Judith Beck, PhD

Bio

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., a Sharecare expert, is the President of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, a non-profit organization in suburban Philadelphia that trains mental health professionals, nationally and internationally, in cognitive behavior therapy. She is also Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Beck has written nearly 100 articles and chapters and made hundreds of presentations, nationally and internationally, on a variety of topics related to cognitive behavior therapy.  She is the author of the widely adopted textbooks, Cognitive Behavior Therapy:  Basics and Beyond and Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems. Her other books include Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders and The Oxford Textbook of Psychotherapy. She has written extensively on a cognitive behavioral approach to weight loss, including books for dieters: The Beck Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person and workbook and The Complete Beck Diet for Life.  Dr. Beck is a founding fellow and past president of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, a non-profit organization that certifies mental health professionals in cognitive therapy, and has been a consultant for several NIMH research studies.

Specialties:

  • Psychiatry

Affiliation:

  • Washington Hand Surgery

Location:

  • Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and...
  • One Belmont Avenue, Suite 700
  • Bala Cynwyd, PA
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    THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of job stress may increase the risk of sick leave due to mental health disorders, a new study suggests.

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    THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of job stress may increase the risk of sick leave due to mental health disorders, a new study suggests.

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    WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Led by the American Medical Association, a group of 27 major U.S. medical organizations are banding together to tackle the continuing epidemic of narcotic painkiller abuse.

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    WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Led by the American Medical Association, a group of 27 major U.S. medical organizations are banding together to tackle the continuing epidemic of narcotic painkiller abuse.

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    TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and personality disorders are common reasons why psychiatric patients in Belgium request help to die due to unbearable suffering, a new study found.

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    TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and personality disorders are common reasons why psychiatric patients in Belgium request help to die due to unbearable suffering, a new study found.

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    Using reports filed with Australia's drug safety agency, the researchers found that adverse ...Full Article

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