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CBT for Suicidality

In this video from a recent CBT workshop at the Beck Institute, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses CBT for suicidal ideation. Dr. Beck references the suicide intent scale which is used to determine an individual’s level of suicidality. Dr. Beck explains that suicidal patients typically experience high levels of hopelessness. It is key to address and decrease hopelessness to reduce suicidality.

For more information on Beck Institute’s CBT for Depression and Suicidality Workshop, visit our website.

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Identifying Suicide Risk

In this video from a recent CBT workshop at the Beck Institute, Dr. Aaron Beck describes ways to identify a person at risk for suicide. He discusses immediate risk factors (such as those shown through the use of predictive scales), peripheral risk factors, and demographic risk factors. Dr. Beck also discusses his previous research involving the post-attempt suicide ideation scale and important findings from that research.

Beck Institute’s next CBT for Depression and Suicidality Workshop will take place July 15-17, 2013. For more information, visit our website.

CBT for People with Disabilities

In this video from a recent CBT workshop at the Beck Institute, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses how to use cognitive therapy with people who have disabilities. He discusses how an individual’s specific negative beliefs about his or her disability can lead to other disorders, including depression and suicidality. Dr. Beck then outlines three main objectives for therapists working with patients with disabilities.

To attend a workshop at the Beck Institute, visit our website.