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Beck, Aaron T. (1921-)

  • By: David J. A. Dozois
  • In: Encyclopedia of Counseling
  • Edited by: Frederick T. L. Leong
  • Subject:General Counseling & Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology

Aaron Temkin Beck is an American psychiatrist and the father of cognitive therapy—the most empirically supported form of psychotherapy to date. Beck was born on July 21,1921, in Providence, Rhode Island. He attended Brown University, majoring in English and political science. ...

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