Research Faculty

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Aaron T. Beck

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.”

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Gregory K. Brown

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.

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Torrey A. Creed

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.

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Paul M. Grant

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.