Aaron T. Beck, MD ’46 is regarded as the father of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and a leading psychiatric researcher. He has been credited with shaping the face of American psychiatry, and his psychological theories have impacted clinicians, researchers, and academics throughout the world.
The Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center (ATB-PRC) advances Dr. Beck’s revolutionary and transformative work. Developing and testing the cognitive model, creating measures, and developing effective therapies as well as validating, disseminating and implementing Cognitive Therapy (CT) protocols — that has had the profound impact worldwide upon researchers, practitioners, and mental health consumers across a wide range of mental health concerns. The overarching research mission of the ATB-PRC is to advance the science behind innovative applications of evidence-based practices to promote recovery, resiliency, and flourishing, as well as prevent suicide, in the face of pressing public health needs. Center activities specifically focus on improving the lives of individuals with severe mental illness, those who are socially and economically disadvantaged, and people who are at high risk for suicide. To support this global health aim, the Center has received numerous research and training grants and contracts and comprised of three teams.
Aaron T. Beck, MD ’46 is regarded as the father of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and a leading psychiatric researcher. He has been credited with shaping the face of American psychiatry, and his psychological theories have impacted clinicians, researchers, and academics throughout the world. The American Psychologist has called him “one of the five most influential psychotherapists of all time.”
Dr. Brown is a Research Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and a VISN 4 MIRECC Investigator and Clinical Psychologist at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He is the Director of the Center for the Prevention of Suicide at the University of Pennsylvania.
Torrey A. Creed, Ph.D. is an Research Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania’s Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and a faculty member at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia, PA.
Paul M. Grant, Ph.D., is the primary developer, along with Aaron T. Beck, of recovery-oriented cognitive therapy (CT-R) for low functioning individuals with schizophrenia. He has coauthored Schizophrenia: Cognitive Theory, Research and Therapy and the forthcoming Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy for Schizophrenia: a Comprehensive Treatment Manual.
Dr. Aaron T. Beck makes a special video appearance discussing the treatment of schizophrenia at the 22nd Annual Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum. The Carter Forum was established in 1995 and is held each May to… Read More
Below find a list of peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed publications for 2016 into 2017 from our Center. Peer-Reviewed Adler, A., Bush, A., Weissinger, G., Barg, F. K., Beck, A. T., & Brown, G. K. (2016). A mixed methods approach to… Read More
An exciting opportunity to learn the basics of Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) from an expert in the approach. Developed by Dr. Aaron T. Beck and colleagues, workshops to disseminate CT-R have occurred nationally (Pennsylvania, Georgia, California) and internationally (China,… Read More