We’re known worldwide for providing excellent CBT training.

We know that better trained clinicians equal more healthy people.

We offer a full range of training opportunities for professionals, educators, and students. Whether you’re a CBT novice or well versed in the practice, training with our faculty can hone your skills and prepare you for excellence in the field.

Grow your CBT skills and improve your clinical practice by learning CBT the Beck way. Our Core Curriculum helps participants build the basic and essential skills and competencies for effective treatment and our Specialty Workshops offer concentrated, intensive training in the treatment of specific disorders and/or populations. After completing a workshop, enroll in the Supervision program which provides tailored case consultation from Beck Institute Faculty via phone or video conferencing to further enhance knowledge and skills. Through our Training for Organizations Program, organizations can request similar or modified curricula to be delivered by Beck Institute faculty at their locations.

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Training FAQs

Does Beck Institute offer certification in cognitive therapy?

Beck Institute trains, but does not certify, cognitive behavior therapists. The Academy of Cognitive Therapy is the certifying body for cognitive behavior therapists.

Do you offer scholarships or financial aid for Beck Institute training programs?

In some cases, yes. We offer training scholarships to therapists working with active-duty or veteran military personnel, needs-based scholarships, and we offer a special workshop annually at a reduced rate for students.

Other financial aid may be available. For more information, please email Maritza Lawson at education@beckinstitute.org.

What are the prerequisites for attending a workshop?

Participants must hold at least a master’s degree in a mental health, education, medical, or related field, although we do consider graduate students on a case-by-case basis. Graduate Students are eligible to attend our annual Graduate Student Workshop: CBT for Depression. We recommend (but do not require) participants to attend at least one Core Curriculum workshop before attending a Specialty Workshop.

Which Core Curriculum workshop is right for me?

The Core Curriculum workshops are designed to build the essential knowledge and practice competencies in CBT. Core 1 (Depression) focuses on the fundamentals of CBT: case conceptualization, treatment planning, goal setting, session structure, identifying and responding to automatic thoughts, behavioral experiments, etc. Core 2 (Anxiety) covers theory and treatment specific to the more commonly encountered anxiety disorders such as GAD, Social Phobia, and Panic Disorder. Finally, Core 3 focuses on challenges: personality disorders, problems in the therapeutic relationship, problems with homework completion and therapy engagement, difficulties with identifying cognitions, and other seeming obstacles to therapy. We recommend having taken Core 1 or 2 before Core 3, depending on prior experience and familiarity with CBT.

Who conducts your workshops?

Dr. Judith Beck directs all workshops and teaches at many of them. Beck Institute faculty, who have specific expertise in specialty areas, also present. Dr. Aaron Beck conducts a question and answer session at most Philadelphia workshops.

Continuing Education Information

CE FAQs

How can I find out if my organization approves CE credit from IAHB?

You can find this out by reading the accreditation information provided on our website. If a particular board is not listed, you may contact the board for further details.

Can I receive CE credit if I only attended part of the workshop?

No, you must attend the workshop in full in order to receive CE credit.

Can I be granted CE credit retroactively for a workshop I attended in the past?

IAHB does not grant credit retroactively. All CE requirements must be fulfilled on-site at the workshop.

When and how will I receive my CE certificate?

You will receive your CE certificate via e-mail within one week of the workshop’s end.

Will I receive any proof of CE credit?

Yes, you will receive a certificate of completion after all necessary steps are completed.

What steps do I need to take to ensure I receive CE credit?

In order to receive CE credit, you will need to sign in daily at the workshop, complete the Attendance Verification Form (CAV) and complete the course evaluation. You will receive these forms at the workshop.

Can I earn CEs/CMEs through your workshops?

Yes. Attendance at our three-day Philadelphia workshops earns 18 CE credits and two-day workshops earn 12 CE credits. Cost of CE credits is included in your registration payment.

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