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Advanced CBT Toolbox for Depressed, Anxious & Traumatized Youth

Over 150 Worksheets, Handouts & Therapist Tips to Promote Resilience, Positive Emotions & Personal Growth

David M. Pratt, PhD, MSW
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Feb 22, 2022
PESI Publishing
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Drawing on third-wave advances in cognitive behavioral therapy, Dr. David Pratt has created an invaluable set of innovative yet highly practical therapy tools that will create meaningful change for your young clients.

Based on Dr. Pratt’s 40+ years of clinical experience, these actionable, youth-friendly worksheets and handouts will help your clients become more resilient, optimistic, and fully alive. Each activity is accompanied by a therapist rationale explaining the evidence base and clinical foundation underlying the intervention, as well as therapist tips for successful implementation. This advanced CBT toolbox is a natural companion for Dr. Pratt’s first book, CBT Toolbox for Depressed, Anxious & Suicidal Children and Adolescents.


This new, advanced book contains more than 150 structured activities and therapist tips that are ready for in-session or homework use. These tools will help you teach a variety of skills that are essential for kids’ growth and happiness, including:


  • Developing resilience
  • Self-regulation
  • Growth mindset
  • Overcoming worry
  • Problem solving
  • Promoting positive emotions
  • Goal development
  • Practicing gratitude
  • Self-compassion
  • Using personal strengths
  • Mindfulness practices
  • Building self-esteem
  • Improving communication skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Social skills
  • And for caregivers: positive parenting skills



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David M. Pratt, PhD, MSW, is an internationally renowned expert and author in the field of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with over 40 years of experience successfully integrating CBT in his work with children, adolescents and families. Dr. Pratt is a New York State licensed psychologist with a private practice at the Western New York Psychotherapy Services in Amherst, NY. He is on faculty with the University at Buffalo, School of Social work, Office of Continuing Education and a member of the New York State, Office of Mental Health Advisory Board on Evidence-Based Treatments for Youth. He was the principal psychologist at the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the University at Buffalo and adjunct professor/lecturer, University at Buffalo Counseling, School and Educational Psychology department.

Dr. Pratt conducts numerous trainings in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at local, state, national and international forums. He is the author of popular books including CBT Toolkit for Depressed, Anxious and Suicidal Children and Adolescents (PESI Publishing, Inc., 2019) and Advanced CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: Promoting Resilience, Positive Emotions and Personal Growth (PESI Publishing Inc., 2022).

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. David Pratt has an employment relationship with the University of Buffalo. He receives compensation as a consultant. Dr. Pratt receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He is a paid consultant for Evergreen Certifications. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. David Pratt serves on the advisory board for the New York State Office of Mental Health.


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