Latest CBT News from Beck.

In regular blog postings, staff of Beck Institute offer informational resources for professionals, students and the general public. You’ll find information on CBT research around the world, training programs, new books, and CBT in the news. It is also a forum to ask questions and share your experiences with CBT.

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. – […]

A Biography of Cognitive Behavior Therapy

by Aaron T. Beck Part 1 of 3   I thought I would begin today with a little bit of the history, but as Emerson once said, “There is no such thing as history, only biography.”  So I am going to give you my biography and we will see how it wraps up into history. […]

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  

Why do we structure the session in the first place?

“Every minute in a session is precious, and we want to maximize the time we have to help clients learn to deal with the issues that are most important to them.” Dr. Judith Beck  

My Inspiration for Writing the Basic and Advanced Books in CBT

By Judith S. Beck, PhD, President, Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy   Guilford Publications asked me to reflect on my reasons for writing Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond and Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems: What to Do When the Basics Don’t Work, both of which Guilford first published in 1995 and 2005, respectively. Below […]