Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Workshops by Christine Padesky

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Dialogues for Discovery: Socratic Dialogue in Action (Canada 2023)

March 31, 2023 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm PDT

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Time zone shown is for Pacific Daylight Time. Event time at Oakville is 12noon to 3pm Eastern Daylight Time

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

Our best psychotherapy sessions are often the ones in which clients make new discoveries that prove to be transformational, even in small ways. Socratic dialogue is one of the most effective ways to increase the likelihood of client discovery. Padesky offers live demonstrations of her 4-Stage Model of Socratic Dialogue (Padesky, 1993, 2019, 2020) along with guiding principles for its effective use. Recent research suggests clients may prefer Socratic therapy methods over didactic ones (Heiniger, Clark, & Egan, 2018). In addition, skillful therapist use of Socratic methods has been linked to better therapy outcomes (Braun et al., 2015; Farmer et al., 2017). Participants are encouraged to present case examples for live demonstrations. These examples can include work with anger or other moods, personality issues, challenges of working with imagery, etc. Don’t miss this training opportunity to learn best practices from one of the world’s leading experts on Socratic Dialogue.


  • LIST the four stages of Socratic dialogue
  • DESCRIBE three common circumstances in which Socratic Dialogue is likely to be utilized in CBT sessions
  • IDENTIFY two common therapist behaviors that lead clients to say “Yes, but…” and describe what therapists can do to minimize the likelihood of this response.

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