Mar 23, 2020
Dr. Jesse Wright is the Kolb Endowed Chair of Outpatient Psychiatry and Director of the Depression Center at the University of Louisville, the Founding President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and the President of the Kentucky Psychiatric Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists and his research interests include the development and testing of computer-aided psychotherapy programs and the interaction between pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. Dr. Wright created a popular software application that is used to help people learn cognitive-behavior therapy skills to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety and his book, Learning Cognitive-Behavior Therapy: An Illustrated Guide, which includes a DVD with video demonstrations of key treatment methods, is being used in training programs throughout the world. Dr. Wright’s book, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Severe Mental Illness, presents advanced strategies for treating challenging conditions. This volume was chosen as the “Mental Health Book of the Year” for 2009 by the British Medical Association. I highly recommend Dr. Wright’s first book written for the general public, Getting Your Life Back: The Complete Guide to Recovery from Depression, which was chosen by Self Magazine as one of the eight best self-help books. His most recent book, also written for the public, is titled Breaking Free from Depression: Pathways to Wellness and has also received rave reviews.
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