Beck Institute Excellence Summit

October 19-20, 2018


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

Celebrating a tradition of excellence

Beck Institute is gathering leaders in the field of Cognitive Behavior Therapy from around the world for the second Beck Institute Excellence Summit. This 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 attendees in both professional and social settings. The Excellence Summit will be 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 Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia for this invitation-only event.



5:30pm – Welcome Gathering at Bank and Bourbon


All events at The Rittenhouse

8:00 am – Continental Breakfast

8:30 am – Opening Remarks with the Drs. Beck

9:00 am Steven Hollon, PhD: Cognitive Therapy With and Without Medications

9:45 amRobert Friedberg, PhD, ABPPStepping Through the Curiosity Door: Engaging Young Patients Through Fun Experiential CBT Procedures

10:30 am – Break

11:00 am – Paul Salkovskis: From the Worried Sick to the Worried Well; Developing and Extending CBT Treatment for Health Anxiety

11:45 am – Greg Siegle, PhD: Neuroscience of Cognitive Therapy for Depression

12:30 pm – Lunch (on your own)

2:00 pmMarjan Holloway, PhDCognitive Behavioral Approaches for Military Suicide Prevention

2:45 pmSunil Bhar, PhD: CBT for Dementia 

3:30 pm – Break

4:00 pm – Beck Excellence Award presented to Dr. Arthur Evans

4:15 pm – Thought Leader Panel with Aaron T. Beck, MD, Judith S. Beck, PhD, Allen Miller, PhD, MBA, Arthur C. Evans, Jr, PhD, and Vicki Gluhoski, PhD

5:00 pm – Workgroups and closing remarks

5:45 pm – Group photo

6:00 pm – Cocktail reception in the Cassatt Room

We are happy to announce that Dr. Arthur Evans is the first 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 Beck Institute.


Rittenhouse Hotel

210 W Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia, PA

Travel Information

Hotel space is limited during the Excellence Summit. Room blocks have been reserved at the hotels listed below. Use the buttons below to make a reservation online or mention Beck Institute when making a reservation via phone.

A limited number of rooms are available at The Rittenhouse. Contact Kelly Kibbat for more information.  –  (215) 790-2520


Valet parking is available at The Rittenhouse plus multiple self-park options. The closest lot is the Parkway 20th & Walnut.


Thought Leader Panel