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Cognitive Workshops, 858 Bank St., Suite 108, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W3 Canada

tel: 613-238-4971


About Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D

Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology), Co-Founder of Center for Cognitive Therapy in Huntington Beach, California is a Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a leading CBT innovator. She provides workshops and consultation to therapists worldwide ( and develops audio CD & DVD therapist training materials (described at Her clear, organized and compelling presentations integrate theory, empiricism, creativity, audience interaction and practical skills.

Dr. Padesky is recipient of BABCP's Most Influential International CBT Therapist award and the California Psychological Association's Distinguished Contribution to Psychology award. In 2007 the Academy of Cognitive Therapy bestowed on her its Aaron T. Beck Award for her enduring contributions to the field.She is co-author of five books, including the new (2016) Mind Over Mood, 2nd Edition ( recently released in Dutch, French, Portuguese, and Spanish translations. With over a million copies sold world-wide in 23 languages, the first edition was named the most influential CBT book of all time by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (BABCP). The second edition was named 2nd place winner of the 2016 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Consumer Health Category. Her other books include Collaborative Case Conceptualization and a forthcoming book on Socratic methods in CBT.


Cognitive Workshops

for Mental Health Professionals

Cognitive Therapy Training

for Mental Health Professionals

Cognitive Therapy Training