Beck Institute was founded in 1994 in Philadelphia by Dr. Aaron T. Beck and his daughter, Dr. Judith Beck, who continue to lead the organization as its president emeritus and president, respectively. Lisa Pote serves as Beck Institute’s executive director.
Cognitive behavior therapy focuses on helping clients solve current problems and get better as quickly as possible. We strive to foster highly supportive, compassionate, and collaborative relationships with clients and to tailor treatment to their particular difficulties and preferences.
Our staff works as an extraordinary team. They’re experienced, knowledgeable, caring individuals with expertise in many diverse areas.
Our faculty members are experts in CBT. They’re licensed clinical psychologists, associate university professors, and recognized content leaders in their field.
Daniella Cortez Cavenagh Ph.D., ABPP
Clinical Psychologist, Corporal Michael J. Crescent VA Medical Center
Ellen Inverso, Psy.D.
Director of Clinical Training and Education, Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy Programs
Daniel Beck, LICSW
Director of the CBT and Social Work Training Initiative (CASTI) at the Boston University School of Social Work
Aaron Brinen, PsyD
Key instructor in The Beck Initiative at the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania; Private Practice
Supara Chaopricha, MD
Assistant Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University and Director of Bangkok CBT Center
Young Hee Choi, PhD, MD
Director, Mettaa Institute of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Schema Therapy, Seoul Clinical
Amy Cunningham, PsyD
Aaron T. Beck Psychotherapy Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania; Private Practice.
Torrey Creed, PhD
Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center.
Randy Fingerhut, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the PsyD program at La Salle University in Philadelphia.
Dara Friedman-Wheeler, PhD
Licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology at Goucher College.
Robert D. Friedberg, PhD
Director and Research Group Advisor at the Center for the Study and Treatment of Anxious Youth.
Marjan Holloway, PhD
Associate Professor - Department of Medical & Clinical Psychology; Psychiatry at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Cory Newman, PhD ABPP
Director of the Center for Cognitive Therapy, Professor of Psychology, in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
Jesus Salas, PsyD
Director of the Center for Integrative Psychotherapy PC, in Allentown, PA and Clinical Assistant Professor of psychology
Rosanna Sposato, PsyD
Adjunct professor in La Salle University’s PsyD program in clinical psychology.
Donna Sudak, MD
Professor, Senior Associate Training Director and Director of Psychotherapy Training in the Department of Psychiatry at the Drexel University College of Medicine.
Michael A. Tompkins, PhD
Co-director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
Amy Wenzel, PhD, ABPP
Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Private Practice.
Nicola Wright, Phd, C.Psych
Clinical psychologist on The Schizophrenia Program of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group (ROHCG) in Canada, and a clinical professor with the school of psychology at the University of Ottawa.