Leslie Sokol, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and internationally recognized leader in the field of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), with almost 40 years of experience in practice, teaching and research. She was a past Director of Education and one of the principal instructors at the internationally acclaimed Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She is one of the leading CBT speakers in the world, providing teaching and training to professional and paraprofessional groups, both nationally and internationally, on a multitude of CBT topics.

Dr. Sokol is a distinguished founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, was a past president, and is currently Chairman of its Credentialing Committee. She is a fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and President Elect of the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACBT). Dr. Sokol also served as Chairman of Behavioral Science for the Mercy Suburban Hospital and Family Practice Training Program for over 20 years. Her private practice is in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Sokol has coauthored numerous books and book chapters. Her most recent books include: The Comprehensive Clinicians Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Teaching and Supervising Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens: A Cognitive Therapy Guide to Overcoming Self-Doubt and Creating Unshakable Self-Esteem; Think Confident, Be Confident: A Four-Step Program to Eliminate Doubt and Achieve Lifelong Self-Esteem; and The 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.