Judith S. Beck PhD

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., is President of Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, a non-profit organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The Beck Institute offers national and international training in CBT, certification of clinicians and accreditation of organizations. Dr. Beck is also clinical professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She divides her time among administration, supervision and teaching, clinical work, program development, research, and writing. She has presented hundreds of workshops nationally and internationally on various applications of cognitive therapy. Dr. Beck has written over 100 articles and chapters. She is the author of the primary text in the field, Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond, which has been translated into 20 languages. Her other books include Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems, Cognitive Therapy for Personality Disorders, the Oxford Textbook of Psychotherapy, and the Beck Diet Solution. The online CBT courses she has developed have been taken by people in 112 countries.

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Thinking Thin

Most people struggle with losing weight and keeping it off because no one ever taught them how. It’s not just a matter of willpower and a healthy eating plan. To be successful, you have to learn a set of cognitive (thinking) and behavioral skills.

That’s why I developed the Beck Diet Program to be different from other weight loss programs. Using cognitive behavior-based strategies, the program empowers dieters to make healthy lifestyle choices. This approach works with any reasonable diet and will teach you the missing link between knowing what to do and knowing how to get yourself to do it consistently.

The Beck Diet Program includes easy-to-use tools, including hunger monitoring scales, daily planning schedules, weight loss graphs, and motivational cards for handling time/energy hurdles, eating out, and other high-risk situations.

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