The Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies at Assumption College, established in 1996, provides undergraduates, graduate students, mental health professionals and the community with the latest information about cognitive therapy. The annual lecture series, workshops and continuing education programs focus on how this therapy treats a variety of anxiety, depression and personality disorders though their annual lecture series workshops and continuing education programs.
The Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies is a part of Assumption College’s strong focus on education in psychology, beginning in the undergraduate psychology department and extending to graduate degrees in counseling psychology, rehabilitation counseling and school counseling. The Institute’s programs offer continuing education units for mental health counselors and social workers.
What is Cognitive Therapy?
Cognitive therapists work with individuals, couples, families, or groups of people who have psychological problems. Cognitive Therapy (also known as cognitive-behavioral therapy) helps people examine their self-defeating thoughts and to solve problems in their daily life. It is generally used to address problems like depression, anxiety, interpersonal and relationship problems, alcohol or drug abuse, or stress.
Cognitive therapy helps people analyze and change thinking that is negative or distorted.
Cognitive therapy helps people gain a better understanding of the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and actions.
It uses proven treatments that are firmly based on scientific research to help people change destructive and unhealthy behaviors to more positive and adaptive ones.