Demonstration of Cognitive Therapy

Demonstration of Cognitive Therapy

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Topic Areas:
Clinical Demonstration
Pioneers of Psychotherapy
Faculty :
Aaron Beck
Course Level:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
Audio and Video
Original Program Date :
Dec 15, 1995
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Aaron Beck (1995) selects a clinician to role-play a male client. The client, Mike, was abandoned by his wife after she had multiple affairs. Mike is a recovering alcoholic with a sexually transmitted disease who suffers from dating anxiety, childhood trauma, and feelings of inferiority. Beck demonstrates how to establish a collaborative relationship with the patient.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe Socratic questioning.
  2. To give examples of three negative automatic thoughts.
  3. To give examples of three dysfunctional beliefs.


From conference EP95-CD17-DVD


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Aaron T. Beck, MD, is an American psychiatrist and a professor emeritus in the department of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. He is regarded as the father of cognitive therapy and his pioneering theories are widely used in the treatment of clinical depression. 

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