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.
EP00 Dialogue 03 - Treatment of Severely Disturbed Patients - Aaron Beck, M.D., and Jeffrey Zeig, Ph.D.
Given a topic to become aware of the differing approaches to psychotherapy and to identify the strengths and weaknesses in each approach.
Moderated by Ruth McClendon
There have been some surprising developments in cognitive approaches to schizophrenia in recent years. Dr. Beck will describe the clinical trials, some of the therapeutic strategies used to modify, if not eliminate, delusions and hallucinations, and a cognitive model for understanding paranoid psychosis. This understanding will enable therapists to add substantially to the improvement provided by medication.
Topical Panel 07 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 2000 - Training Therapists part II
Featuring Aaron Beck, MD, James F.T. Bugental, PhD, Salvador Minuchin, MD, and Irvin Yalom, MD.
Moderated by Christine Padesky, PhD.
Topical Panel 12 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 2000 - Research in Psychotherapy
Featuring Albert Bandura, PhD, Aaron Beck, MD, Eugene Gendlin, PhD, and Donald Meichenbaum, PhD.
Moderated by Camillo Loriedo, MD.
Cognitive Therapy has been extended in recent years to the treatment of severe mental disorders, such as bipolar disorders, schizophrenia and anorexia nervosa. This workshop will focus on strategies for relieving problems associated with severe disorders. Participants will be expected to present clinical problems and role-play patients illustrative of the specific problems that they encounter.
Dr. Beck will provide a perspective on the evolution and the place of cognitive therapy today. He will compare standard cognitive therapy to newer developments in theory and therapy such as mindfulness, attention focus, and positive psychology. Dr. Beck also will discuss the role of cognitive approaches to conflict and suffering.
In this keynote address, the following topics will be covered: the development of cognitive therapy; applications to other psychiatric and medical conditions; the relationship of brain abnormalities to symptoms; the use of neuroimaging and cognitive therapy; and predictions of the future for cognitive therapy, and psychotherapy in general.
The discussion will center on the evolution of the cognitive model of psychopathology and psychotherapy since its earlier stage. The expansion of therapy has included all of the common disorders and many of the medically related disorders will be explored. Finally, we will focus on the future of cognitive therapy and psychotherapy in general. Special attention will be paid to the relationship of other psychotherapies.
According to a recent survey, Cognitive Therapy is now the leading form of psychotherapy throughout the world. Its application to the numerous psychological disorders, as well as medical problems, has been well documented. In recent years, Cognitive Therapy has been successfully applied to the most intractable and chronic disorders, such as severe mental illness. Strategies and techniques in treating schizophrenia will be described.