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Aaron T. Beck, M.D. was Awarded the 2011-2012 Edward J. Sachar Award

Dr. Aaron T. Beck, M.D. was recently awarded the Edward J. Sachar Award for facing the challenge of treating low functioning patients with Schizophrenia. In this video Dr. Aaron T. Beck is first introduced by Nobel prize-recipient, Dr. Eric R. Kandel, who refers to Dr. Beck as “the most original and important contributor to Psychotherapy and Psychiatry of the last 50 years and the most important psychoanalyst since Freud.” Dr. Kandel provides a brief history of Dr. Beck’s work then awards Dr. Beck with the Edward J. Sacher Award on behalf of Columbia University. Dr. Beck then explains his most recent research, led by Dr. Paul Grant at the University of Pennsylvania, and provides a slideshow presentation of their procedure and findings.


Aaron T. Beck Receives the 11th Annual Bell of Hope Award

On Thursday, May 13, 2010, the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania presented Dr. Aaron T. Beck with the 11th Annual Bell of Hope Award. This lifetime achievement award was given to Dr. Beck for his significant contributions to improving the lives of individuals in recovery from behavioral health challenges.

The Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania aims to promote the recovery and resilience of those struggling with behavioral health problems through education, advocacy, and support.

Pictured from left to right, Arthur C. Evans, Jr., Ph.D., Director, Department of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation Services, Philadelphia; Aaron T. Beck, M.D.; William S. Dinwiddie, CEO, Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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Award to Aaron T. Beck, M.D., for contributions to public understanding of psychology

At the American Psychological Association’s 2008 annual convention in Boston, Aaron T. Beck, M.D., received a presidential award for distinguished lifetime contributions to the public understanding of psychology.