Jeff Riggenbach, PhD


Speaker - Coach/Clinician - Author

The Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy:

This is where it all started.  Aaron Beck invented CBT at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960.  The Beck Institute is still located off the campus of Penn in Philadelphia where Dr. Beck, his daughter Judy, Leslie Sokol and Norman Cottrell headline the world’s most knowledgeable CBT faculty/trainers.  My training under Dr. Sokol, their personality disorder expert, is largely responsible for my understanding of cognitive therapy.  This site also provides a comprehensive reading list.

Jack Hirose & Associates:

Canada's leading provider of quality mental health workshops and conferences, I am delighted to be on faculty with this group.  Jack and his team offer a variety of live events across Canada as well as webinars, online learning opportunities and an assortment of quality products from leading experts in the field. Whether you live here in the US or North of the Border, be sure to check out this quality organization.

The Academy of Cognitive Therapy:

This is the official website of the academy of cognitive therapy, which is the certifying body of trained cognitive therapists.  While many therapists claim to practice CBT, few have the training equivalent of being board certified.  In addition to being able to find certified cognitive therapists in your part of the country, this site offers a comprehensive resource list as well as other useful information for consumers.


PESI is the organization for which I do much of my speaking.  They have been offering continuing education seminars since the 1970’s and have many highly qualified faculty.  Aside from offering various training opportunities nationwide, they are also top-notch people who have the highest concern for customer satisfaction.


I am proud to be a new faculty member of Australia’s premiere psychiatric education organization. TATRA puts on world class conferences across the continent and I look forward to my first tour of "OZ" in February of 2017.


In addition to my clinical work and conferences, I am now excited to have Joined forces with the World's number one leadership expert as a certified speaker/trainer/coach with the John Maxwell Team. In this realm i provide leadership and personal/business growth trainings and coaching sessions for general and corporate populations. You don't have to be a psychiatric patient to benefit from learning how to think more effectively and deal with difficult personalities.