Judith S Beck, Ph.D., is the Director of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research in suburban Philadelphia and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania where she teaches psychiatry residents. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982.
Dr. Beck directs the three major functions of the Beck Institute: education, clinical care, and research. She currently divides her time between administration, supervision and teaching, clinical work, program development, research and writing. She is a consultant for several NIMH research studies and often presents workshops nationally and internationally on Cognitive Therapy for a wide variety of psychiatric disorders.
She is the author of the widely adopted textbook, Cognitive Therapy: Basics and Beyond, which has been translated into 12 languages, and Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems: What to Do When the Basics Don't Work, published by Guilford Press. Her latest book is The Beck Diet Solution, to be released in April of 2007. An editor of The Oxford Textbook of Psychotherapy and a co-author of Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders, she has written numerous articles and chapters on various applications of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Beck also developed the Beck Youth Inventories™ with Aaron. T. Beck, M.D. Dr. Judith S. Beck is a Distinguished Founding Fellow and President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.