The Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive Behavior Therapy

October 3, 2019
Judith S. Beck, PhD

Judith S. Beck, PhD discusses the importance of the therapeutic relationship in CBT. She discusses strategies for developing and maintaining a strong therapeutic alliance and explains how to overcome challenges and repair ruptures.

In cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), a good working relationship is essential to achieving the goals of therapy, keeping patients engaged, and inspiring hope. During her talk The Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive Behavior Therapy at Psych Congress 2019 in San Diego, Judith S. Beck, PhD, discussed strategies for establishing and maintaining a strong therapeutic relationship and using the relationship to collaboratively solve problems and accomplish goals.

For over 25 years, Dr Beck has led the nonprofit Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. To fulfill its mission of improving lives worldwide through excellence in CBT, Beck Institute provides world-class training in evidence-based CBT, serving health and mental health practitioners, organizations and universities around the world. To learn more about Beck Institute’s training programs, or its new CBT Certification program, visit beckinstitute.org.