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Padesky teaches therapists a simple Anxiety Equation (Mooney, 1986) that explains what causes anxiety disorders and why they persist.

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THERAPISTS: show this video on your website so your clients can view a brief summary of what the Mind Over Mood book is about.

Comments on: Homework? Not Me!

"Hi Christine, I just had to say that your “Homework? Not Me” video is fantastic. I cringe when I hear therapists say that they “assigned” homework…goodbye collaboration! And your suggestion to “remove the word homework from your vocabulary”…what music to my ears. Thank you again for doing this. I love these gold nuggets in such challenging times. Thumbs way, way up." - Michela
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Dr Michela M. David
Diplomate, Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
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NEW Article Posted on Clinical Corner

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Collaborative Case Conceptualization
Client Knows Best

We recently posted my new article titled "Collaborative Case Conceptualization: Client Knows Best." It illustrates two different ways to collaboratively create a case conceptualization with your client. One method uses the "Five-Part Model" and the other uses "Box/Arrow In /Arrow Out."
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Christine A Padesky, PhD
Founding Fellow, Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies | Honorary Fellow, British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies

The Clinician's Guide to CBT Using Mind Over Mood

"This book, more than any other I've written, conveys many of my best ideas for how to practice collaborative, client-centered CBT."

"Innovations and clinical tips developed during my 40 years of teaching come together here."
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Christine Padesky, PhD
book the clinician's guide and 5 reasons to buy. They are myth busting, integration, current evidence base, clinical exercise, and extended value.

New to This Edition

  • Detailed instructions on how, when, and why to use each of MOM2’s 60 worksheets.
  • Expanded coverage of effective use of thought records, behavioral experiments, and imagery.
  • Shows how to flexibly tailor MOM2 to address particular anxiety disorders, using distinct principles and protocols.
  • Incorporates evidence-based practices from positive psychology, motivational interviewing, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
  • Updated practice guidelines throughout, based on current clinical research.
  • More content on using MOM2 for therapist self-study and in training programs and classrooms.

How to Order

Save 25% and get FREE shipping to USA and Canada addresses when you order directly from the publisher Guilford Press.
Outside USA or Canada? Save 20% when you order from Guilford’s distributor Routledge.
Interested in the E-Book version? Order the DRM-Free version from Guilford for immediate download.

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    For Mental Health Professionals

    Clinical Tip VIDEOs published approximately 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Titles include:

    • Supercharge Activity Scheduling
    • Is Therapy Helping? (measuring change)
    • “Yes But …” Socratic Dialogue Fix
    • Homework? Not Me!!
    • Best Use – Clinician’s Guide. 2 TIPS
    • Understanding Anxiety and the Anxiety Equation

    Visit our Clinical Tools section, especially for therapists, researchers, and supervisors.

    Looking for a Website For Your Clients and the Public ?

    Your clients may find it useful to visit our website which is designed exclusively for the public. It provides information about the book Mind Over Mood, the best selling self-help book that uses evidence-based methods, as well as CBT resources, recommendations, and a CBT therapist finder. is our website based on the best selling self-help book.


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    Got Questions? Available in multiple modalities, individual and group. On-site or on-line. On-going, intermittent, or one time. Dr. Padesky provides CBT consultation on a wide variety of issues to:

          • Clinicians
          • Researchers
          • Program administrators
          • and others


    Padesky’s CBT Book Recommendations for THERAPISTS and links for the PUBLIC.  We recommend some of our favorite Cognitive Behavior Therapy books in a variety of categories. Brene Brown recommendations as well as some fun casual reading and Tech recs.


    Strengths-Based CBT: A four-step model to build resilience

    Read how Padesky and Mooney’s model is designed to help clients build positive qualities and how it can be used to build and strengthen personal resilience. 

    FREE REPRINT from Wiley.


    For personal use by supervisors, researchers, instructors, and therapists.

    • worksheets you can use with clients
    • socratic dialogue rating scale and manual
    • supervision/consultation worksheet
    • collaborative case conceptualization rating scale (CCCRS)


    Cognitive Behavior Therapy Training featuring
    Christine A. Padesky, PhD

    CBT Training materials
    NOW in MP4 video & MP3 audio format

    Available only to Mental Health Professionals or graduate students in a mental health field. Not for use by the public.


    • 8 MP4 VIDEO CBT clinical demonstrations available for rent or purchase
    • 6 MP3 AUDIO CBT workshops and presentations available for low cost purchase


    • 15 more audio programs
    • PLUS more video and audio presentations

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    Welcome to our website – Visit Often. We keep adding content!

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    We have provided cognitive behavior therapy training and workshops for CBT therapists worldwide since 1983 and have published since 1998.

    Whether you enjoy reading free articles, reviewing our past CBT workshop topics and sponsors, learning about consultation opportunities or CBT conferences, we hope to provide you with useful, timely and relevant CBT learning materials. We continue to add to our Clinical Corner section with free reprints of many of our journal articles including Strengths-Based CBT as well as new Clinical Tools and Clinical Tip videos.

    Also, we are pleased to offer access to a reprint of one of the best CBT PTSD treatment articles:  Ehlers & Clark’s cognitive model of PTSD. Please check out our book recommendations (including some fun techy stuff), and lists of our favorite CBT associations, conferences, and CBT journals.

    We hope you find our site useful. Please use our contact form to let us know if you found a particular Clinical Tip, Clinical Tool, or other resource particularly helpful. We’d love to hear from you. 

     Christine A. Padesky, PhD

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    Keep Checking Our Websites. They are in continuous progress. We regularly upload information and encourage you to keep checking back. is designed specifically for the Public and is useful for CBT clients. Visit and discover translation information, selected worksheets, CBT news of general interest, recommended readings, video and audio clips, and links to Find a Therapist.

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