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Since 2008, ACA has provided a series of podcasts aimed to help you save time and money as you strive to stay well-informed on professional issues.

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HT021 – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Weight Loss: The Beck Diet Solution

Dr. Judith Beck

Speaker: Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., is the Director of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research in suburban Philadelphia and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983. Judith Beck and her father, Aaron Beck, the founder of cognitive therapy, established the non-profit Beck Institute in 1994; whose mission is national and international training in cognitive behavioral therapy.

Dr. Judith Beck is internationally renowned in the field of Cognitive Therapy. She wrote the basic textbook, Cognitive Therapy: Basics and Beyond, which has been translated into 20 languages, and has authored several other books and numerous articles and chapters on various applications of Cognitive Therapy.

Among other things, Rebecca Daniel-Burke asks the following questions:

  • Why do dieters have difficulty either losing weight or keeping it off?
  • What kinds of skills do dieters need to learn to be successful?
  • In The Beck Diet Solution, you say that chronic dieters think differently from other people. Can you give some examples?
  • What should dieters do when they're hungry?
  • How can dieters reduce their struggling?
  • What does research say about a CBT approach to dieting?

Running time: 55:00
Date Recorded: 8/5/10

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MP3, 50.10 MB

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