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Drs. Sokol and Fox, experts in the field of cognitive behavior therapy, have written the ultimate self-help books. Think Confident Be Confident: A Four-Step Program to Eliminate Doubt and Achieve Lifelong Self-Esteem and Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens: A Cognitive Therapy Guide to Overcoming Self-Doubt and Creating Unshakable Self-Esteem are the answer to conquering doubt and building self-confidence. Drs. Sokol and Fox have over forty years combined experience as licensed psychologists with extremely active private practices and training schedules. They are nationally and internationally acclaimed lecturers in the field of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Leslie Sokol, PhD is a senior faculty member and past director of education at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, distinguished founding fellow, past president, and credentials chair of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Marci G. Fox, PhD is an adjunct faculty member at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and founding fellow in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. They are intricately involved in the teaching and training of professionals and the public on a wide variety of topics including Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Think Confident, Be Confident:

A Four-Step Program to Eliminate Doubt and Achieve Lifelong Self-Esteem

Leslie Sokol, PhD and Marci Fox, PhD


Succeed in your personal life
Succeed in your work life
Succeed in life


Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens:

A Cognitive Therapy Guide to Overcoming Self-Doubt
and Creating Unshakable Self-Esteem

Marci Fox, PhD and Leslie Sokol, PhD


Recognize and overcome the self-doubt that brings you down
Grow your confidence so YOU believe in yourself
Use your confident thoughts to take
effective and positive action
Enjoy your social life
Feel smarter at school
Go after what you dream.... sports, talents, work, or goals


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Praise for Think Confident, Be Confident

“An invaluable guide to consumers (and the professionals who treat them). It will reduce self-doubt, increase self-confidence, and—most importantly—allow individuals to achieve their goals.”
—Judith S. Beck, author of The Beck Diet Solution
and Aaron T. Beck, founder of The Beck Institute

"In Think Confident, Be Confident, Drs. Sokol & Fox, two experienced and top-notch clinicians, give the reader an unfailingly encouraging, optimistic message: 'You CAN become a more confident person. You CAN reduce the role that self-doubt plays in your life. You WILL learn how to think and act in ways that will improve your life, starting today.' The book's caring, upbeat message, combined with its many exercises derived from evidence-based cognitive therapy, will provide readers with valuable new psychological skills that endure."
—Cory F. Newman, Ph.D., ABPP Director, Center for Cognitive Therapy

Praise for Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens

"Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens is a must read and a truly valuable resource for teenagers, parents, teachers, educators, social workers, psychologists and counselors. Drs. Fox and Sokol, true experts in the field of cognitive therapy and long-time colleagues, bring the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy to help teens successfully navigate life's bumpy roads. Every teen can benefit from learning how to reduce self-doubt, increase self-confidence and learn to be effective no matter what the situation."
—Aaron T. Beck, M.D. father of cognitive therapy and President Emeritus of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy

“Since it was first developed by Aaron T. Beck, Cognitive Therapy (CT) has continued to grow and mature. From the early days of treating depression in adults, CT has been successfully applied to every patient population, virtually every psychological disorder, in almost every treatment setting, and in every treatment modality. This has occurred because of the clinical skills, creativity, and talents of a number of therapists. Leslie Sokol and Marci Fox are among that creative group. In their book, "Think Confident, be Confident for Teens" they have addressed a common developmental problem, low self esteem, in a very vulnerable group, teenagers. They have written a readable and useful book that is filled with the kind of interventions for which CT is well known. Their approach is active, directive, problem-focused and solution oriented. Using a number of case vignettes they draw the reader into the process. The result is emotional growth and a sense of personal efficacy with the belief that "I CAN do what I need to do." Following what Fox and Sokol have laid out, it would be difficult for a teen to continue to feel badly about themselves. This is an essential book for parents, teachers, and, of course, teens.”
—Arthur Freeman, Ed.D, ABPP, faculty in the department of behavioral medicine at Midwestern University

“Growing as a teen means giving yourself the tools to succeed in life. This book is like your personal toolbox. Read it and carry it with you on your personal road to success.”
William Sears, Pediatrician, author of The Successful Child

“No one should travel through adolescence alone! Marci Fox and Leslie Sokol ensure this is not the case by offering Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens, a user-friendly coping-skills manual, as an essential companion on the journey. Fox and Sokol score with a workbook that is finely tailored to suit the needs of teenagers who are working to overcome their self-doubt, fragile self-esteem, perfectionism, painful self-consciousness, and avoidance.”
—Robert D. Friedberg, PhD, ABPP, ACT, associate director of clinical training at the Pacific Graduate School of Professional Psychology at Palo Alto University

Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens is an outstanding addition to the self-help literature for adolescents. Fox and Sokol have translated the powerful tools of cognitive behavioral therapy into a readable and relevant manual. Common dilemmas that teens face serve as illustrations and bring to life principles that can help young readers through a challenging and pivotal stage of development.”
—Donna M. Sudak, MD, ACT, founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and president of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy

“Adolescence is often characterized by severe self-doubt and worry that can create significant distress for teenagers and their families and negatively impact academic, social, and emotional functioning. Are these extreme reactions an inevitable part of the teenage transition? No! Sokol and Fox show how adolescence can be the foundation for a lifetime of self-confidence.”
—Dennis Greenberger, PhD, coauthor of Mind Over Mood

“Being a teen can be tough. From stresses at home or at school to problems with friends, sometimes it can feel like it’s just too much. Self-doubt can creep in, leading to feelings of anxiety, worry, frustration, and sadness. There’s good news, though. Based on the latest science and strategies that really work, Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens offers simple, useful tips that will put you on a confident path and help you see yourself in a positive, realistic light. This quick-read book can help you handle whatever comes your way.”
—Mark A. Reinecke, PhD, ABPP, ACT, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine

“Adolescence can be a time when self-reflection and newly developed thinking styles can be a challenge. Following the lead of cognitive theory, Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens guides the adolescent reader though experiences and activities that will shape a healthy and more confident thinking style. A valuable resource for teens, with potential to prevent unwanted emotional turmoil.”
—Philip C. Kendall, PhD, ABPP, distinguished university professor and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University

Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens is a practical, clear, and powerful guide young people can use to boost their confidence and face the inevitable obstacles of life. Filled with forms, examples, and empowering guidelines, this book will give teens the tools to take on the challenges of life.”
—Robert L. Leahy, PhD, director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy and author of Beat the Blues Before They Beat You, The Worry Cure, and Anxiety Free

“In an ideal world, Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens would be required reading in high school curricula. Speaking directly to teens on matters that concern them most, Fox and Sokol succeed in offering evidence-based ways teens can reduce their social self-consciousness, improve their outlook on themselves and their lives, and be more confident and effective in handling the sorts of stresses that teens know all too well. Adolescents suffering from that common malady known as insecurity will benefit significantly from learning the lessons taught by this valuable book.”
—Cory F. Newman, PhD, ABPP, professor of psychology in psychiatry and director of the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania