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. In 2017, the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (BABCP) awarded her an Honorary Fellowship in recognition of “outstanding contributions to CBT at an international level.”

She is co-author of five books, including the new (2016) Mind Over Mood, 2nd Edition ( which won 2nd place in the 2016 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Consumer Health Category. The second edition has pending translations in more than 20 languages with ten completed so far (including French and Spanish). With over 1 million copies sold world-wide in 23 languages, the first edition was named the most influential CBT book of all time by BABCP. Her other books include Collaborative Case Conceptualization and forthcoming books on Socratic methods in CBT as well as a clinician’s guide to the 2nd Edition of Mind Over Mood.


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