This week on Healthy You! we are so pleased to have Dr. Judith Beck return as our guest. Dr. Beck, Ph.D., is the Director of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research in suburban Philadelphia and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania where she teaches psychiatry residents. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982.
Dr. Beck directs the three major functions of the Beck Institute: educating professionals in cognitive therapy through a variety of training programs; clinical care; and research. She currently divides her time between administration, supervision and teaching, clinical work, program development, research, and writing. She is a consultant for several NIMH studies and presents workshops nationally and internationally on cognitive therapy for a wide variety of psychiatric disorders and medical problems with psychological components. She has written numerous articles and chapters on various applications of cognitive therapy. She is the author of the primary text in the field, Cognitive Therapy: Basics and Beyond, which has been translated into 20 languages. Her other books include Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems: What to Do When the Basics Don’t Work, The Oxford Textbook of Psychotherapy, and Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders. She has written a cognitive behavioral book and workbook for consumers, The Beck Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person, and her latest book, The Complete Beck Diet for Life (for more information about the diet books and diet workshops, visit www.beckdietsolution.com).
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has many applications including healing addiction, depression, anxiety, panic and weight through changing core beliefs, (or white noise in the mind). Join me as we speak with Dr. Beck and discuss cognitive behavioral therapy and its benefits.
To your health!