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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Mourns the Passing of Dr. Aaron T. Beck

2 Nov 2021 — 1 min read

By Robert Gebbia, AFSP Chief Executive Officer


Aaron T. Beck, M.D.

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Leaders at top mental health organizations pay tribute to psychiatry trailblazer, Dr. Aaron T. Beck 

Executives from the nation’s 16 leading mental health advocacy organizations mourn the passing of Dr. Aaron T. Beck, a giant in the field of psychiatry. Few people deserve the title of icon or legend in the mental health field – Dr. Beck was one of them. As the father of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dr. Beck’s work has left an indelible mark on how our world approaches the treatment of mental health and addiction. His revolutionary approach to addressing our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors changed not only the way clinicians approached treatment, but the way people improved in care. His legacy is one that will be built on for generations to come.

Robert (Bob) Gebbia,
CEO American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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