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Collaborative Case Conceptualization (Canada 2022)

February 25, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 3:00 pm Oakville, ONTARIO, CANADA


Time and Date posted are for EASTERN TIME ZONE – TORONTO, CANADA.

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  • Private workshop for staff of the Oakville Centre for Cognitive Therapy
  • Presented by Christine A. Padesky, PhD
  • 3 hour interactive workshop


Collaborative case conceptualization is designed to enhance client understanding, empowerment, and treatment adherence. This workshop demonstrates two simple forms of case conceptualization that can be collaboratively developed in session with clients, using client language.

  • The 5-part model can be used with any combination of client issues to broadly describe current difficulties in terms of links among thoughts, behaviors, physical reactions, moods, and environmental/situational factors.
  • A second model called “Box/Arrow In/Arrow Out” helps clients identify triggers and maintenance factors for specific issues of concern.

Each model is illustrated with participant case examples along with discussion of how client strengths can be linked with that model of case conceptualization and the treatment plans that follow. Dr. Padesky details the steps involved in each approach and highlights standard therapist questions and statements that can be used to prompt client engagement in co-construction of these models.


Padesky, C.A. (2020). Collaborative Case Conceptualization: Client Knows Best. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. [available online 23 July 2020]

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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, Honorary Fellow of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), 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 (Digital Padesky Store). Her presentations integrate theory, empiricism, creativity, 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 she received the Aaron T. Beck Award from the Academy of CBT for her enduring contributions to the field. She 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. Padesky also provides FREE Clinical Tips on her YouTube Channel (


Oakville Centre for Cognitive Therapy (a psychology practice located in Oakville, Ontario, Canada)


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