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The CBT Toolbox, Second Edition

185 Tools To Manage Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Behaviors & Stress

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Jeff Riggenbach, PhD
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Jun 15, 2021
PESI Publishing
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In this highly anticipated second edition of the bestselling CBT Toolbox, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy expert Dr. Jeff Riggenbach translates 20 years of practice and training into an accessible, step-by-step approach to create meaningful change for your clients.

Designed for mental health clinicians, coaches, and clients alike, The CBT Toolbox is a go-to resource for addressing unhelpful thinking patterns and implementing practical, proven, action steps to achieve goals and live life more intentionally. Dr. Riggenbach is legendary for providing evidence-based strategies that actually work, all in the form of his signature “tools.”

The second edition contains 185 exercises and activities that are reproducible and ready-to-go for in-session, homework, or your own self-improvement.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Problem Solving
  • Overcoming daily obstacles
  • Addictive behaviours
  • Stress
  • Goal setting
  • Time management
  • Dealing with difficult people



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Jeff Riggenbach, PhD, is one of the most sought after educators in North America in the area of CBT and personality disorders. Over the past 15 years he has developed and overseen CBT based Mood Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder treatment programs at two different psychiatric hospitals serving over 3,000 clients at multiple levels of care. Dr. Riggenbach trained at the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia, is a Diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and has presented in all 50 United States, Mexico, and Canada on topics related to CBT, DBT and Personality Dysfunction.

Dr. Riggenbach has authored two best-selling books, The Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Toolbox: A Workbook for Clients and Clinicians (PESI, 2012) and Borderline Personality Disorder Toolbox: A Practical Evidence-Based Guide to Regulating Intense Emotions (PESI, 2016), which was Amazon’s #1 new release in its category.  Jeff is known for bridging the gap between academia, research findings and day-to-day clinical practice, and his seminars on DBT, CBT, and Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy receive the highest evaluations in terms of clinical utility as well as entertainment value. 


Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Jeff Riggenbach has an employment relationship with Brookhaven Psychiatric Hospital. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Jeff Riggenbach has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


All cognitive behavior therapists or psychotherapists wishing to integrate more of CBT into their practice could benefit greatly from having this well-written, practical and comprehensive CBT workbook on their book shelf.
John Ludgate, Founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy

This book is a goldmine for CBT therapists wishing to learn more about coaching and for coaches wanting to explore what CBT has to offer them in their work.
Windy Dryden, PhD, author of Cognitive Emotive Behavioural Coaching


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