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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 graduate students in health or mental health fields will be held in Philadelphia in August 2015.
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.
During a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck and Judith Beck discuss therapeutic rapport, providing examples from their own experiences. Two ways of building the therapeutic alliance include sharing common ground and connecting on a human level.
Cognitive behavioral stress management groups have been shown to be decrease psychological symptoms and increase adaptive coping in breast cancer patients, but dissemination of this effective intervention has been challenging.
In this video from a recent Beck Institute workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck, Dr. Judith Beck, and Dr. Amy Wenzel describe strategies for empowering clients with anxiety and the role of medication in supporting long-term personal growth.
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