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Dr. Judith Beck

Dr. Judith Beck

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., is the President of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in suburban Philadelphia and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982.

Dr. Beck is internationally renowned in the field of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She wrote the basic textbook, Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond (2nd edition), which has been translated into 20 languages, and has authored several other books and numerous articles and chapters on various applications of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She has presented hundreds of workshops in the United States and abroad and is a past president of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

Her Work

Dr. Beck is involved in many different professional activities. She and her father, Aaron T. Beck, M.D., established the non-profit Beck Institute in 1994. She directs the three major functions of the Beck Institute: education, clinical care, and research. She divides her time between supervision, clinical work, administration, research, program development, and writing. She is a consultant for several National Institute of Mental Health research studies and teaches Cognitive Therapy worldwide.