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PAU Professor Robert D. Friedberg Named Guilford Press “Author of the Month”

Thursday, October 11, 2018

PAU Professor Robert D. Friedberg, Ph.D., ABPP, ACT leads the child and family emphasis area at PAU and is director and research group advisor for the Center for the Study and Treatment of Anxious Youth. His professional passion is cognitive behavioral therapy with children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Friedberg is recognized as one of the leading experts in applying Aaron T. Beck’s model of cognitive therapy to children.

His book, Clinical Practice of Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Second Edition: The Nuts and Bolts, is widely regarded as the definitive practitioner reference and teaching text and provides a complete introduction to doing cognitive-behavioral therapy with 6- to 18-year-olds.

The book was published in March 2018 by Guilford Press, a leading international publisher of books, periodicals, and DVDs in mental health. Guilford selected Dr. Friedberg as its Author of the Month for October, 2018.

A Q&A with Dr. Friedberg was conducted by Guilford and is posted on their website.

Read the Q&A with Dr. Friedberg posted in which he answers the following questions:

·         What made you decide to write this book?

·         What was the hardest part of writing it, and what was the easiest?

·         What is one important lesson or message you hope readers take away?     

·         Are there any other books that greatly influenced your writing process/research?

·         What led you to your specific area of study and the subject of your book?

·         Tell us one fascinating thing about this topic.

·         Are there any common misconceptions about the topic?

·         What advances do you hope we will see in the next 10 years?

·         What made you decide to go into the field of mental health?

·         When you are not working, what do you do for fun?

·         What is your all-time favorite book?

·         Is there a project that you are excited to work on next?

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