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Panelist: Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.
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Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

and Director

Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dr. Beck is an internationally recognized expert in the field of cognitive therapy – a time-limited form of psychotherapy shown to be effective in treating a range of psychiatric disorders, psychological problems, and medical disorders with psychological components.  Cognitive therapy focuses on helping patients solve current problems and modifying unhelpful (and often erroneous) thinking and behavior.

Dr. Beck, a consultant for several NIMH research studies, often presents workshops on cognitive therapy for a wide variety of psychiatric disorders.  She is the author of the widely adopted textbook, Cognitive Therapy: Basics and Beyond, and a new book, Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems: What to Do When the Basics Don't Work.  An editor of The Oxford Textbook of Psychotherapy and a co-author of Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders, Dr. Beck has written numerous articles and chapters on various applications of cognitive therapy.

Dr. Beck is a Distinguished Founding Fellow and President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, a non-profit organization that educates consumers about cognitive therapy and maintains a national and international directory of mental health professionals certified in cognitive therapy.

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