Aaron T. Beck

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Dr. Aaron T. Beck

Aaron T. Beck, M.D. (born 1921), "The Father of Cognitive Behavior Therapy", is a professor at the Psychopathology Research Unit of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of focus are psychotherapy, psychopathology, studies of suicide, and development of assessment techniques.

He is also well known for the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), a 21 question multiple choice survey that is one of the most widely used instruments for measuring depression severity.

Books

  • Diagnosis and Management of Depression
  • Prediction of Suicide
  • Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders
  • Cognitive Therapy of Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders and Phobias
  • Love Is Never Enough
  • Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders
  • Cognitive Therapy of Substance Abuse
  • Cognitive Therapy With Inpatients: Developing a Cognitive Milieu
  • The Integrative Power of Cognitive Therapy
  • Cognitive Therapy in Clinical Practice
  • Scientific Foundations of Cognitive Theory and Therapy of Depression
  • Prisoners of Hate: The Cognitive Basis of Anger, Hostility, and Violence ISBN 0060932007

See also: Albert Ellis

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