Jesse H. Wright, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Jesse Wright is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Chief of Adult Psychiatry at the University of Louisville. He is a recognized authority in the treatment of depression and related problems. Dr. Wright lectures widely on the use of cognitive therapy, medications, and other forms of psychiatric treatment. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed a residency in psychiatry at the University of Michigan.
Together with Dr. Monica Basco, Dr. Wright authored Getting Your Life Back: The Complete Guide to Recovery from Depression. In this powerful self-help book, the authors show people how to bring together the best methods of scientifically tested treatments in the fight against depression. He also is the principal author of Good Days Ahead, the first DVD-ROM, interactive computer program for combating depression and anxiety.
Dr. Wright's research has focused on the development of innovative treatment methods for depression such as the use of computer tools to assist therapists and patients in the recovery process. With a team of collaborators including Doctors Andrew Wright and Aaron Beck. he wrote and produced the first multimedia computer program for psychotherapy. He has published extensively on topics such as cognitive therapy of depression, computer-assisted treatment, and how to combine cognitive therapy and pharmacotherapy. As the Founding President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, Dr. Wright has played a major role in developing internationally recognized standards for the practice of this effective treatment approach.