Kelly B Beck

Kelly B Beck, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Rehabilitation Science, University of Pittsburgh
Rehabilitation Science, UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine

Specialty Certifications

Board Certification
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Qualified Teacher

Professional Affiliations

Member, International Society for Autism Research
Member, American Psychological Association
Member, American Counseling Association

Research Interests

Mental health interventions for autism; Mindfulness/non-pharmacological approaches to pain; Emotion regulation as a treatment target
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Beck KB*, Kulzer J* Trabert C, Meyer EC, Colacci J, Pramuka M, McCue M. A vocational rehabilitation partnership to provide transition services to young adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities: The Cognitive Skills Enhancement Program. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. 2022. In Press. *=joint first author
  2. Beck KB*, Northrup JB*, Breitenfeldt KE, Porton S, Day TN, MacKenzie K, Conner CM, Mazefsky CA. Stakeholder informed development of the Emotion Awareness and Skills Enhancement team-based program (EASE-Teams). Autism. 2021;26(3):586-600. doi:10.1177/13623613211061936 *Joint First Author
  3. Beck KB, Conner CM, Breitenfeldt KE, Northrup JB, White SW, Mazefsky CA. Assessment and treatment of emotion regulation impairment in autism spectrum disorder across the life span: Current state of the science and future directions. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics. 2020;29(3):527-542.
  4. Beck KB, Greco CM, Terhorst L, Skidmore E, Kulzer JL, McCue M. Mindfulness-based stress reduction for adults with autism spectrum disorder: feasibility and estimated effects. Mindfulness. 2020;11:1286-1297.
  5. Beck KB, Connor CM, White SW, Mazefsky CM. Mindfulness here and now: strategies for helping adolescents with autism. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2020;59(10):1125-1127.