Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Workshops by Christine Padesky

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Action-Packed CBT (Canada 2023)

March 23, 2023 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm PDT

: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Time zone shown is for Pacific Time. Event time at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is 1:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern Time.

3 HOUR VIRTUAL WORKSHOP presented by Christine A. Padesky, PhD

Lasting learning and change are more likely to result from active experience and doing than from book knowledge alone. If we apply this idea to psychotherapy, we need to consider that talk therapy by itself is not always the best therapy. The phrase, “action-packed CBT” describes a therapeutic approach that combines talk with active learning experiences embedded into each session. Action methods demonstrated in this workshop include: interactive writing/drawing, imagery, role playing, and behavioral experiments used to test out beliefs and to try out new behaviors.

Padesky, C.A. (2019, July). Action, dialogue & discovery: Reflections on Socratic Questioning 25 years later. Invited keynote address presented at the 2019 World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Berlin. [Free Reprint available from]

Christine A. Padesky, PhD, Co-Founder of Center for Cognitive Therapy in Huntington Beach, California is Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, Visiting Professor at the University of East London, and a leading CBT innovator. She and Kathleen Mooney, PhD created Strengths-Based CBT which helps clients construct new beliefs and behavioral strategies in order to improve overall functioning and relationships. Padesky has taught more than 500 workshops on 5 continents, provides consultation for therapists, hospitals and mental health clinics worldwide ( and develops audio and video therapist training materials ( Her presentations integrate theory, empiricism, creativity, and practical skills. Dr. Padesky is recipient of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy ‘s (BABCP) Most Influential International CBT Therapist award and the California Psychological Association’s Distinguished Contribution to Psychology award. In 2007 she received the Aaron T. Beck Award from the Academy of CBT for her enduring contributions to the field.

Padesky is co-author of five books, including Mind Over Mood (, voted by BABCP the most influential CBT book of all time and Collaborative Case Conceptualization (Kuyken, Padesky & Dudley, 2009). The Clinician’s Guide to CBT Using Mind Over Mood (Padesky, 2020, Guilford Press) details her CBT practice vision. Her forthcoming book, Dialogues for Discovery: Improving Psychotherapy’s Effectiveness will be published in May by Oxford University Press.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

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