Jesse H, Wright, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor, Kolb Endowed Chair in Outpatient Psychiatry, and Director of the Depression Center at the University of Louisville. He is the principal author of eight books and the first multimedia computer program for treatment of depression.
Dr. Wright’s research is focused on developing and testing computer-assisted psychotherapy methods for improving the efficiency of treatment and enhancing the psychotherapeutic experience. His investigations have been funded by multiple grants from the National Institute of Health, and he is currently serving as the Principal Investigator of an NIH sponsored, study of computer-assisted CBT for depression in primary care. An online version of Good Days Ahead, his research group’s empirically tested software is being used extensively in clinical care and research.
Dr. Wright was the Founding President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and the President of the Kentucky Psychiatric Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists. Dr. Wright has received the Distinguished Educator of the Year Award from the University of Louisville among other awards. He lectures widely on mood disorders, cognitive-behavior therapy, psychopharmacology, and computer-aided psychotherapy.
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