About the Presenter

Christine A. Padesky, Ph. D. (Clinical Psychology) is one of the leading cognitive therapy workshop presenters in the world, appreciated for her depth of knowledge, compassion, and good-humored warmth. Dr. Padesky, Co-Founder of the 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 ( www.padesky.com) and develops audio CD & DVD therapist training materials (described at www.store.padesky.com). 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 her "outstanding contributions to CBT at an international level".

She is co-author of five books, including Mind Over Mood, 2 nd Edition (2016, www.mindovermood.com). 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. 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 forthcoming books on Socratic methods in CBT and a clinician's guide to the 2 nd Edition of Mind Over Mood.