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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    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've uncovered why humans have such big brains.

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    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who eat a lot of fatty foods may find themselves needing an afternoon nap, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that among almost 800 men aged 35 to 80, those with diets high in fat reported more problems with daytime sleepiness. The connect...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Behavior modification therapy is preferable to drugs for treating children 2 to 5 years old who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, U.S. health officials say.

    "Behavior therapy has been shown to help improve symptoms in young children w...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breast milk may help promote brain growth in premature infants, a new study found.

    "The brains of babies born before their due dates usually are not fully developed," explained senior investigator Dr. Cynthia Rogers, an assistant professor of child...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While a U.S. government-funded job training program for people with autism has a high success rate, many who get jobs earn well below the federal poverty line, a new study finds.

    "We found that over half of the people with autism who used Vocationa...Full Article

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    MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with long-term sleep troubles should turn to a form of psychotherapy to reboot normal sleeping patterns before trying sleeping pills, the American College of Physicians recommends.

    Specifically, people with chronic insomnia should try cogniti...Full Article

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    MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High school football players are more likely to suffer more symptoms after a concussion, and to need more recovery time than their college counterparts, a new study finds.

    But those who play in youth football leagues are the most likely to get back ...Full Article

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    MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dieting might help improve your health, mood, sex drive and stress levels even if you're not obese, a new clinical trial reports.

    A group of either healthy weight or mildly overweight people who followed a calorie-restricted diet for two years lost ...Full Article

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    SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children are being diagnosed with autism at younger ages since the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) made changes to their diagnosis guidelines in 2007, a new study says.

    The AAP guidelines now advise doctors to screen all children for autis...Full Article

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    SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Discovering that a child with autism has wandered away from the safety of home would be a terrifying moment for any parent.

    Now, a new study reports that one-third of children on the autism spectrum engage in wanderin...Full Article

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    MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (Healthday News) -- For some kids, playgrounds aren't all fun and games. Playground-related brain injuries have risen significantly in the United States over the last decade, health officials say.

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    SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children living in an area of New York state that uses aerial pesticides to control mosquitoes have a higher rate of autism than children in neighboring areas, a new study finds.

    Researchers found that children living in a swampy region in cent...Full Article

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    SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American kids suffering from asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the increase, with poor children being hit the hardest, researchers report.

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of face-to-face taunting and cyberbullying may greatly increase the risk that victims will become bullies themselves, a new study suggests.

    "Students who are victimized are more likely to exhibit aggressive behaviors towards other...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you find yourself reaching into a bag of chips and you know you're not hungry, maybe you're just bored instead, new research suggests.

    British researchers conducted two experiments to see how boredom affects people's food choices.

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