Christine A. Padesky,Ph.D.
Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D., is considered one of the
leading cognitive therapy workshop presenters in the world, appreciated for her
depth of knowledge, compassion, and good-humored warmth. She has presented over
300 workshops to more than 35,000 professionals throughout North America,
Europe and the Pacific as well as 25 workshops with cognitive therapy's
founder, Aaron T. Beck, M.D. This is her first workshop in
Japan. Her clear, organized
and compelling presentations integrate theory, empiricism, creativity, audience
interaction and practical skills.
Padesky is a Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive
Therapy and former President of the International Association for Cognitive
Psychotherapy. In 2002, the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive
Psychotherapies (BABCP) named Dr. Padesky the “Most Influential International
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapist.” In 2003 she received recognition for
her Distinguished Contribution to Psychology from the California Psychological
Association. In 2007 the Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies
presented her with its annual award for Excellence in Contributions to
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. The international Academy of Cognitive Therapy
honored her with its 2007 Aaron T. Beck Award for “enduring contributions
to the field.”
Dr. Padesky provides consultation to mental health professionals worldwide.
She develops CD and DVD training materials (described on her website, www.padesky.com)
that demonstrate cognitive therapy processes and protocols and is a featured
therapist in several award-winning educational films. She is co-author
of books translated into seventeen languages including Cognitive Therapy
of Personality Disorders, Clinician's Guide to Mind Over Mood, and Cognitive
Therapy with Couples. BABCP voted her book best selling cognitive therapy self-help book Mind
Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think (www.mindovermood.com)
the most influential cognitive therapy book of all time.
Cognitive therapy／Cognitive behavioral therapy