephone-CBT is Effective for Adolescents with OCD

    OBJECTIVE: Many adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) do not have access to evidence-based treatment. A randomized controlled non-inferiority trial was conducted in a specialist OCD clinic to evaluate the effectiveness of telephone cognitive-behavioral therapy (TCBT) for adolescents with OCD compared to standard clinic-based, face-to-face CBT.

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