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CBT Radio

Jul 7, 2010

This episode is primarily relevant to consumers.

In this episode, John Ludgate, PhD interviews Leslie Sokol, PhD about the new book “Think confident, be confident: A four-step approach to eliminate doubt and achieve lifelong self-esteem.” Dr. Sokol is co-author of this book along with Marci G. Fox, PhD. In this episode they discuss:

  • Why people have issues with doubt 
  • The effects of doubting 
  • The difference between doubt based on competence and doubt based on desirability 
  • Doubt distortions and how they operate 
  • Steps people can take to deal with doubt 


Dr. Sokol is a licensed psychologist and distinguished founding fellow, past president, treasurer, and credentials chair in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She is the director of education at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, lectures nationally and internationally, and maintains a private practice in the Philadelphia suburbs.