Sonia Beck, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Division of Psychology
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital
1601 23rd Avenue South
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Dr. Sonia Beck became a faculty member in September 2011. She had been a member of Vanderbilt’s Community Mental Health Center team and has been providing individual and group therapy services in the Adult Outpatient Clinic since January of 2003. Dr. Beck has worked as a therapist with a variety of populations since 1987, both as a graduate student and as a professional, including college counseling centers at West Chester University (PA), Vanderbilt University (TN), and Illinois State University (IL); community health centers including Lower East Side Service Center (NY) and Center for Comprehensive Health Practice (NY); and worked in criminal offender(TN) and addictions programs (NY city). She is trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), CBT(Cognitive Behavior Therapy), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Gestalt Therapy, and has teaching and supervising experience at the college level (West Chester University, Illinois State University, and Tennessee State University) and at the professional level (Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry). Dr. Beck provides supervision in individual and group psychotherapy to the psychiatry residents in training, teaches psychotherapy classes to residents beginning their training, and is one of the lecturers on faculty to resident classes. She is also trained in testing and research but her focus of work has been in clinical practice.