Director and Research Group Advisor at the Center for the Study and Treatment of Anxious Youth

Robert D. Friedberg obtained his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology –San Diego and completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Therapy-Newport Beach. Currently, he is a tenured Full Professor, Head of the Pediatric Behavioral Health Care Emphasis, Director of the Center for the Study and Treatment of Anxious Youth at Palo Alto University and a licensed clinical psychologist. Friedberg is a Board Certified Diplomate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a former Extramural Scholar at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and a Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT). He was named a Spotlight Mentor by ABCT. Friedberg is the author of eleven books including Clinical Practice of Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents (2015 with Jessica McClure), CBT-Express (with  Drs. Jessica McClure, Micaela Thordarson, and &  Marisa , Keller), Handbook of CBT for Pediatric Medical Conditions (with Dr. Jennifer Paternostro) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Youth: Tradition and Innovation (with Dr. Brad Nakamura). He is also at work on a new book on creative applications of CBT with Dr. Erica Rozmid and a major research project studying intolerance of uncertainty and COVID related thoughts in children and parents. Dr. Friedberg has authored many journal articles, book chapters, and national/international presentations.  His brand new project is the use of narrative and storytelling to disseminate CBT to community practitioners.

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