Soldier Suicide Prevention is a Beck Institute initiative for mental health professionals who help active duty and veteran military service members with psychological problems
Mental health professionals who treat active duty and veteran military service members require state-of-the-art training in effective treatments for depression, suicidality, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, anger, and personality disorders. Because of a shortage of professionals who have received this training, the number of American servicemembers who are suffering — and in some cases taking their own lives — during and after deployment is rising.
To reverse this trend and save our heroes’ lives, the internationally renowned Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy has begun a scholarship initiative to increase the number of mental health professionals trained to provide effective treatment to active duty and veteran military service members. Please visit our Training & Scholarships page for information about Beck Institute professional training programs and how to apply for a partial scholarship for the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Workshops at Beck Institute.
Established in 1994, Beck Institute has trained thousands of military and civilian mental health professionals in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Cognitive Behavior Therapy stands apart from other forms of psychotherapy as a short-term, common-sense approach, demonstrated in several hundred research studies to be effective in treating depression, posttraumatic stress, and other serious problems that can lead to suicide.
To increase the number of professionals trained to provide evidence-based treatment, Beck Institute has begun a partial-scholarship program for CBT Workshops at Beck Institute. Beck Institute offers a variety of Level I and Level II CBT workshops held numerous time per year. Visit Training & Scholarships to learn more about the CBT workshops and how to apply for a partial scholarship.
The Beck Institute also offers a number of other training opportunities to health and mental health professionals at all levels of expertise.
- Senior Beck Institute Faculty travel throughout the world to provide on-site training. We will work with your organization to create a personalized training program to suit your needs.
- Participants in the Beck Institute Supervision Program can elect to learn how to deliver competent CBT supervision.
- Find complete information about these training opportunities on the Beck Institute website.
Some facts about active duty and veteran military service members suicideSee why Beck Institute is dedicated to preventing soldier suicide.
Many servicemembers suffer from depression, nightmares, flashbacks, posttraumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and other serious problems.
These problems affect them during and after deployment for months and, in many cases, for years.
Many do not get the appropriate help and some take their own lives.
These problems can be effectively treated by mental health professionals trained in research-based Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
How can you help?
Your tax-deductible donation goes directly to training scholarships and other resources for psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and others who treat America’s servicemembers.
Help us increase the number of mental health professionals trained in evidence-based treatment. Beck Institute is a proud participant in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC Code: 11590).
Soldier Suicide Prevention
Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy
One Belmont Avenue, Suite 700
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 USA
Tel: 610.664.3020; Fax: 610.709.5336
Beck Institute website: www.beckinstitute.org
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