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Aaron Beck, MD


Dr. Aaron T. Beck, M.D. is University Professor of Psychiatry (Emeritus) in the Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center. Based on his research on the psychological processes involved in depression and other disorders, he developed and tested Cognitive Therapy (also known as Cognitive Behavior Therapy), the most widely used form of psychotherapy in the world. He has personally trained large numbers of professionals in this specialized approach and helped to form centers for Cognitive Therapy throughout the world, devoted to both research and serving countless numbers of patients. Starting in 2007, he has directed the Beck Initiative partnership in collaboration with Arthur Evans, former Commissioner of Mental Health of Philadelphia, serving the Medicaid patients in the city. He and his group have been training providers, offering services to the most disadvantaged individuals in the city and state: severely mentally ill individuals confined to hospitals and jails, and also the homeless.

For several decades, Beck conducted research on the psychological and social factors involved in schizophrenia and developed a humanistic approach involved in activating the individual’s latent goals, motivations, and capacities, and has helped to restore large numbers to meaningful lives. His innovative approach in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania has now been extended to other states such as Georgia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Utah. In collaboration with the National Association of State Commissioners of Mental Health, he and his Center have started to disseminate his approach throughout the country. In addition, he and his team are working with Gary Gottlieb, Chief Executive Officer of Partners in Health to adapt cognitive therapy to the needs of individuals in 27 developing countries.

Beck has described his work extensively in 637 publications, including 24 books. He has been named by Medscape as one of the 50 Most Influential Physicians in History: 20th on the list and 1st among the living. He has received the 2006 Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research, which “transformed the understanding and treatment” of mentally ill individuals, the 2006 National Academy of Medicine: Lienhard Award for the advancement of health services, the 2013 Kennedy Community Health Award, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Lifetime Achievement Award (June, 2017).

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EP85 Panel 04 - Psychotherapy Research


Topic Areas:
Topical Panel
Category:
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 1985
Faculty:
Aaron Beck |  Ernest Rossi |  James Bugental |  Joseph Wolpe
Duration:
1 Hour 2 Minutes
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Dec 11, 1985
Short Description:
Topical Panel 04 on Psychotherapy Research, featuring Aaron T Beck, MD, James FT Bugental, PhD, Ernest L Rossi, PhD, and Joseph Wolpe, MD. Moderated by Larry E Beutler, PhD.
Price:
$20.00

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EP85 Supervision Panel 04 w/ Beck, Lazarus, Madanes, and Moreno


Topic Areas:
Supervision Panel
Category:
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 1985
Faculty:
Aaron Beck |  Arnold Lazarus |  Cloe Madanes |  Zerka Moreno
Duration:
57 Minutes
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Dec 13, 1985
Short Description:
Supervision Panel 4 featuring Aaron T Beck, MD, Arnold A Lazarus, PhD, Cloe Madanes, and Zerka Moreno. Moderated by Larry E Beutler, PhD.
Price:
$20.00

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EP85 Workshop 09 - Cognitive Therapy of Anxiety


Topic Areas:
Workshop
Category:
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 1985
Faculty:
Aaron Beck |  Stowe Hausner
Duration:
2 Hours 52 Minutes
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Dec 12, 1985
Short Description:
Workshop 08 - Cognitive Therapy of Anxiety, featuring Aaron T Beck, MD, with co-faculty Stowe Hausner, PhD. The Cognitive Model of anxiety as applied to acute and chronic anxiety, post-traumatic disor...
Price:
$20.00

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EP85 Workshop 24 - Cognitive Therapy of Depression


Topic Areas:
Workshop
Category:
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 1985
Faculty:
Aaron Beck |  Stowe Hausner
Duration:
2 Hours 46 Minutes
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Dec 14, 1985
Short Description:
Workshop 24 - Cognitive Therapy of Depression, featuring Aaron T Bek, MD, with Stowe Hausner, PhD. An information processing model designed to clarify the biased and constricted thinking in depression...
Price:
$20.00

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EP90 WS14 - Cognitive Therapy of Couples' Problems


Topic Areas:
Workshop
Category:
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990
Faculty:
Aaron Beck |  Christine Padesky
Duration:
2 Hours 42 Minutes
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Dec 12, 1990
Short Description:
Workshop 14 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - Cognitive Therapy of Couples' Problems Featuring Aaron T Beck, MD; with co-faculty Christine Padesky, PhD; and Marjorie Weishaar, PhD. Strategies...
Price:
$20.00

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