Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Aaron T. Beck, M.D.

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Awards and Honors

Recent Awards and Honors

For information on recent awards honored to Dr. Beck, please visit the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Reserch Center.


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2010 Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania Lifetime Achievement Award

2009 American Philosophical Society/University of Pennsylvania: Rhoads Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Medicine

2009 Anna-Monika Foundation: Anna-Monika Prize in recognition of your outstanding achievements in advancing knowledge about the biological substrate and functional disturbances of depression.

2009 Forum Lundense: Award for outstanding contributions to the science and practice of psychotherapy that has stimulated and guided the entire field of cognitive and behavioural therapy and research

2009 National Nursing Centers Consortium: Lifetime Achievement Award

2009 Pasarow Foundation Award for Research in Neuropsychiatry

2009 Castilla del Pino Foundation: Eighth Castilla del Pino Award for Achievement in Psychiatry

2008 American Psychiatric Association: Distinguished Service Award

2008 Chief Residents’ Award, University of Pennsylvania recognizes a teacher who has expanded frontiers for residents’ thinking about the role of psychiatry in medicine and society, who also promotes the development of leadership for such reflective thought in the field of mental health

2008 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Honorary Degree in recognition of contributions to the field of psychology

2008 American Psychological Association, Division of Media Psychology: Presidential Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to the Public Understanding of Psychology

2008 Pasarow Foundation Award for Research in Neuropsychiatry

2007 American College of Physicians - William C. Menninger Memorial Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Science of Mental Health

2007 American Psychological Association (Division 12) - Lifetime Achievement Award in Recognition of research in suicide and behavioral emergencies

2007 American Counseling Association - Presidential Award

2007 University of Pennsylvania - Doctor of Science (Hon.)

2007 American Academy of Arts and Sciences - Fellow, recognition of outstanding contributions to profession, the nation, and the world

2007 University of Pennsylvania - Award of Excellence Program: The William Osler Patient Oriented Research Award

2007 New York Academy of Medicine - Salmon Medal for promoting research and making notable contributions to the advancement of psychiatry and related subjects

2007 Philadelphia Behavior Therapists Association: Lifetime Achievement Award

2006 American Psychiatric Association - Adolf Meyer Award for Outstanding Contributions to Psychiatry

2006 University of Pennsylvania Health System - Strecker Award for outstanding contribution in the field of clinical psychiatry

2006 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Lifetime Achievement Award

2006 Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation - Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research for developing cognitive therapy, which transformed the understanding and treatment of many psychiatric conditions, including depression, suicidal behavior, generalized anxiety, panic attacks, and eating disorders

2006 Institute of Medicine - Gustav O. Lienhard Award in recognition of contribution in improving health care services in the United States

2005 International Academy for Suicide Research - Morselli Medal for Lifetime of Research in the Field of Suicide

2004 University of Louisville - Grawemeyer Award for Psychology

2003 Institute of Medicine - The Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health

2002 Yale University - Cherlin Lectureship

2001 Heinz Award for the Human Condition

2001 Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute - Brickell Award

2000 American Suicide Foundation - for Outstanding and Innovative Research into the Detection and Treatment of Suicidal Indiviuals

1999 Brown University - Distinguished Scientific Award for The Study and Treatment of Mental Disorders

1998 Institute of Medicine - Senior Member Award (elected)

1998 Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy - Lifetime Achievement Award

1996 Society for Psychotherapy Research - Distinguished Scientist Award

1996 California Psychological Association - Lifetime Achievement Award1997 Cummings Psyche Award for Lifetime Contribution

1995 Assumption College - Doctor of Humane Letters

1992 Albert Einstein School of Medicine - Albert Einstein Award

1992 New York Academy of Medicine - Thomas William Salmon Award

1992 Albert Einstein College of Medicine - The Einstein Award in Psychiatry

1989 Brown University - William Rogers Award

1989 American Psychological Association - Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology

1987 Royal College of Psychiatrists - Fellow

1983 American Psychopathological Association - Paul Hoch Award

1983 American Association for Suicidology - Louis Dublin Award

1982 Brown University: Doctor of Medical Sciences (Honorary Degree)

1979 American Psychiatric Association - Foundation’s Fund Prize for Research in Psychiatry

1978 Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists - Distinguished Researcher Award