Dr. David Burns

David D. Burns is an American psychiatrist and adjunct professor emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Burns is a well-known co-creator of CBT. Thanks to his extraordinary ability to explain complex concepts in lay language, he has presented the ideas of his mentor, Aaron T. Beck (and those of Albert Ellis) into the language of the masses. He gained worldwide fame with his 1980 bestseller “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy” (Polish edition: “Radość życia czyli jak zwyciężyć depresję. Teoria zaburzeń nastroju”), which gained over 5 million readers worldwide. “Feeling Good” was the first evidence-based self-help book in the mass market and the first scientifically proven bibliotherapeutic tool research has demonstrated is sufficient to treat depression successfully. Dr. Burns is also an outstanding trainer and has gained a constantly growing and faithful group of therapists and coaches focused around the California-based Feeling Good Institute (feelinggoodinstitute.com). He developed one of the first CBT approaches for relational conflict, “Feeling Good Together” (Polish edition in preparation).TEAM is his latest offering and is gaining a following across the US, Latin America, Asia, now in Europe, and elsewhere.

Dr. Burns’ website: feelinggood.com

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