Dr. Christine Padesky
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-humoured warmth. She has presented over 400 workshops to more than 45,000 professionals throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia as well as 25 workshops with cognitive therapy's founder, Aaron T. Beck, M.D. Her clear, organized and compelling presentations integrate theory, empiricism, creativity, audience interaction and practical skills.
Co-founder in 1983 of the Center for Cognitive Therapy in Huntington Beach, California, Dr. Padesky was one of the earliest therapists to use CBT with depression (beginning in 1978). She 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 Academy of Cognitive Therapy honoured her with its Aaron T. Beck Award for enduring contributions to the field. Dr. Padesky provides consultation to mental health professionals worldwide.
She develops audio CD and DVD training materials (described at www.Store.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 23 languages including Collaborative Case Conceptualization, Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders, Clinician's Guide to Mind Over Mood, and Cognitive Therapy with Couples. BABCP voted her 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.