CBT expert speaks at the University of Derby

Psychotherapists from across the UK, and even from as far as Australia, travelled to the University of Derby on 18 May for a master class on cognitive behavioural psychotherapy from Dr Christine Padesky. She spoke on ‘Constructing new core beliefs’ to an audience of over 150 practising psychotherapists and University of Derby students.

A protégée of the founder of the therapy, Aaron T. Beck, Dr Padesky presented 25 workshops with him at the outset of her career. Since then she has spoken to over 40,000 professionals worldwide and her Mind Over Mood has been voted the most influential cognitive therapy book of all time in one poll. She is a co-founder of the Center for Cognitive Therapy in California.

Dr Padesky said: “I was delighted to travel to Derby and meet with the students and practitioners who had travelled so far. I hope that the delegates now have a greater understanding of core beliefs and some new skills to use with their clients.”