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 is an eminent research unit of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Faculty members conduct studies on the dissemination of cognitive behavior therapy and its application to suicide prevention, schizophrenia, and therapeutic applications to children. The center trains Postdoctoral Research Professionals to conduct independent research and also provides consultative training to agencies in cognitive behavior therapy.
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.
In an significant move for the city of Philadelphia, Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), Community Behavior Health (CBH) and Dr. Aaron T. Beck have collaborated to disseminate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy throughout Philadelphia’s behavioral health system since 2007. In… Read More
NAMI’s March 2016 Blog posted an article authored by Drs. Beck and Grant about the efficacy of treating psychosis with Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R). In it, Drs. Beck and Grant expound upon their understanding of how defeatist… Read More
Dr. Beck’s innovative theory of depression gains recognition in the Association for Psychological Studies (APS) recent issue of the Observer, a publication promoting cutting-edge applied research. Here is a quote from the article: “With their unified model, Beck, an… Read More