Aaron T. Beck and Oxford: Recollections and Influences

Aaron (‘Tim’) Beck recently died at the age of 100. Tim was a psychiatrist based in Philadelphia. As the father of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) his influence on psychiatry and psychology globally was enormous. He had close associations with Oxford, being a frequent visitor to the University Department and responsible for helping train many local clinicians and academics in CBT. In this presentation, some of those who knew him well will speak about his life and influence. The speakers are Keith Hawton, Professor of Psychiatry, Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of the Centre for Suicide Research, David Clark, Professor of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University, Melanie Fennell, Founding Fellow of the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre (OCTC), and Paul Salkovskis, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Programme Director for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Oxford Institute for Clinical Psychology Training and Research, and Director of OCTC. The seminar should be of interest to all who would like to know more about the influence of this remarkable man, and especially about his influence on clinical practice and research in Oxford and in the wider world.

For more information and to register contact the series coordinator: Katherine Stevens katherine.stevens@psych.ox.ac.uk