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November 11, 2009
100_0989 On November 5, 2009, the National Nursing Centers Consortium, in partnership with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, Nursing Centers Research Network, and Institute for Nursing Centers, honored Aaron T. Beck, M.D., with the Lifetime Achievement Award (left) at its annual conference in Philadelphia. The award was presented by Tine Hansen-Turton, MGA, Executive Director of the National Nursing Centers Consortium, who described Dr. Beck’s contributions to the field: "Widely recognized as the founder of cognitive therapy, Dr. Beck and colleagues, worldwide, have demonstrated the superiority of cognitive therapy in treating a wide variety of disorders including depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, substance abuse, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and many medical conditions with psychological components via rigorous scientific research." Following the award presentation, Dr. Aaron Beck and his daughter, Dr. Judith Beck, engaged in a conversation period entitled, Exciting Developments in the Cognitive Therapy World.