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CBT Radio

Jan 19, 2010

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In this episode, R. Trent Codd, III, Ed.S., LPC, ACT interviews Dr. Judith Beck about:

  • The basics of the Cognitive Model 
  • Her recent work with Cognitive Therapy and weight loss 
  • The Academy of Cognitive Therapy 
  • How to find a competent Cognitive Therapist 
  • Current directions in Cognitive Therapy 


Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., is a world expert in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and author of the basic text in the field, Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond, which has been translated into 20 languages. She is president of the non-profit, Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Philadelphia, which she co-founded with her father, Aaron T. Beck, M.D., in 1994. The Beck Institute is renowned nationally and internationally as perhaps the premier training facility in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for health and mental health professionals and educators.

Dr. Beck is also Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. She travels extensively, nationally and internationally, to present on various applications of CBT. She has nearly 100 publications to her name, including professional books (Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems, the Oxford Textbook of Psychotherapy and Cognitive Therapy for Personality Disorders) and books for consumers (The Beck Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person and workbook, and The Complete Beck Diet for Life). 

Dr. Beck currently divides her time among teaching and supervision, administration, clinical work, program development, research and writing. She 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.