Direction of Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Dr. Aaron Beck discusses the past, present, and future of the field of cognitive behavior therapy. He explains his initial intentions were to build therapeutic alliance with patients, and develop theoretical understanding of depression – not start a new school or therapy. Dr. Beck notes that we presently have a cognitive model that encompasses all psychopathology, and there are specialized techniques to treat individual disorders. The future will involve a wide range of research, training and clinical practice to further modify and enhance the practice of cognitive behavior therapy. To find out more about our trainings or to register for a workshop in which you will learn directly from Drs. Judith and Aaron Beck please visit:

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