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Practical Solutions for CBT Training and Certification

In this video from a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck and Dr. Judith Beck discuss CBT training and certification in countries with vigorous, and often impracticable standards for CBT certification. As a practical solution, Dr. Judith Beck proposes a step wise training program for basic to advanced levels of certification and a corresponding triage system for patients.

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A Monthly Summary of Beck Institute Updates [September 2013]

In its efforts to encourage the growth and dissemination of CBT throughout the world, Beck Institute has expanded its online presence across social media and other platforms. To keep you (our readers) informed of our most recent updates, we’ve decided to implement a monthly summary including: blogs, CBT articles, CBT trainings, and other updates for our readers. We’re very excited about some of the new developments at Beck Institute, including our new Core Curriculum. Please use the following links to go back and read what you may have missed from September 2013:

Click here for a complete schedule of Beck Institute workshops

See what you missed in August 2013

A Monthly Summary of Beck Institute Updates [August 2013]

In its efforts to encourage the growth and dissemination of CBT throughout the world, Beck Institute has expanded its online presence across social media and other platforms. To keep you (our readers) informed of our most recent updates, we’ve decided to implement a monthly summary including: blogs, CBT articles, CBT trainings, and other updates for our readers. We’re very excited about some of the new developments at Beck Institute, including our new Core Curriculum. Please use the following links to go back and read what you may have missed from August 2013:

Click here for a complete schedule of Beck Institute workshops

See what you missed in July 2013

The Therapeutic Alliance

In this video from a recent CBT workshop at the Beck Institute, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses the therapeutic alliance. He stresses the importance of fostering a strong working alliance to achieve therapeutic gain, as well as developing strategies for working with clients with varying personalities.

For more information on Beck Institute’s workshops, visit our website.

A Monthly Summary of Beck Institute Updates [July 2013]

In its efforts to encourage the growth and dissemination of CBT throughout the world, Beck Institute has expanded its online presence across social media and other platforms. To keep you (our readers) informed of our most recent updates, we’ve decided to implement a monthly summary including: blogs, CBT articles, CBT trainings, and other updates for our readers. We’re very excited about some of the new developments at Beck Institute, including our new Core Curriculum. Please use the following links to go back and read what you may have missed from July 2013:

Click here for a complete schedule of Beck Institute workshops

See what you missed in July 2013

A Monthly Summary of Beck Institute Updates [June 2013]

In its efforts to encourage the growth and dissemination of CBT throughout the world, Beck Institute has expanded its online presence across social media and other platforms. To keep you (our readers) informed of our most recent updates, we’ve decided to implement a monthly summary including: blogs, CBT articles, CBT trainings, and other updates for our readers. We’re very excited about some of the new developments at Beck Institute, including our new Core Curriculum. Please use the following links to go back and read what you may have missed from June 2013:

Click here for a complete schedule of Beck Institute workshops

See what you missed in May 2013

The Human Element in CBT

In this video from a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses the importance of the therapeutic alliance in CBT. Today, such skills as empathy, warmth, and understanding are emphasized in all of the psychotherapies and associated with successful outcomes. Dr. Beck explains that “knowing the patient’s story” is key to establishing a “human element.” CBT therapists are trained to utilize CBT techniques, not robotically, but within the context of the client’s individual conceptualization and personal “story.”

Beck Institute hosts a number of workshops on a wide variety of topics throughout the year. For more information visit our website.

Tips for Cognitive Behavior Therapists

In this video from a recent CBT workshop at the Beck Institute, Dr. Aaron Beck explains that effective therapists often incorporate cleverness and creativity into guiding their patients toward correcting erroneous beliefs. Dr. Beck also discusses mistakes that inexperienced therapists sometimes make, such as jumping from misinterpretation to misinterpretation. Dr. Beck advises therapists to work through erroneous cognitions, one at a time; however, he also cautions against focusing too long on a particular cognition.

To learn more about cognitive behavior therapy training, visit our website.

Beck Institute’s Level I CBT Workshop for Students and Faculty

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AUGUST 13-15, 2012: 173 post-doctoral fellows, psychiatry residents, other graduate students, and faculty from mental health, medical, and related fields traveled from 27 states and 10 foreign countries, including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Philippines, Slovenia, South Africa and Thailand, to Philadelphia, PA for Beck Institute’s 3rd Annual Cognitive Behavior Therapy Workshop for Graduate Students and Faculty. The diversity of attendees was remarkable. Students and faculty came from all over the world, demonstrating a tremendous commitment to the study and practice of cognitive behavior therapy.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Training with Dr. Judith BeckOn the first two days of training, Dr. Judith Beck covered the fundamentals of cognitive behavior therapy and CBT for depression. On the third day of training, Dr. Randy Fingerhut , Assistant Professor of Psychology at LaSalle University, covered CBT for anxiety disorders.

In addition to didactic instruction, our attendees participated in case discussions, dyadic role plays, and other experiential exercises to practice newly learned CBT strategies and techniques with their peers and colleagues.

Father of Cognitive TherapyDr. Judith Beck conducted several role plays with workshop participants to demonstrate a variety of CBT techniques for treating depression, and Dr. Aaron Beck participated in a special question and answer and role play session with workshop participants. He answered clinical questions and questions about CBT history, research, and theory, and role played with a workshop participant on how to divert a client’s attention from distress.

Afterward, both Drs. Beck met with the Beck Institute scholarship winners for an intimate discussion about current CBT research.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Scholarship Winners

Next year’s CBT Workshop for Graduate Students and Faculty will be held on August 12-14, 2013.  Click here for more information.  For more pictures from our Student and Faculty Workshop visit our Facebook page.

CBT and Positive Psychology

In this video from a recent Beck Institute workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses the similarities between cognitive behavior therapy and positive psychology in the context of personality disorders. Dr. Beck explains that patients with personality disorders often struggle with developing adaptive belief systems. Both CBT and positive psychology can be effective in instilling constructive beliefs in patients. Dr. Beck then describes some positive psychology techniques including group prevention and resiliency training.

For information about CBT workshops, visit our website.