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CBT Radio

Aug 17, 2010

This episode is primarily relevant to professionals.

In this episode, R. Trent Codd, III, Ed.S., interviews Donna M. Sudak, M.D. about combining CBT with medication. In this episode they discuss :

  • When a prescriber should consider CBT 
  • Essential things prescribers should know about using medication alongside CBT 
  • Whether anxiolytics interfere with exposure therapy 
  • How cognitive-behavioral therapists can better communicate with prescribers 
  • CBT in brief formats 
  • Her work with training psychiatric residents in CBT 
  • And much more! 


Donna M. Sudak, M.D., is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Sudak is Director of Psychotherapy Training, and lectures widely about topics in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, including topics such as Cognitive Conceptualization, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and training residents in Psychiatry in Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Sudak is a graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and completed her Psychiatry residency at the University of Washington. She has made a number of significant contributions to the literature in CBT education.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities at Drexel University College of Medicine, Dr. Sudak is an adjunct faculty member at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research and teaches residents at Albert Einstein and Thomas Jefferson University. She has a private practice in Philadelphia. She has an active research interest in psychiatric education, and has played a major role in developing suggested curricula and guidelines for resident competency in Cognitive Therapy.