Entries by Sarah Licata

Teaching and Supervising CBT

by Donna Sudak, MD   Did you learn CBT through the tradition of “See one, do one, teach one?” Were your instructors and supervisors clinicians who had never learned the principles of adult learning? Did they instead teach or supervise you in the way they themselves had been taught or supervised? Dissemination and training of […]

The Future of Community Mental Health for Persons with Severe Mental Illness

by Aaron T. Beck, MD   Part 3 of 3 Read part 1, A Biography of Cognitive Behavior Therapy Read part 2, The Evolution of CBT in Community Mental Health   I think that it is going to take a number of years for us to really get our Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy approach fully implanted. The […]

The Evolution of CBT in Community Mental Health

  Aaron T. Beck, MD Part 2 of 3 (Read part 1, A Biography of Cognitive Behavior Therapy)   At some point, Cognitive Therapy morphed into what was then called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and continued to be quite popular.  It turned out to be widespread, and people came to us from all over the world for […]

Using Rogerian Counseling Skills

You (the therapist) need to use all the basic Rogerian counseling skills. In other words, you need to be a nice human being in the room with the client and treat every client the way you’d like to be treated. And of course, therapists need to work on their own negative reactions to clients. – […]

The Hallmark of Cognitive Therapy

The hallmark of cognitive therapy is understanding clients’ reactions—emotional and behavioral—in terms of how they interpret situations. – Judith S. Beck  

Positive Reinforcement

“Clients should always be positively reinforced for expressing their doubts and concerns about therapy or the therapist. ” Judith S. Beck