AUGUST 13-15, 2012: 173 post-doctoral fellows, psychiatry residents, other graduate students, and faculty from mental health, medical, and related fields traveled from 27 states and 10 foreign countries, including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Philippines, Slovenia, South Africa and Thailand, to Philadelphia, PA for Beck Institute’s 3rd Annual Cognitive Behavior Therapy Workshop for Graduate Students and Faculty. The diversity of attendees was remarkable. Students and faculty came from all over the world, demonstrating a tremendous commitment to the study and practice of cognitive behavior therapy.
On the first two days of training, Dr. Judith Beck covered the fundamentals of cognitive behavior therapy and CBT for depression. On the third day of training, Dr. Randy Fingerhut , Assistant Professor of Psychology at LaSalle University, covered CBT for anxiety disorders.
In addition to didactic instruction, our attendees participated in case discussions, dyadic role plays, and other experiential exercises to practice newly learned CBT strategies and techniques with their peers and colleagues.
Dr. Judith Beck conducted several role plays with workshop participants to demonstrate a variety of CBT techniques for treating depression, and Dr. Aaron Beck participated in a special question and answer and role play session with workshop participants. He answered clinical questions and questions about CBT history, research, and theory, and role played with a workshop participant on how to divert a client’s attention from distress.
Afterward, both Drs. Beck met with the Beck Institute scholarship winners for an intimate discussion about current CBT research.
Next year’s CBT Workshop for Graduate Students and Faculty will be held on August 12-14, 2013. Click here for more information. For more pictures from our Student and Faculty Workshop visit our Facebook page.