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Excellence Summit

September 13-14, 2019


Join Dr. Aaron Beck and Dr. Judith Beck for an invitation-only event: the Beck Institute Excellence Summit.

Celebrating a tradition of excellence

The Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy will gather leaders in the field of CBT from around the world for the third annual Beck Institute Excellence Summit. This boutique event will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the most recent research on a variety of topics, in a setting conducive to discovery and dialogue.

You will have the chance to hear from Doctors Aaron Beck and Judith Beck and to catch up with them and other CBT experts, both professionally and socially. The Excellence Summit is a place for prominent CBT researchers and educators to come together and build a collective vision for the future of CBT.

We hope this experience will help inform your work and will, in turn, influence the field as a whole.

Join us at the DoubleTree Hotel in Philadelphia for this invitation-only event.



5:30pm – Welcome Gathering at The DoubleTree Hotel roof deck (weather permitting; in the event of inclement weather the gathering will take place at the hotel balcony bar)


All events at The DoubleTree Ormandy Ballroom

7:30 am – Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – Opening Remarks with Dr. Judith Beck

8:30 am – Mindfulness, CBT and the Effective Management of Mood and Anxiety Disorders – Zindel Segal, PhD

9:15 am – Enhancing Homework in Cognitive Behavior Therapy – Nikolaos Kazantzis, PhD

10:00 am – Break

10:30 am – Technology-based Advances in Mental Health – Sabine Wilhelm, PhD

11:15 am – Presentation of the Beck Excellence Award to David M. Clark, DPhil

11:30 am – Realizing the Mass Public Benefit of Psychological Therapies: Lessons from the English IAPT Program – David M. Clark, DPhil

12:30 pm – Lunch

2:00 pm – A Game-Changer: Does Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy Apply to Other Conditions? – A panel discussion with Aaron T. Beck, MD, Dilip Jeste, MD, Paul M. Grant, PhD, and Norman Cotterell, PhD, moderated by Judith Beck, PhD

2:45 pm – Q&A with Panelists

3:00 pm – Working Groups

3:30 pm – Closing Remarks

3:45 pm – Group Photo

4:00 pm – Dismissal

7:00 pm – Beck Institute 25th Anniversary Celebration

We are happy to announce that Dr. David M. Clark is the 2019 recipient of the Beck Excellence Award.

We’ve established this award to recognize individuals, organizations, and initiatives that improve lives worldwide through excellence in Cognitive Behavior Therapy—which is the mission of the nonprofit Beck Institute.


DoubleTree Hotel

237 South Broad St.

Philadelphia, PA

Travel Information

Hotel space is limited during the Excellence Summit. Use the button below to make a reservation at the DoubleTree online.


Valet parking is available at The DoubleTree plus self-parking in the DoubleTree lot.


Email sfleming@beckinstitute.org.


Please RSVP by August 23

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