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Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a student still exploring options for specialization, CBT can be a valuable tool in your health or mental health career. We have a plethora of resources and world-renowned training workshops in CBT, to help make your healthcare practice an even more powerful tool for helping people get and stay better.


Listed below are some of the conditions for which Cognitive Behavior Therapy is effective.


  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Agoraphobia and Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia
  • Dental Phobia
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Geriatric Anxiety
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Social Anxiety / Social Phobia
  • Withdrawal from Anti-Anxiety Medications
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Atypical Sexual Practices/Sex Offenders
  • Bipolar Disorder (in combination with medication)
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Caregiver Distress
  • Depression
  • Geriatric Depression
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anorexia
  • Binge-eating Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Gambling (in combination with medication)
  • Habit Disorders
  • Marital Discord
  • Schizophrenia (in combination with medication)
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Somatization Disorder
  • Substance Abuse
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Cocaine Abuse (CBT relapse prevention is effective)
  • Opiate Dependence
  • Smoking Cessation (Group CBT is effective, as well as CBT that has multiple treatment components in combination with relapse prevention)
  • Suicide Attempts

Medically-Related Disorders

  • Asthma with Coexisting Panic Disorder (in combination with asthma education)
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain (CBT, in combination with physical therapy, is effective for chronic pain in many medical conditions)
  • Colitis
  • Erectile Dysfunction (CBT is effective for reducing sexual anxiety and improving communication)
  • Fatigue and Functional Impairments among Cancer Survivors
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Geriatric Sleep Disorders
  • Hypertension (CBT is effective as an adjunctive treatment)
  • Hypochondriasis (the unsubstantiated belief that one has a serious medical condition)
  • Infertility (anovulation)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable-bowel Syndrome
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Non-cardiac Chest Pain
  • Obesity (CBT is effective in combination with hypnosis)
  • Pain with no known cause (Idiopathic Pain)
  • Physical complaints not explained by a medical condition (Somatoform Disorders)
  • Pre-menstrual Syndrome
  • Rheumatic Disease Pain (CBT that has multiple treatment components is effective)
  • Sickle Cell Disease Pain (CBT that has multiple treatment components is effective)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatization Disorder
  • Temporomandibular Disorder Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Vulvodynia

Children and Adolescents

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Avoidant Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Conduct Disorder (oppositional defiant disorder)
  • Depression (among adolescents, and depressive symptoms among children)
  • Distress due to medical procedures (mainly for cancer)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Overanxious Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Physical complaints not explained by a medical condition (Somatoform Disorders)
  • Post-traumatic stress Disorder
  • Recurrent Abdominal Pain
  • Separation Anxiety

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is also used for

  • Aging
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Group Therapy
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Psychiatric Inpatients
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Stress
  • Work Problems & Procrastination

@Beck Institute

Philadelphia Workshops
Located in Bala Cynwyd, just outside the Philadelphia city limits, Beck Institute features an on site 42-seat training facility.