Torrey Creed, Ph.D. is an Research Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania’s Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and a faculty member at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Philadelphia, PA. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania.
As the director of The Beck Initiative at Penn, she collaborates with Dr. Aaron T. Beck, the Father of Cognitive Therapy, to lead a large-scale dissemination and implementation program to train community mental health clinicians to deliver CBT across a wide range of populations including children, adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, suicide ideation or behavior, severe mental illness and psychosis, histories of incarceration, homelessness, and other pressing public health concerns.
Dr. Creed has consulted with a broad range of groups on the implementation of CBT, ranging from individuals and small agencies to state-wide mental health networks. She also serves on the steering committee of the Evidence Based Practice and Innovation Center (EPIC Center) for the City of Philadelphia.
In addition to leading the implementation program, Dr. Creed has traveled nationally and internationally to deliver tailored training in cognitive behavioral therapy. Her recently co-authored book, Cognitive Therapy for Adolescents in School Settings, is being used as a guide for mental health services in Philadelphia and other public schools.
Dr. Creed’s primary research interests are the development of Dyadic CBT for the family-based treatment of depression and suicide in adolescents, the effective dissemination and implementation of CBT in community mental health settings, and the delivery of effective training through e-learning and other technologies.