Does Beck Institute offer certification in cognitive therapy?

Beck Institute trains, but does not certify, cognitive behavior therapists. The Academy of Cognitive Therapy is the certifying body for cognitive behavior therapists.

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, 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

How do I become a Beck Institute supervisor?

Dr. Judith Beck, in consultation with Dr. Aaron Beck and others, invites expert clinicians to become Beck Institute supervisors. If you have further questions, please email us at

Does Beck Institute offer supervision of supervision?

Yes. If you are interested in learning to supervise other cognitive therapists, you must first successfully complete one standard term of supervision and receive 3 scores of 50 or higher on the CTRS. You must also receive a recommendation from your supervisor to begin supervision of supervision.

I do not have English-speaking clients. Can I still participate in your supervision program?

Yes, trainees may submit translated transcripts of therapy sessions and receive voice-to-voice or email supervision. Alternatively, we may be able to provide you with a Beck Institute supervisor who can listen to your tapes and conduct supervision calls in other languages such as Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, and Thai. Some international trainees who speak English decide to offer treatment at a reduced fee, if need be, to an English-speaking client.