In the early hours of the morning on November 1, 2021, the founder of Cognitive Therapy, Dr. Aaron T. Beck, passed away in his sleep at the age of 100 years. His development of cognitive therapy led to a revolution in the field of mental health treatment and we will be forever indebted to his contributions. His theories and treatment protocols have empirical support and focus on clients learning skills to change their thinking and as a result, their behaviors and emotions. Instead of doctors prescribing pills for depression, anxiety, OCD, social phobia, and sleep problems, they are able to prescribe cognitive behavior therapy and trust they will see good results in their patients and reduced relapse rates.
Dr. Aaron T. Beck was a man who dedicated his life, his intellect, and all his energy into developing the best psychotherapy approaches that would alleviate pain and suffering and empower people to help themselves. He was our dear friend and we will miss him greatly.
New York Times Obituary
A great reminder about washing our hands from a Pre-K Teacher. She shows us a cute behavioral experiment to do with kids and an even better reminder to us all that washing our hands with soap is really effective!
The spread of a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has flooded our daily news with alerts of caution and advisements about social distancing. During these difficult times, we can find our anxiety soaring. Unfortunately, the things we tend to do naturally to feel better in the moment frequently make us feel worse in the long run. Melinda Smith, MA and Lawrence Robinson from HelpGuide.org have written a wonderful article on coping with Coronavirus (COVID-19) stress, fear and uncertainty. They provide empirically tested interventions we can all use to help both understand and manage our anxiety.
Use the links below to help you stay updated on Coronavirus / COVID-19 both in the USA and other countries.
USA source: Center for Disease Control (CDC)
OTHER COUNTRIES source: World Health Organization (WHO)
Noteworthy articles that have appeared in the news regarding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), resilience, skills, strengths, brain science, therapy focus, mood tips, and many different mental health issues.