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Cognitive Restructuring in Schizophrenia

In this video from a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck describes how to modify and utilize cognitive restructuring with a schizophrenic client. Using an example, Dr. Beck explains that he will initially focus on the client’s interests to build engagement and self-efficacy. As self-efficacy increases, the client’s problematic and unhelpful behaviors begin to decrease. Dr. Beck emphasizes the use of cognitive conceptualization to target the variables that drive the client’s behavior, which can be used to structure treatment.

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CBT and Learning Disabilities

Dr. Aaron Beck coaches a school counselor through cognitive conceptualization of a specific case – a student with learning disabilities (e.g. dyslexia) and high anxiety. Dr. Beck helps her to identify her client’s stimulus situation, beliefs, emotions, and maladaptive behaviors. Then moves on to discuss the best course of treatment. For more information about CBT training or to register for a workshop directed by Drs. Judith and Aaron Beck visit our CBT Workshops page.