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Aaron T. Beck

Aaron Temkin Beck (born July 18, 1921) is an American psychiatrist who is professor emeritus in the department of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. He is regarded as the father of cognitive therapy, and his pioneering theories are widely used in the treatment of clinical depression. Beck also developed self-report measures of depression and anxiety, notably the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) which became one of the most widely used instruments for measuring depression severity

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The stronger person is not the one making the most noise but the one who can quietly direct the conv ...

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Cognitive therapy seeks to alleviate psychological stresses by correcting faulty conceptions and sel ...

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As applied to substance abuse, the cognitive approach helps individuals to come to grips with the pr ...

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