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.

Does Beck Institute offer group supervision?

Yes. Up to four people from the same organization can participate together in the group supervision program. One therapist per week submits a recording on a rotating basis.

What happens if I do not meet the requirements for successful completion of your supervision program?

You will receive a Letter of Participation documenting your participation in the supervision program and you may enroll in additional terms.

What kind of credential will I receive upon successful completion of your supervision program?

When you successfully complete the supervision program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. You are encouraged to obtain certification in cognitive therapy through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

What are the requirements for successful completion of the supervision program?

Periodically, your supervisor rates your progress on the Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale (CTRS). In order to receive a Certificate of Completion, you must obtain a score of 40 three times and receive a letter of recommendation from your supervisor. Trainees who do not reach competency during the term receive a Letter of Participation and may enroll in additional terms.

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.

How is supervision conducted?

Supervision is conducted via telephone, Skype or similar means. Email supervision is available for non-English speaking participants.

I do not have a license. Am I eligible to participate in your supervision program?

International trainees are not required to have a license. If you practice in the US, you must have a license if your state requires it. We ask you to provide the appropriate documentation.

Am I responsible for securing clients, or does Beck Institute provide them?

For supervision sessions, you will record clients from your own practice.