A practical four-step cognitive therapy program for overcoming self-doubt and fear?from leading experts in the field. Long-time associates of the Beck Institute, Drs. Sokol and Fox share their practical, four-step cognitive therapy program for overcoming self-doubt and fear, building confidence, and maximizing potential in all areas of life. Their unique program enables the reader to identify and examine those areas where self-doubt gets triggered and interferes with their potential. As the self-doubt becomes more externalized, readers are shown step-by-step how to determine if their fear is valid, and if not, how to overcome it. Readers will learn how to develop confidence and to base their actions on a new, more positive belief structure, resulting in a true and lasting form of solid self-esteem and confidence.
With the pressing need to help adolescents thrive in an increasingly complex world, The Think Confident, Be Confident Workbook for Teens serves as a much-needed resource for teens and those who care about them. Clear, engaging exercises and real-life examples guide readers to build concrete and practical strategies to face the world with strength and confidence. Torrey A. Creed, PhD, assistant professor of psychology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and coauthor of Cognitive Therapy for Adolescents in School Settings"
Leslie Sokol, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, and distinguished founding fellow, certified trainer/consultant, past president, secretary, and credentials chair of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She was past director of education at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and is a highly acclaimed national and international lecturer. Sokol is coauthor of Think Confident, Be Confident; Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens; and Teaching and Supervising Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She maintains a private practice in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. Marci G. Fox, PhD, is a senior faculty member for the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research's training program. She is a licensed psychologist, and a founding fellow, certified trainer/consultant, and board member on the credentialing and ratings committee of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Fox is an expert in cognitive therapy, an international lecturer, and coauthor of Think Confident, Be Confident; Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens; and Teaching and Supervising Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Her practice is located in Boca Raton, FL. For more information, visit her website at www.thinkconfidentbeconfident.com. Foreword writer Aaron T. Beck, MD, created and refined cognitive therapy over the course of his research and clinical career. He has published more than 600 scholarly articles and twenty-five books and has developed widely used assessment scales. Beck has received many prestigious awards, including the 2006 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award for developing cognitive therapy. In 2013, he became the first recipient of the Kennedy Community Health Award from the Kennedy Forum. Beck has been listed as one of the ten "individuals who shaped the face of American psychiatry" and one of the five most influential psychotherapists of all time. He is emeritus professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center. His current research focuses on cognitive therapy for schizophrenia, cognitive therapy for suicide prevention, and dissemination of cognitive therapy into community settings.