Bill Knaus, Ed.D.

Bill Knaus, EdD

Bill Knaus is a licensed clinical psychologist and former psychology professor. He is known for his work in the cognitive revolution in psychotherapy and as one of the original directors of post-doctoral training in rational emotive behavioral therapy where he was the architect of postgraduate training programs, numerous public education workshops, and The Living School curriculum. He conducted seminars for PESI, a national organization that sponsors continuing education for mental health and medical professionals. Aside from his private practice, Bill was a consultant for numerous organizations on employee selection, market research, strategic planning, and problem-solving. His published 91.7% accuracy rate in selecting management and professional staff is extra-ordinary. His positive prevention mental health program for children has strong research support and may be the best of its kind. (Bill donated it to the public.) He has a long and distinguished history of volunteer work advocating for handicapped people who cannot ably defend themselves. Bill is widely known for his ability to initiate actions and assert leadership in organizing, coordinating, and directing volunteer groups to achieve worthy results.  He is currently busy at work developing multimedia programs for helping people deal with critical areas, such as procrastination, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Bill is the author or coauthor of more than 20 books on diverse topics, such as illusions, anxiety, depression, blame, children’s mental health, and procrastination where he wrote the seminal books that triggered the self-help movement in that area. (Overcoming Procrastination was the first procrastination self-help book and he co-authored it with Albert Ellis.) The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression (Second Edition), has received strong endorsements from top professionals. (New Harbinger, 2012), as has his latest book The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety (Second Edition; New Harbinger 2014). End Procrastination Now is his fifth and most up-to-date book on how to overcome procrastination (McGraw-Hill, 2010). Fearless Job Hunting shows job hunters how to use powerful psychological techniques to stand out from the crowd and get hired (New Harbinger, 2010). Bill is the lead editor for the Albert Ellis Tribute Book Series, writes psychology self-help blogs for Psychology Today. He appeared on numerous regional and national television shows, including The Today Show and over 500 regional and national radio shows. His ideas have appeared in national magazines, such as US News and World ReportReaders Digest, and Good Housekeeping, and major newspapers, such as USA TodayThe New York TimesThe Chicago TribuneThe Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Washington Post

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Science and Sensibility

Science and Sensibility is a potpourri of psychological self-help ideas and exercises. The science includes evidence-based practices that apply to promoting positive self-awareness and development. The sensibility involves developing emotional awareness, perceptiveness, and perspective. Use traditional and original ideas from Science and Sensibility to help yourself build your positive qualities, reduce negatives, accomplish more, and enjoy your life.

 

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