The Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies hosts internationally recognized psychologists and psychiatrists during its annual clinical workshop series on cognitive therapy.
The goal of Institute workshops is to provide mental health professionals, Assumption College students, and the community at large with expert information about cognitive therapy and its efficacy in resolving problems in daily living. Intensive instruction is provided in clinical topics that enhance the professional skills of Mental Health Counselors and Social Workers. Three Continuing Education Units are (CEUs) are offered for professionals attending each event.
Students enrolled at Assumption College can attend Institute events at no cost. The Institute grants a certificate to Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology students who complete the Concentration in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies.
Recent clinical workshops have addressed developments in cognitive therapy for depression and suicide in children, schizophrenia, ADHD, anxiety disorders (posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder), and moderate to severe depression in adults, as well as teaching parenting skills so that parents can raise happy, resilient children.