We’re known worldwide for providing excellent CBT training.

Graduate students, psychiatric residents, pre-doctoral interns, post-doctoral fellows and other mental health trainees from around the world are invited to join this intensive, three-day experiential training.

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.

To make our training more accessible to students, Beck Institute offers the CBT for Depression and Suicide workshop once each year at a reduced cost. This workshop is exclusive to students, and presents a wonderful networking opportunity with other mental health trainees from around the world.

List of Training Programs

Online Training

Essentials of CBT: The Beck Approach

This interactive course provides the foundation you need to provide effective treatment and hone your therapeutic skills. Build your knowledge in CBT by learning from the source.

CBT for Depression

Deepen your understanding of depression and learn how CBT experts successfully treat even severely depressed patients.

CBT for Anxiety

Master the skills needed to effectively treat common Anxiety Disorders including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Build your CBT toolkit by learning evidence-based interventions for anxiety and applying the skills to your own clients.

Student Scholarship Competition

  • Every year, Beck Institute holds a scholarship competition for graduate students and mental health trainees. Ten applicants receive full-tuition scholarships to attend the annual Graduate Student Workshop.
  • This annual competition begins in February and winners are announced in early April.
  • Subscribe to our newsletter to be one of the first to know when the 2017 Student Scholarship Competition is open.

Training FAQs

Does Beck Institute offer internships or post-doctoral fellowships?

Please contact us at info@beckinstitute.org for information about internship or volunteer opportunities.  We do not offer pre- or post-doctoral internships at this time.

What are the requirements for practicing as a cognitive therapist?

All professionals who practice psychotherapy must do so within the legal requirements of their own locales. No legal body regulates the practice of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT); however, competent cognitive behavior therapists 1) have received training and supervision specific to CBT and 2) undertake ongoing efforts to develop and maintain their competence. Beck Institute strongly supports certification by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy as a way to promote standards of practice and care.

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.

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