Past Speakers and Award Recipients at the Aaron T. Beck Institute

1995 - 1996
Aaron T. Beck, M.D.
Director, Center for Cognitive Therapy and University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
"Current Developments in Cognitive Therapy"

1996 - 1997
Aaron Lazare, M.D.
Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Medical School and Professor of Psychiatry
"The Use of Apology"

1997 - 1998
Robert D. Enright, Ph.D.
Professor of Educational Psychology
University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Teaching Forgiveness"

1998 - 1999
David H. Barlow, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders and Professor of Psychology
Boston University
"Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Antidepressant Medication, and Their Combination, in the Treatment of Panic Disorder"

1999 - 2000
Aaron T. Beck, M.D.
Director, Center for Cognitive Therapy and University Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
"New Frontiers of Cognitive Therapy"

2000 - 2001
David M. Clark, D. Phil.
Professor of Psychology
Oxford University
"Developments in Cognitive Therapy for Social Phobia"

2001-2002
Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
"Nature and Management of ADHD in Children"

Robert J. DeRubeis, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania
"Cognitive Therapy for Moderate to Severe Depression"

2002-2003
David Brent, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Epidemiology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
"Depression and Suicide in Children"

2003-2004
Judith Beck, Ph.D.
President, Beck Institute
Bala Cynwyd, PA
"Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders"

2004-2005
Steven D. Hollon, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Vanderbilt University
"Cognitive Therapy of Depression: From Action to Insight (and Back Again)"

2005-2006
Diane Chambless, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Director of Clinical Training
University of Pennsylvania
"Empirically Supported Treatments: What Could Be Bad?"

2006-2007
Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D.
Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy
"Building Resilience with Cognitive Therapy"

2007-2008
Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Cornell University Medical School; Director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, NYC
"Cognitive Therapy for Chronic Worry"

2009
David A. Clark, Ph.D.,
Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of New Brunswick, Canada. "Cognitive Therapy For Obsessions"

2010
Paul M. Salkovskis, Ph.D., C, Psychol., FBPSS
Professor of Clinicial Psychology and Applied Science at The Institute of Psychiarty, King's College "Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Health Anxiety (Hypochondriasis)"

2011
Raymond Chip Tafrate, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairperson, Criminology and Criminal Justice Dept., Central Connecticut State University. "CBT and the Angry Client: A Flexible Menu-Driven Approach to Treatment"

Leonard A. Doerfler, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of the Counseling Psychology Program, Assumption College "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia"

Champika K. Soysa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology. Worcester State University. "Human and Natural Disaster: The Delivery of Mental Health Services"

Gail Steketee , MSW, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean, Boston University School of Social Work. "Too Much Stuff: Understanding and Treating Hoarding Disorder"

Leonard A. Doerfler, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Director of the Counseling Psychology Program at Assumption College, “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depressed Adolescents”

2012
Paul M. Rosen Ph.D.
Director, Clinical Services for the Central Massachusetts Special Education Collaborative. "Helping Parents Help Their Kids"

Dana Kennedy, MSW, LICSW
Assistant Clinical Director of Ellsworth Child and Family Counseling Center of Children’s Friend, Inc. in Worcester, MA, “Please Don’t Leave Me! Children with Separation Anxiety Disorder”

Stefan G. Hofmann, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology at the Department of Psychology at Boston University, Director of the Psychotherapy and Emotion Research Laboratory, “Treating Social Anxiety Disorder”

David Tolin, Ph.D., ABPP
Director, Anxiety Disorders Center and the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at The Institute of Living. "Face Your Fears: How to Conduct Good Exposure Therapy Across Diagnoses"

Monika E. Kolodziej, Ph.D.
Clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. "Treatment for Persons with Complex Diagnostic Profiles"

2013
Kathleen Trainor, MSW, Psy.D.
Senior Psychologist, Mass General Child Psychiatry Clinic. "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxious Children and Teens: Work Therapy not Play Therapy "

Kevin Murphy Ph.D.
President, The Adult ADHD Clinic of Central Massachusetts. "Assessment and Psychosocial Treatment of Adult/Adolescent ADHD"

Keith Dobson, Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Psychology, The University of Calgary. "Working with Negative Cognitions in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Models & Techniques"

Carl Fulwiler, M.D. 
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Center for Mental Health Services Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. “An Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression”

Jeffrey Danforth, Ph.D.
Professor of Child Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Eastern Connecticut State University. “Comorbid ADHD/Conduct Problems: Development & Parent Training”

2014
Leonard A. Doerfler, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Director of the Counseling Psychology Program at Assumption College. “Understanding DSM-5 and Adapting to Changes in the Diagnostic System”

Lynn LeBlanc-Marrone, LMHC, CADAC
Licensed mental Health and Certified Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor. Clinical Supervisor for Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Division. “Effective Treatment Interventions for Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders”

Jesse H. Wright, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Louisville, where he also serves as Vice Chairman for Academic Affairs and Director of the U of L Depression Center. “High-Yield Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Brief Sessions”

2015
Leonard A. Doerfler, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Director of the Counseling Psychology Program at Assumption College. “Understanding DSM-5 and Adapting to Changes in the Diagnostic System”

Peter W. Moran, Ph.D., M.S.
Co-founder and Senior Partner of Cornerstone Behavioral Health. Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Massachusetts, “Relating Trichotillomania to Emotional Self-Regulation, Addiction, and Stimulus Regulation”

Douglas Turkington, MD
Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry and Consultant Psychiatrist Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University and NTW NHS Foundation Trust, UK, and David Kingdon, MD, Professor of mental Health Care Delivery at the University of Southampton, UK and Honorary Consultant Adult Psychiatrist for Southern Health NHS Trust, UK, “Cognitive Therapy of Schizophrenia: an Update on Evidence, Techniques and Implementation”

Leonard A. Doerfler, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Director of the Counseling Psychology Program at Assumption College. “Understanding DSM-5 and Adapting to Changes in the Diagnostic System”

Elizabeth E. Epstein, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Director, UMass National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans, Professor Emerita, Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers University, Alcohol Behavioral Couple Therapy: A Motivational Enhancement/Cognitive Behavioral Couple-Based Protocol

Giulia Righi, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Division of Biology and Medicine of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Barbara Tylenda, Ph.D., ABPP, Board Certified in the Specialization of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Dr. Tylenda is Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Division of Biology and Medicine of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, “Autism Spectrum Disorder: the Integration of Clinical Practice and Research Findings for Behavioral Health Providers”

2016
Raymond Chip Tafrate, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist in Connecticut and New York and a Professor in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Central Connecticut State University. "Strategies to Defuse Your Angry Clients: Best Practices for Engagement, Assessment, and Treatment"

Zindel Segal, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Mood Disorders at the University of Toronto Scarborough and a senior scientist in the Campbell Family Research Institute at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. "Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Therapy: Treatment Development From a Common Core"

Esther Deblinger, Ph.D.
Co-founder and co-director of the Child Abuse Research Education and Service (CARES) Institute and a Professor of Psychiatry at Rowan Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey. "An Overview of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for Youth and their Caregivers: A Personal and Professional Narrative"

2017
Leonard A. Doerfler, PH.D.
Professor of Psychology and Director of the Counseling Psychology Program at Assumption College. "Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy For Substance Use Disorders"

Raymond Chip Tafrate, PH.D.
Licensed Psychologist in Connecticut and New York and a Professor in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Central Connecticut State University. "Critical Issues in the Conceptualization and Treatment of Anger"