Judith S. Beck (PhD). Dr. Beck is President of Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, a nonprofit with the mission of improving lives worldwide through excellence and innovation in Cognitive Behavior Therapy training, practice, and research. Under Dr. Beck’s leadership, Beck Institute provides exceptional in-person and online trainings in CBT to thousands of health and mental health professionals from around the world each year, and directs a robust CBT Certification program. She is also Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) where she teaches second and third year psychiatric residents. She received her doctoral degree from UPenn in 1982.