On July 18, 2021 the scientific, medical, and mental health communities around the world celebrated the 100th birthday of Dr. Aaron T. Beck.

About Dr. Beck

Aaron T. Beck, MD is globally recognized as the father of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), after developing the revolutionary therapy at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1960s. CBT has been found to be effective in treating a wide range of psychiatric disorders, psychological problems, and medical conditions with psychological components in over 2,000 clinical studies. In recognition of his work, The American Psychologist has called him “one of the five most influential psychotherapists of all time.”

A prolific and productive researcher with a career spanning more than 70 years, Dr. Beck has published over 600 articles and authored or co-authored 25 books. He is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2006 Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research and the Gustave O. Lienhard Award from the Institute of Medicine for “outstanding national achievement in improving personal health care services in the United States.” He currently serves as Emeritus Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and President Emeritus of Beck Institute.

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