Aaron T. Beck

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Birthday
18, 1921
Birthplace
Rhode Island
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
18, 1921 (age 97)
Birthplace
Rhode Island

About

Psychiatrist and professor emeritus in the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Psychiatry. He also became the father of cognitive therapy.

Before Fame

He began developing his theories about cognitive therapy while serving as a psychiatrist at the University of Pennsylvania in the first part of the 1960s.

Trivia

His contributions to psychiatry were expansive, including the development of self-report measures for depression and anxiety, namely the Beck Depression Inventory, the Beck Hopelessness Scale, and the Beck Anxiety Inventory.

Family Life

He fathered Judith S. Beck, who also became an expert in cognitive therapy and served as President of the Beck Institute.

Associated With

He was awarded the Sigmund Freud Award in 2010.