In this course, Dr. Judith Beck and Dr. Sofia Chernoff discuss how CBT can be used to help clients with medical problems; they provide two case examples.
About this course
In this course, Dr. Judith Beck (President of Beck Institute for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) and Dr. Sofia Chernoff (Assistant Director of CBT Programmes, Beck Institute for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) acknowledge the overwhelming percentage of the global health budget spent on managing chronic medical problems and note the multiple problems that individuals with medical issues typically face. They outline the general treatment path taken at Beck Institute to help such clients and cite several studies that show how CBT treatments have improved numerous conditions. Two extended case examples provide good illustrations of how CBT can help people not only improve the psychological aspects of medical conditions, but also cope better with incurable physical conditions.