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The Comprehensive Clinician’s Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Leslie Sokol, PhD |  Marci Fox, PhD
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Nov 05, 2019
PESI Publishing
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Drs. Sokol and Fox have the knowledge base to bring you the most comprehensive and up-to-date information regarding CBT.

Written for mental health professionals, students, trainers, supervisors, teachers, and clinicians of all levels, this workbook is filled with practical, easy-to-understand tools to help you put theory into practice.

Filled with worksheets, coping cards, step-by-step plans and activities, this accessible guide will help you teach clients effective coping skills, which builds their confidence, and eliminates self-doubt—the most crucial part of treatment. These tools will help clients become their own therapist and sustain recovery across a variety of issues, including:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Substance Abuse
  • Personality Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Self-Harm and Suicidality
  • Psychosis



Leslie Sokol, PhD's Profile

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Author /Speaker

Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens

Dr. Leslie Sokol, is an internationally recognized leader in the field of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with more than 30 years of experience in practice, teaching and research.

She is a distinguished founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a past president, currently serving as chairman of its credentialing committee and as a fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).

She also served as chairman of behavioral science for the Mercy Suburban Hospital Family Practice Training Program for over 20 years, teaching psychiatry and psychosocial skills to family medicine residents and staff at the hospital.

Dr. Sokol has been published in several peer-reviewed journals as well and has co-authored numerous books and book chapters. Her most recent books include: Teaching and Supervising Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Think Confident, Be Confident: A Four-Step Program to Eliminate Doubt and Achieve Lifelong Self-Esteem; Think Confident, Be Confident Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help you Create Unshakable Self-Confidence and Reach Your Goals.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Leslie Sokol maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Montgomery County. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Sokol receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and record royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Leslie Sokol is a member of the Academy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior and Cognitive Therapy. She serves as the president-elect of the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy. Dr. Sokol is on the advisory board of the Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research.

Marci Fox, PhD's Profile

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Marci G. Fox, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who specializes in CBT with teens and adults. She has been in private practice for over 25 years and worked with the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy for almost the same amount of time. As an adjunct faculty member at the Beck Institute, she trains individuals in CBT both nationally and internationally, and helps mental health professionals improve their clinical skills and pinpoint specific areas of remediation.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Marci Fox maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with LA County DMH. She receives royalties as a published author. Marci Fox receives a speaking honorarium, product, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Marci Fox is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the Florida Psychological Association. She is a founding fellow for the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies.


The Comprehensive Clinician’s Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is truly a one-stop shop for any student or professional who intends to practice CBT in its most authentic and evidence-based form. Sokol and Fox have struck a perfect balance between an elegant academic volume and a clear and concise resource complete with excellent worksheets woven throughout the text. The forthcoming praise and success of this book is well deserved.”
-Aaron T. Beck, MD, University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

"This is a marvelous addition to the literature supporting therapists in learning and applying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy written by two master clinicians and educators. The client worksheets alone would be worth the purchase of the book, even for experienced clinicians. The text is practical, straightforward, and filled with specific examples of the principles in practice."
- Donna M Sudak, MD, Immediate Past President, American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training

"Clear, practical, broad, and entirely evidence-based, the Comprehensive Clinician’s Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is rightly named and is a volume which belongs on the shelf of any clinician wishing to understand the practice of contemporary CBT. Students and trainees will find the book to be a useful primer on CBT, whereas seasoned clinicians will find wisdom in the author’s spare, focused approach. They direct our attention to what is most important in practice, ensuring high-fidelity CBT. This guide is optimistic in tone, emphasizing the role of “confidence” as a foundation of clinical change. Combining elements of efficacy and hope, Confidence is something clinicians and their patients may gain from this simple volume.”
- Mark Reinecke, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University

"Ranging from anxiety disorders to psychosis and everything in between, this book is your go-to resource guide for applying the principles of CBT to a variety of clinical issues and diagnoses. Written in a manner that is easily accessible, this book provides you with the step-by-step tools needed to put theory into practice. This indispensable guide is a must have for every clinician’s library. I highly recommend it!”
- Lynn McFarr, PhD, Founder of CBT California (CBTC), Professor of Health Sciences as UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine


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